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“Giant Killer” - 17-year-old Jeff Hakman wins the 1965 Duke Contest

“Giant Killer” - 17-year-old Jeff Hakman wins the 1965 Duke Contest

All the Hawaiian and Californian heavy hitters were there – but check out Jeff’s surfing – nailed ’em!  By Bruce Brown - from the Encyclopedia of Surfing.   WATCH IT HERE


Hydrofoils to be banned at some of Sydney’s most popular beaches?

Hydrofoils to be banned at some of Sydney’s most popular beaches?

Two councils in Sydney are considering permanently banning hydrofoil surfing at their beaches due to concerns over safety. Randwick and Waverley councils, both ...

BARZ OPTICS WINNERS

BARZ OPTICS WINNERS

Each issue we give away pairs of Barz sunglasses to four of our international subscribers (it helps us feel a ...

What is the value of a wave?

What is the value of a wave?

Before Covid, global surf tourism spending was estimated at up to A$91 billion per year. And since the start of the pandemic, ...

From the Tawny Frogmouth: Seawall puts our beach in peril

From the Tawny Frogmouth: Seawall puts our beach in peril

The Collaroy-Narrabeen embayment is one of the most beautiful parts of Sydney, and arguably Australia’s surfing capital. It boasts an unrivalled ...

Sending off Marty Curry with a paddle-out at Arrawarra - all welcome

Sending off Marty Curry with a paddle-out at Arrawarra - all welcome

It's now over six months since "The Little General of Arrawarra" left us, and finally after several false starts due to ...

Smiles & waves: New comp for NZ South Island – wrap and photos

Smiles & waves: New comp for NZ South Island – wrap and photos

The Tuawera Longboard Classic is a new longboarding and retro shortboarding competition based out of Scarborough beach in Christchurch, New ...

Vampire fish raining on Alaskan town mystifies locals

Vampire fish raining on Alaskan town mystifies locals

An Alaskan town has been baffled as to why eel-like vampire fish have begun falling from the sky.  People in the ...

“Gremlins and Sandies in New Craze - Roller Boarding” - 1964

“Gremlins and Sandies in New Craze - Roller Boarding” - 1964

“Dry land board riding – it’s a new twist to the surfing craze.”  “A tricky corner can be as dangerous as ...

THE HIGHWAYMEN  - the full 15-minute film featuring West Australians Medland, Mattisons & Ledger

THE HIGHWAYMEN - the full 15-minute film featuring West Australians Medland, Mattisons & Ledger

Shot on a variety of different mediums by renowned photographer Jack O'Grady. The 2021 Byron Bay Surf Festival saw three West ...

‘Extreme marine heatwave’: waters off Sydney set to break January temperature records

‘Extreme marine heatwave’: waters off Sydney set to break January temperature records

Satellite data is showing the ocean surface off the coast of Sydney at 3C above normal, with swimmers and surfers ...

The wave pool backlash

The wave pool backlash

Worldwide there are 100 or more planned, proposed, or already operating . . . but at what cost? This is ...

The great Hap “Happy” Jacobs – innovator, shaper, thinker - gone at 92

The great Hap “Happy” Jacobs – innovator, shaper, thinker - gone at 92

From The Daily Breeze: Hap Jacobs, a craftsman who helped mold surf culture into what it is today and an ...

The Year in Pictures 2021 – from the NY Times

The Year in Pictures 2021 – from the NY Times

Viewed from any angle, 2021 has been a tumultuous year – and this collection of 176 "Pictures of the Year" ...

History of Gold Coast Beaches

History of Gold Coast Beaches

There’s a lot of sand bagging and pumping and groyne building going on in this 18-minute film, produced by Griffith University. “This ...

PEP 11 Newcastle to Sydney is dead – now on to Victoria’s Otway Basin

PEP 11 Newcastle to Sydney is dead – now on to Victoria’s Otway Basin

The latest from Surfers For Climate: We all did it - the kids who waved signs at men in suits only concerned ...

PEP 11 drilling off Newcastle, Central Coast and Sydney has been hit on the head!

PEP 11 drilling off Newcastle, Central Coast and Sydney has been hit on the head!

As reported in The Guardian: A controversial proposal to drill for oil and gas off the New South Wales coast will not ...

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