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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!

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

WOW, what a machine. To say that we are in love with this drone would be an understatement. The new Mavic is all-time, longer battery life and the zoom function, oh the zoom function. Time for a little bit of nerd talk, the lens has a focal range of 24-48mm, what the hell does that mean?

DJI OSMO Action

We were given the Osmo by the guys at DJI to test it out on our most recent trip to the Mentawais. Having used tonnes of POV/Action cams in the past we were keen to see how this little number went.

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?

Travel Partners AirAsia

As some of you may know things are a little tougher in the world of surf media these days, and without the support of partners like AirAsia to help us bring you stunning stories from far flung places, things would be a little average.

Mt Woodgee and the Zoo that makes the magic happen.

Is that a little harsh? A zoo? I made a statement to the guys in there just recently, that if you don’t have to look after your creatives with kit gloves then you don’t have the right creatives, of this statement I got a nod of approval from Ian.

Surfing Australia – HPC

I was asked to join the guys at the High Performance Centre (HPC) for a days coaching and I was pumped. I’d been to the HPS three years ago almost to the day and had a cracking time with the coaching staff. My wife had bought me a two day “Adult Surf Camp” for my birthday… what a great gift. Had I have known how good it was I would have just booked it myself, but a lovely gift to be sure.

4 safety tips for your first surfing experience!

Hitting a wave right is one of the best feelings in the world. At that moment, it’s nothing but you, the sea and your board. Everything else tends to switch off and you can fully appreciate the moment and beauty that’s around you.

Hidden Bay is a hidden gem!

A trip to the Mentawai Islands is one that needs to be on the bucket list of every surfer. Towards the top of the list. It is an experience without comparison. A true feast for the senses.

TRAINING TO CONNECT – Part 2

In PART 2 we teach a new model for looking at movement of the human body. The exercises at the bottom will train your body to move with connection and flow.