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Posts / Latest Posts - 6 months ago

Waves For Water: The Jon Rose Interview

Surfing is (for the most part) a very positive activity and lifestyle, not least of which for its participants. It’s possible for this positivity to also spread into other areas of surfer’s lives, allowing surfers to extend their own wellbeing to the...

Posts / Latest Posts - 6 months ago

We Are All Surfers

A Review of Representation in Surfing We are all surfers. But not all surfers are represented or treated in a fair, equal and balanced way. The most obvious example of this, and most relevant to recent wider events outside of the bubble of surfing...

Posts / Latest Posts - 6 months ago

All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace

Between waves the machine is silent. Conversations pop up effortlessly though between strangers in the crowd that line the edge of the Kelly Slater wave pool. The atmosphere is unlike a normal surf contest. It’s not a different crowd but it is a filt...

Posts / Latest Posts - 7 months ago

C.J. Mirra, The Cold-Water Composer

Surfing has its own special soundtracks for each of us; be they the noises and soundscapes associated with breaking waves, muffled underwater tumblings and the backdrop of the beach on a summer’s day, or the tracks and songs that accompany the surf f...

Posts / Latest Posts - 7 months ago

The Plastic Project

The issue of plastic pollution, its impact on our oceans, and our responses to the problem could well be a strong contender for the environmental zeitgeist of the latter part of this decade when we look back in years to come. The human race has been...

Posts / Latest Posts - 8 months ago

Smartfin: Underwater Microscopes

Two Scientists’ Journey to the Development of the Smartfin Nowadays, it would be nearly impossible to think of a single segment of our lives that hasn’t been directly influenced by the advances of modern technology. Discussions arise over possible so...

Posts / Latest Posts - 8 months ago

Nazaré: The Beauty of the Beast

Welcome to Nazaré: home of the largest waves on the planet. Nazaré has been surf media’s super-sized darling as of late; Even more than the recent Big Wave Tour event, heroically won by the Brazilian upstart Lucas Chumbo, Nazaré has broken the intern...

Posts / Latest Posts - 8 months ago

India: The Rise Of A Surf Culture

For decades, India went unnoticed. For years, the collective surfing world dissected every little corner of the Indo-Asian maritime zone, with well-documented forays throughout Indonesia in the ’70s, and Sri Lanka and the Maldives in the 90s. But unt...

Posts / Latest Posts - 9 months ago

Chronicles of Vee

The “Chronicles Of Vee” anthropomorphizes our much loved bottom contour and tells us her life story so far. Born in 1967, “Vee” was the daughter of Australian surfing and innovative engineering. She was by no means your typical type of bottom contour...

Posts / Latest Posts - 10 months ago

On Rail: The Train to Taghazoute

The only word that I could pick out from the fast slur of heavily Basque-accented Spanish was “NO”. The train manager backed this up with a wag of his finger before pointing at our boardbags lying on the platform. Uh-oh. I guess there had to be a sti...