Brad Carrol, Director, Standing Eight: 1st September
Moore at Standing Eight
Man Australia continues to interview sports figures
who make a positive difference.
this occasion, we interview the director of Standing
Eight, Brad Carrol, who we recently purchased a wetsuit
daughter, Michelle, said "the wetsuit is cool".
Ok, we know what you mean Michelle. The Rip Curl website
kept Michelle warm, and it is fashionable also, and
great value for money.
this interview, Brad discusses surfing, skateboarding,
the shop and more.
What is the name and location of the store?
Eight surf skate sounds street. 155 Dolphin St Coogee
long have you been operating?
over 18 months.
are the products in the store?
wetsuits, skateboards, skate accessories, alternative
CD's, custom surfboards, surf accessories, DVDs and
videos. But if we don't have it we will get it for
you. (Media Man experienced
is the main concept of Standing Eight?
provide a store that has a real local feel with the
latest fashions in the surf skate street culture.
We find that our customers aren't after your traditional
surf clothing. We pride ourselves on stocking cutting
edge gear. We like the labels that lead the industry
not the followers.
what Brands do you stock?
MCD, Juice, Cult, One teaspoon, Mermaid Sister, Elwood,
Zero, Red Dragon Squad, Dickies, Element, Deeds clothing,
After The Girl, Kitten, Fox racing, Sponsored and
what should a person expect when they come in to Standing
and foremost they will feel welcomed and comfortable
to check the shop out. They can have a bit of fun
trying different items on or just hang out and have
a chat about surfing, skating, music or what ever.
We want people to treat Standing Eight as a local
hub to get to know each other.
do you support local athletes?
sponsor local surfers and skaters. Good skaters are
pretty hard on there equipment, so we give our team
riders a special price structure so they can afford
to ride the best equipment in there pursuit to improve
there talents. We also helped local surfer Nicola
Atherton with a Creatures
of Leisure product deal. She just came third
in the state titles which advances her to the Australian
did the name "Standing Eight" come from?
taken from the boxing rule Standing Eight Count, where
a boxer is given a count of eight to decide if he
wants to continue.
skating and many other board sports have moments like
this when you have to look inside yourself and decide
if you are willing to put your fear aside and commit
yourself 100%. It may be trying to ollie a huge set
of stairs or just paddling out in the biggest surf
of your life. Standing Eight believes that you must
always push yourself to break through your limits.
note: These guys rock. For top gear and the right
price, and great service, you can't go past them.
Tingle says the wetsuit is cool (Michelle Tingle's
2nd media appearance)
Surfing Portal (Greg Tingle's website)
Release: Standing Eight supports Media Man Australia
- 25th August 2003
Jump On Board, by Greg Tingle - August 2002
Greg Tingle interviews Mal Jago, Coastalwatch Technologies