GoPro footage is great. Used properly the benefits are too numerous to name, and in doing so I’d only be repeating what has been said a million times before. But for those who have seriously tried to weave together sections of footage into one continuous stretch of film, there does remain one slight problem. Everything looks very… Read more
Children come with a disproportionate amount of crap. For something so small the necessary paraphernalia required to sustain these tiny individuals for long enough to leave the house is almost inconceivable. Simply venturing over the threshold of the front door requires volumes of equipment non-parents would consider sufficient for several weeks at sea. All of which… Read more
There’s little doubt that the revolution in sports action cameras will continue to gain pace. The ease of use and quality of the images from these tiny waterproof units make them an attractive prospect for those wishing to document their surf sessions. It allows us to share experiences usually reserved for the confines of our memory banks…. Read more
Competitive surfing has always been as much about an individuals wave selection, as it has about the moves that take place on the wave itself. But that’s all set to change. The ability to read the conditions – mentally analysing and computing the slightest ripples on the surface of the ocean – could become a skill of the past…. Read more
Why have watches become so huge? It seems fashionable to have something the size of a small dog strapped to one of your wrists. It’d be cheaper, and probably lighter, to just stick a clock on your arm. But I think I may have found the answer. The ultimate timepiece for surfing: the Rip Curl… Read more
The accessibility of waterproof video cameras has sparked a revolution in amateur surf photography. No longer is it exclusively the right of the pros to have footage from deep inside the barrel, or evidence of making “that drop”– Go Pros have transformed the ability of the amateur surfer to record their sessions. But just because we… Read more
I like to spend most of my time below the waves, my view into a world most don’t get to see. To me life is a journey, an adventure. I like to explore travelling light to search out visual settings that inspire my work. My mentors, great friends, and travels have all influenced my approach to Photography over… Read more
It must be both a curse and a blessing to be able to consider Jamie O’Brien a ‘friend’. Nothing he does conforms to convention. A surf is never just a surf. Whether he’s charging Pipeline at night or riding ridiculous inflatable swimming pool toys in double overhead barrels, JOB is always on the edge. So when you… Read more
Alanna Blanchard reminds us that first and foremost, she’s a surfer. This short clip features Alana dominating the crowds in the warm Australian waters where she took up summer residence.
A brief guide to everything you don’t want to do in the water. Enjoy.