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How America’s waterpark wasteland could fuel a boom in wave pools

How America’s waterpark wasteland could fuel a boom in wave pools

From WavePool Mag: Take a look at America’s cultural waste bin and you’ll find alongside those neon Gotcha thigh-high shorts the bleached-out fiberglass waterslides born in the Regan era. But all things old become new again. Don’t they? Sometimes they ...


Got half an hour? Watch this - “Mona Boys”

Got half an hour? Watch this - “Mona Boys”

What a trip: Surfing doco about the surfing community of Mona Vale, on Sydney's Northern Beaches in the mid 1960s.  The ...

Have you watched “Seaspiracy?

Have you watched “Seaspiracy?

From SWOX: Seaspiracy is a new documentary by director Ali Tabrizi streaming on Netflix. While the movie starts out as a dreamy ode ...

Surfing septuagenarian Des Salmon reveals his secrets to staying young, fit and healthy

Surfing septuagenarian Des Salmon reveals his secrets to staying young, fit and healthy

A lot of older surfers out there having a lot of fun these days, and here’s a piece on Des, ...

Why do whales beach themselves? The latest from National Geographic:

Why do whales beach themselves? The latest from National Geographic:

Every year thousands of whales, dolphins, and other marine animals wash up on beaches around the world. This phenomenon—called beaching ...

Should be Easter Classic time at Bells – so how about Gail Couper’s record 10 wins!

Should be Easter Classic time at Bells – so how about Gail Couper’s record 10 wins!

Bells should be getting into the swing about now - so let's tip the hat to it's winningest surfer ever. Gail ...

Curious swimmer attacked by pissed-off octopus at Georgraphe Bay

Curious swimmer attacked by pissed-off octopus at Georgraphe Bay

From the odd sea story file: We read a lot about shark attacks in Western Australia - but octopuses? Not ...

The Blob, the undersea volcano, the pumice raft, and the mass wreck of shearwaters

The Blob, the undersea volcano, the pumice raft, and the mass wreck of shearwaters

Many Australian surfers and beach lovers will remember the many dead and dying seabirds washing up along the East Coast ...

Clarification of an Old Mal Rally

Clarification of an Old Mal Rally

Update from Daffy Chisholm following up on some local "feedback" regarding Old Mal gatherings: To clarify an "Old Mal Rally" ...

Hydrofoils in crowded line-ups?

Hydrofoils in crowded line-ups?

Ever done much surfing with foilboarders sharing your waves? Maybe you ride foils yourself? We hadn’t had much to do ...

Terror Vault - Mad Moments & Wipeouts at Shipsterns Bluff

Terror Vault - Mad Moments & Wipeouts at Shipsterns Bluff

How does anyone actually launch themselves into these unholy beasts? This footage is from 2011 but this vid was only ...

Parkwood on the Gold Coast selects Endless Surf technology for their Surf Park

Parkwood on the Gold Coast selects Endless Surf technology for their Surf Park

We’re thinking this is now the third wave pool in the works for the Gold Coast, with both Surf Lakes ...

“Surfing” – 1950

“Surfing” – 1950

Plucked from the bowels of British Pathe by our archive detective Ian Lording, and labelled by the Poms as “Unissued / Unused ...

Why does going to the beach make you so tired?

Why does going to the beach make you so tired?

Not talking about a three-hour paddle here, this is about just hanging out – as addressed by Mel Magazine: These days, ...

A 15-minute movie – “Welcome to - A Mano Surf”

A 15-minute movie – “Welcome to - A Mano Surf”

“Shot throughout the Byron Bay area, the film celebrates alternative approaches to wave riding and the art of handcrafting a ...

Champion surfer Katherine Díaz Hernández killed by a lightning bolt while surfing

Champion surfer Katherine Díaz Hernández killed by a lightning bolt while surfing

One of El Salvador’s top surfers and Olympic hopefuls 22-year-old Katherine Díaz Hernández gone in an instant in a freakish lightning ...

Barz Optics winners – Kiamas on their way

Barz Optics winners – Kiamas on their way

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

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