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Fancy making your local a World Surfing Reserve? Here’s your shot

Fancy making your local a World Surfing Reserve? Here’s your shot

Save the Waves is now accepting applications for the next World Surfing Reserves. WSRs serve as a model standard for surf break protection with ten officially declared reserves in countries including Australia, Peru, Chile, Brazil, the United States and more. If nominated, the ...


An aging surfer comes to terms with mortality in Paul Theroux’s superb ‘Under the Wave at Waimea’

An aging surfer comes to terms with mortality in Paul Theroux’s superb ‘Under the Wave at Waimea’

Review by Michael Upchurch: Professional Hawaiian surfer Joe Sharkey, the protagonist of Paul Theroux’s superb new novel, “Under the Wave at Waimea,” is in ...

World-leading project keeps watch on Gold Coast “jewels” – it’s beaches

World-leading project keeps watch on Gold Coast “jewels” – it’s beaches

Eye in the Sky: The most advanced beach monitoring system in the world now covers 30km of the Gold Coast’s coastline ...

The Line Up book

The Line Up book

We’ve recently had our little minds blown by the arrival on our doorstep of a monster 144-page book from France, ...

Plans to discharge Fukushima wastewater into the ocean over local opposition & international concern

Plans to discharge Fukushima wastewater into the ocean over local opposition & international concern

From the New York Times: In late 2019, the Japanese government convened diplomats from 22 countries for a briefing on ...

Thousands of strange 'worms' wash up on beach

Thousands of strange 'worms' wash up on beach

From the oddities of the ocean file: Residents were left terrified when thousands of worms appeared in the shallow part of ...

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 ...

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" ...

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 ...

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