Posts Categorized: Recent News

Why the Arrival of Kids Doesn’t Mean an End to Cycling to the Beach

Why the Arrival of Kids Doesn’t Mean an End to Cycling to the Beach

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

What Do Artificial Waves Mean for the Future of Competitive Surfing?

What Do Artificial Waves Mean for the Future of Competitive Surfing?

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

Matt Porteous Shares His 10 Favourite Surf Photos

Matt Porteous Shares His 10 Favourite Surf Photos

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

The Oi Rio Pro Won’t Have the Best Surf: But Who Cares!?

The Oi Rio Pro Won’t Have the Best Surf: But Who Cares!?

As the travelling circus that is the World Surf League prepares to rumble onto the shores of arguably the world’s most vibrant city, the critics of the event have been persistently voicing their concerns over the quality and suitability of this Brazilian beach break. Several veterans of the tour have demonstrated their discord, voting with their feet and opting to… Read more

Surfing in Bali: How to Beat the Crowds in Indonesia’s Surf Capital

Surfing in Bali: How to Beat the Crowds in Indonesia’s Surf Capital

Mention surfing in Bali and the general consensus seems to be that it’s past its prime.  The phrase: “you should have been here 20 years ago” is uttered as frequently as fresh cases of ‘Bali Belly’ are diagnosed. Visit today and you’ll be greeted with crowded line-ups, deteriorating water quality, and a growing number of… Read more

Why Every Surfer Must Try Night Surfing

Why Every Surfer Must Try Night Surfing

If you’ve recently frequented any of the various surf forums and news sites cluttering up the internet (this one excluded) you’ll be very aware of the fact that there is a new Point Break movie. Laird Hamilton has been doing even more preening than normal, charging Jaws and Teahupo’o while being chased by a large… Read more

Stoked at Sixty: Can You Surf Forever?

Stoked at Sixty: Can You Surf Forever?

‌ 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

10 Perfect Ten’s: The Best Waves Ever Ridden in Competitive Surfing

10 Perfect Ten’s: The Best Waves Ever Ridden in Competitive Surfing

Judging competitive surfing is difficult. There are complex criteria to follow when trying to determine the score a surfer has just earned on any given wave. Commitment and degree of difficulty, innovation and progression of manoeuvres, combination of major manoeuvers – the list goes on. But sometimes there is only one score to be given. No consultation… Read more