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Subscribe & WIN a Pilsner from Fine Surfcraft by Andrew Warhurst – our 91st giveaway board

Subscribe & WIN a Pilsner from Fine Surfcraft by Andrew Warhurst – our 91st giveaway board

Fancy a Pilsner? Our shout! This model is the highest selling board in the Fine Surfcraft range, and like all of Andrew’s "logs" it’s inspired by the 1966-67 involvement era, with the wide point back from the centre, foiled out ...


Sorby wins the Carabine “Shakey” – our 90th subscriber board winner

Sorby wins the Carabine “Shakey” – our 90th subscriber board winner

“Well I’ve got my fingers crossed now,” said John Sorby when we asked if he might be wondering why we’d ...

Shark killed by stingray – stabbed in the head

Shark killed by stingray – stabbed in the head

From the Ripping Sea Stories file: On a sunny day in February, a strange sight washed ashore on a beach ...

"Wisdom" the albatross - the world’s oldest known wild bird – still sailing the Pacific

One from the Amazing Sea Stories file: KAPA’A, HAWAII: She could be any of a million Laysan albatross returning each fall to Midway ...

“I lived it all,” Real-life Gidget looks back from 80

“I lived it all,” Real-life Gidget looks back from 80

Groucho Marx: Kathy, I’ll start with you. How old are you? Kathy Kohner: I’m 17. I’m a senior at University High ...

The SMH’s take on the extraordinary Pauline Menczer: “The forgotten sporting champion who drives a school bus”

The SMH’s take on the extraordinary Pauline Menczer: “The forgotten sporting champion who drives a school bus”

It is a modest life for a forgotten Australian sporting champion. Much quieter than her two decades as a livewire ...

RIP Pearl Turton – much-loved Australian surfing great

RIP Pearl Turton – much-loved Australian surfing great

We lost the wonderful trail-blazing Pearl Turton on February 4 - the original Australian champion surfer who was admired by ...

The Long, Strange Tale of California’s Surf Nazis – some reading from The NY Times

The Long, Strange Tale of California’s Surf Nazis – some reading from The NY Times

Author: Daniel Duane. The first time I saw a swastika in the wild, I happened to be carrying a surfboard. The ...

“Surfer Falls of Cliff’ – surf vid from The Hook, Santa Cruz, in 1985

“Surfer Falls of Cliff’ – surf vid from The Hook, Santa Cruz, in 1985

Surfer falls off a cliff and Tony Roberts captures it on film. 1985, he was filming friends surfing, perched halfway ...

Sea urchin populations are exploding – the latest from Ocean Impact Organisation

Sea urchin populations are exploding – the latest from Ocean Impact Organisation

Urchins, urchins, everywhere:  A big focus for our messaging at OIO is reminding the public that we live on Planet Ocean. ...

“The Best of MTVz” - Celebrating the surf photography of Marty Tullemans

“The Best of MTVz” - Celebrating the surf photography of Marty Tullemans

SurfWorld Gold Coast presents it’s first event of 2021 – this Saturday night, Feb 27: Marty Tullemans documented Australian surfing ...

Life & Times of Dicky Metz: Surfer, playboy, explorer & entrepreneur

Life & Times of Dicky Metz: Surfer, playboy, explorer & entrepreneur

Dicky Metz may be the most undermentioned name in surfing. Dick helped pioneer surf travel, the surf industry, the surf ...

“No surf now in Sweden!” - Barz Optics - Kiama Winners

“No surf now in Sweden!” - Barz Optics - Kiama Winners

“We’re rather frozen at the moment, but these will be used for other outdoor activities for sure in the meantime! You ...

Lost longboard washed up on Scottish Island had travelled over 400 miles in the North Sea

Lost longboard washed up on Scottish Island had travelled over 400 miles in the North Sea

The nine-foot board drifted away from Lee Brogan in late November, when the leash snapped as he was surfing at Runswick ...

Sharks and rays have seen better days

Sharks and rays have seen better days

While there seems to be no shortage of great whites in coastal waters in recent years, populations of sharks and rays ...

Dana Point becomes the first Whale Heritage Site in the U.S.

Dana Point becomes the first Whale Heritage Site in the U.S.

It was a freezing, windy, drizzly day sometime in the 1990s when I first went whale-watching. Or at least, as ...

Our 88th subscriber board winner Lesa now loving her new Fine Surfcraft by Andrew Warhurst

Our 88th subscriber board winner Lesa now loving her new Fine Surfcraft by Andrew Warhurst

“Love it! Love it! Love it! So beautifully made and finished, and it goes amazing. I loved it from the first ...

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