Posts Categorized: Recent Surf News

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