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Choosing the right wave can take time and patience, but these surfing tips for beginners helps explain how to pick the most comfortable ones

Surfing Tips For Beginners: How To Choose The Right Wave To...

There are plenty of surfing tips for beginners out there. But before just diving into all of them and feeling overwhelmed, it's best to...
Joel Tudor, a champion surfer, calls out the World Surf League over several issues, specifically highlighting pay inequality for women

Joel Tudor Calls Out World Surf League Over Pay Inequality And...

Joel Tudor, a pro surfer since the age of 14 who won his first ASP Longboard World Championship in 1998 and the U.S. Open...
Sal Masekela, an action sports icon from his time as a journalist, discusses his surf brand Mami Wata, a celebration of African surf culture

Action Sports Icon Sal Masekela Discusses His Surf Brand Mami Wata,...

If you grew up in the '90s, the name Sal Masekela is a familiar one, as the journalist has long-been the face of action...
Interest in surfing classes is guiding the global surfboard market, which is expected to grow by $2.72 billion between 2020 and 2025

Interest In Surfing Classes Is Driving An Expected $2.7B Market In...

A growing interest in surfing classes around the world is helping guide the global surfboard market, with a new report from Technavio Research expecting...
Peter Cole, who helped pioneer the sport of big-wave surfing during the late 1950s and early ’60s, passed away at the age of 91

Peter Cole, Surfing Pioneer During The ’50s And ’60s, Passes Away...

Peter Cole, a legendary Oahu Big Wave surfer who helped pioneer the sport in the 1950s and early '60s, passed away this past weekend...
For those looking for the best places to surf in the U.S. in 2022, this short list helps guide you towards the top beaches and waves

The 6 Best Places To Surf In The U.S. In 2022

If you're someone who enjoys surfing, there are plenty of spots around the world to scratch your itch. But what are the best places...
Surfing at the Olympics is official, with the IOC approving the event to return competing in 2028 at the Los Angeles Summer Games

Surfing At The Olympics Returns, With The IOC Approving The Event...

Surfing at the Olympics has once again been approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), with the action sport joining skateboarding and sports climbing...
Kelly Slater wins Billabong Pro Pipeline days before 50th birthday

Just Days Before Hitting Age 50, Kelly Slater Wins Billabong Pro...

As if Kelly Slater needed to accomplish anything more in his iconic career, the soon-to-be 50-year-old surfer went out and did something nobody could...

Butthead McBoil

First came the phone call, the day before we were set to leave and something inside told me something was up even before I...

EVOLUTION EQUATION

Progression encompasses many aspects of the surfing world, from explosive aerials to gender equality. Since its Polynesian origins and the days of riding 40...

Twin-genuity

When the tour peeps have hung up their jerseys (for good or a short interlude between comps), an unassuming funster has been taken from...

Wild Cards

Wild Cards, are they the maker and killer of careers? Used in many sports but has the greatest impact in surfing. There are a...

Escaping Shadowland

“Waves are not measured in feet and inches; they’re measured in increments of fear.” The late Buzzy Trent coined this phrase. In 1953, he...

Puntorama 5.0

Stylish aerial wizardry fuelled by genius innovation laced with a dash of madness.If this sounds like you, it’s time for… PUNTORAMA 5.0 - A surfing aerial event in search of Australia’s very own lord of the skies!

The Paddle Out TV

Yes, that's right our extremely popular Podcast "The Paddle Out" has been turned into a TV show, with heaps of guest and of course our faithful co-hosts Ray Bisschop and the legendary Cheyne Horan. Every two weeks a new episode is dropped on Fuel TV running on 7plus but if you want to binge them all simply sign up to Fuel TV+ and watch them when you want.

Surfing Life Photo of the Year 2021

All surf related imagery is what we are looking for. Remember we are Surfing Life and we will be looking for that something that is focused on “The Surfing Life”, whether it is waves, travel, surfers, lifestyle or simply capturing surfing as you see it. Remember, we need to go … wow!

The Usher Cup

We know there are plenty of competitions in the world of surfing, but not very often are they supported by a non-endemic surf brand. Yes we have non-endemic support to already established endemic brands, but not straight up non-endemic being the driving force behind it. To top that off, every other sponsor of this event is also non-endemic.

WERET – Style and Function

We’ve been lucky enough to be given the WERET Premium Surf Watch, with surf forecasting built in, all in an analogue time piece. Yep, this is not a watch in our opinion, it’s a time piece and pretty damn classy if you ask us.

Gen4 – Changing the Game

At 12 years old, I came home from a day of autograph hunting with friends Mitch Parkinson and Jack Freestone, from the 2004 Quiksilver Pro at Snapper Rocks and announced over dinner, my mates wanted to be pro-surfers, but I thought I’d prefer to shape their boards.

Surfing Life Photo of the Year 2020

All surf related imagery is what we are looking for. Remember we are Surfing Life and we will be looking for that something that is focused on “The Surfing Life”, whether it is waves, travel, surfers, lifestyle or simply capturing surfing as you see it. Remember, we need to go … wow!

Puntorama 4.0

Stylish aerial wizardry fuelled by genius innovation laced with a dash of madness.If this sounds like you, it’s time for… PUNTORAMA 3.0A surfing aerial event in search of Australia’s very own lord of the skies!

South Coast Bushfire Appeal

As you are aware the South Coast of NSW has been devastated by the fires over the past week. Being part of the surf community we are asking your help to raise much needed funds to assist with the emergency at hand and to help rebuild these beautiful communities.

The Medina Myth

But, as he tells Surfing Life, he’s willing to do whatever it takes. Story: In a few minutes Gabriel Medina will make his debut at the Quiksilver Pro, Gold Coast but right now he’s trying to compose himself. Surrounded by hundreds of fans, he stands alone on the rocks at Snapper Beach, head bowed, eyes closed and board cradled to his chest. Gabriel, a devout Christian, is praying.

Bersih Puntorama 3.0

What the hell is The Bersih Puntorama, and why would we be writing about it as a magazine that has long removed itself from the reporting of competitions?