Posts Categorized: Recent Surf News

Killer Whale Disrupts Norway Surf Contest

Killer Whale Disrupts Norway Surf Contest

In an attempt to remind us that we’re all merely guests in the ocean, two giant killer whales have interrupted proceedings during the semi-final of the Lofoton Masters which are currently being held in the chilly waters off the Norwegian coast. In contrast to the potentially man-eating monsters that patrol the waters of the South… Read more

Is Surfing Really the Best Hangover Cure?

Is Surfing Really the Best Hangover Cure?

I’m currently sitting at my computer hoping to goodness that the title of this article turns out to hold a shred of truth. Because at this moment in time, I’m writing’s equivalent of a method actor. Living my subject: slightly shaking, fighting off sweeping waves of nausea, cowering from the tiniest slither of light that is somehow managing to sneak its way… Read more

Access All Areas: How Surfing Lets You Get Closer to Your Heroes

Access All Areas: How Surfing Lets You Get Closer to Your Heroes

It’s 7am, contest director Kieren Perrow is about to make the call on whether to get the third round of the Hurley Pro underway, and you’re sitting in the exact spot that’s about to be occupied by the coloured vests of the world’s elite. Not only that, but you can legitimately compete for waves with those… Read more

Is Board Wax About to Become a Thing of the Past?

Is Board Wax About to Become a Thing of the Past?

Waxing the board for traction has long been the norm. Grip pads at the rear of the deck have become pretty standard, but alternatives for the front peg have come and gone, usually disappearing as quickly as they arrived. And the reason for their rapid vanishing act? The truth is that nothing really works as well as a good… Read more

Why Are Surfers Such Miserable Bastards?

Why Are Surfers Such Miserable Bastards?

Last week I picked up a heavy bag of long handled sticks and spent a few frustrating hours zigzagging my way around a large swathe of perfectly manicured green grass. I was attempting to play golf, although I’m not sure my swing and general technique allows me to cite what I was doing as ‘golf’…. Read more

Cornwall’s Big Wave Spot ‘The Cribbar’ Roars into Life

Cornwall’s Big Wave Spot ‘The Cribbar’ Roars into Life

With the entire surf industry in temporary residence on the North Shore of Hawaii, Cornwall’s most famous big wave spot has just completed its best impression of Waimea Bay, the irony being that those decamped in and around Pipeline are currently experiencing less than favourable conditions. Storms and squalls in the deepest corners of the Atlantic… Read more

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