Nothing sets the tone for a surf session quite like a bit of music. Whether it’s a tonic of easy on the ear notes from a gently strumming guitar, or an incessant bass line pounding out unrelenting riffs, the pre-match music has a big impact on your state of mind as you enter the water…. Read more
I guarantee this is the least rock n’ roll thing you’ll read today. For lots, this article will be instantly dismissed in favour of more footage from those fearlessly charging Nazaré giants. A few, will digest what is written, and vow never to allow their search for waves to be compromised in such a manner…. Read more
Achieving the balance between style and substance is a difficult trick to master; never more so for manufacturers of surfing watches, due largely to the punishment thrown at their timepieces. A watch that works well in the water, rarely looks good on land; and something that looks good on your wrist, often fails to stand… Read more
I recently wrote a piece about surfing in Bali and in the Facebook comments somebody (quite rightly) picked up on the fact that I’d failed to mention that Indonesia was on fire, and did I not have any awareness of the situation currently sweeping across Asia. The ironic thing is that I spend a lot of time… Read more
Surfing is all about the freedom of expression, being at one with the waves, harnessing the power of the ocean and catching a free ride to the shore; maybe even sticking in a turn or two just to keep things interesting. It’s hard to quantify what makes a good ride, there’s the old adage that… Read more
Let’s face it, the UK doesn’t get much of a look in when considering the world’s most prolific surf spots. Cold water, rainy days, rude people, bad teeth… a few reasons (amongst many) to bypass this pocket of Northern Europe and instead focus your efforts a few hundred miles south, where the water, weather and hospitality… Read more
Written by guest contributor Jack Barlow It was a late summer evening, I’d just had a nice little four foot wave and paddled straight back out. Another wave loomed on the horizon but I was strangely out of breath and as I went to jump to my feet I slipped and ignominiously fell off – heart pounding, embarrassed…. Read more
Drone footage can be a bit hit or miss. Often, what starts off as a great idea, ends with shaky footage from too far away to really see what’s going on. But when it does work, it’s epic, as this video from Indo’ demonstrates.
We’re used to seeing oversized surf logos adorning tents and flags at various beaches around the world to announce the arrival of the circus that is a surf competition. But for obvious reasons, surf contests rarely venture very far from the coast. Snowdonia’s ill fated wave pool recently held a showcase event to demonstrate its… Read more
Filmed on location in New Zealand and Australia, ‘Light Therapy’ was carefully shot with the intention of utilising only available light within the hours of dawn and dusk. Featuring surfers Chippa Wilson, Dion Agius and Nate Tyler, this beautiful film is more art, than the usual high energy, action packed extreme sport footage.