Hobbies & Sports

I have many interests and hope to share some QSO time with you finding out more about yours.

Below I have listed a few things I love doing besides radio.


From a very early age I learnt to love the ocean. I lived near Narrabeen beach on the northern suburbs of Sydney and enjoyed being able to surf with my friends before school, after school and weekends.

My first board was a Bennett 6ft 4inch pin nose area pin tail. Over the years I have tried a few types of boards. Now I like to ride 2 types, a tough light board 7ft 1inch egg and a long board 9ft old style mal.

My favorite break is Golf Course Reef Mollymook NSW Australia.

Greg Cogar Surfing


I first started Bodysurfing at "Mona Vale Basin" on Sydney's Northern beaches on the East Coast of NSW.

Big swells at the basin produce waves breaking close to shore tubing with enormous power.

I enjoy Bodysurfing very much, the pure rush of extreme exhilaration & pleasure is something you must try.

Below is a photo taken on the South Coast of NSW at "Golfie".

Greg Cogar Bodysurfing

Veggie Garden

I love growing my own veggies in an organic style raised bed gardening system.

I create all my own compost from using seaweed, lawn cuttings, leave litter, kitchen scraps and all my green waste. I process all of this using garbage bins and worm farms eventually digging it back into the soil. We love coffee so I also use the coffee grinds. Mulching is important so I use wood chips and sugar cane mulch to conserve water and keep my soil moist. I check this with a moister meter.

My XYL Elsie loves cooking so we have a very healthy diet of freshing grown veggies picked from the garden going straight to the kitchen for our meals. No chemicals or pesticides are used in my garden.

Greg Cogar's Organic Veggies

Kingdom of Fungi

Many years ago I joined the Sydney Fungal Studies Group and began enjoying the amazing Kingdom of Fungi.

I discovered many interesting facts about fungi and began to photograph and study fungi in my area. The world would be a very different place if fungi didn't exist and the life cycle of fungi play a key role in bushland ecology.

Without fungi life on earth as we know it would cease to exist.

Fungi are not plants & obtain nutrients in different ways. Some plants have a direct association with fungi and without this Mycorrhizal relationship the plants wouldn't exist.

Most people get confused when they speak about edible mushrooms verses poisonous toadstools. The usage of these two terms suggests that all edible fungi are called a mushroom and a fungus that is poisonous is called a toadstool. This is not the case and only when you study mycology do you begin to understand how difficult it is to know whether a fungi is in fact edible and of any true value as a nutritional meal.

Greg Cogar's Mushroom