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The Rise of Swahili Surf Culture on Zanzibar

The Rise of Swahili Surf Culture on Zanzibar

From the Brilliant Corners series – host Sam Bleakley heads into the Indian Ocean and explores the surf and culture of Zanzibar off the coast of East Africa. At 32 minutes long, this is Episode 1 of a three-part series from ...


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 ...

The Summer of ’69 Board Project – vid from Randy Rarick

The Summer of ’69 Board Project – vid from Randy Rarick

Sunset Beach, Oahu, and the Summer of 69 Board Project – with Leah Dawson, Willie Asprey and Randy Rarick. “Hey ...

One marine animal causes more death and serious injuries than sharks, sea snakes, and stingrays combined

One marine animal causes more death and serious injuries than sharks, sea snakes, and stingrays combined

From the “Scary Ocean File”: The Australian box jellyfish is considered the most toxic animal on earth. They may not look dangerous, but the ...

Surfers are helping future generations in Brazil’s largest favela

Surfers are helping future generations in Brazil’s largest favela

“Rocinha is plagued by violence and crime—children play in the same tight alleyways where drug traffickers work. One avenue away ...

A new population of blue whales discovered “hiding” in the Indian Ocean

A new population of blue whales discovered “hiding” in the Indian Ocean

The whales in the group seem to sing a unique song: "It's like hearing different songs within a genre - Stevie ...

R.I.P. Ben Aipa

R.I.P. Ben Aipa

An innovative shaper, great surfer, and a son of Kauai, Ben Aipa died on Friday from heart complications, aged 78. ...

Here’s a first – a poem about diets and riots, hordes and a new board

Here’s a first – a poem about diets and riots, hordes and a new board

Can’t say we’ve ever run a poem in the magazine or online before, but in these unprecedented (eek!) times, let’s ...

“The culture was terrible”: new film Girls Can’t Surf charts how trailblazing women forced change

“The culture was terrible”: new film Girls Can’t Surf charts how trailblazing women forced change

The Sydney Morning Herald’s view on the new doco “Girl’s Can’t Surf”: Former world champion Pam Burridge is delighted by how ...

New Zealand: Shark attack victim had been pulled out by a rip

New Zealand: Shark attack victim had been pulled out by a rip

Kaelah Marlow has been named by police as the 19-year-old woman killed by a shark in waters off Waihī Beach ...

Landlocked and Lovin’ It: Valeska Schneider heralds the rise of a new kind of surfer

Landlocked and Lovin’ It: Valeska Schneider heralds the rise of a new kind of surfer

From WavePoolMag.com: “Multi-wave surfer” is an emerging term. What Kai Lenny is to “multiple-craft surfing” (SUP, kite, wind, tow) Valeska ...

Biggest day of 2020 at The Wedge, with Jamie O’Brien

Biggest day of 2020 at The Wedge, with Jamie O’Brien

Pipeline nutter JOB and his “Six-o Log” soft top take on the Newport mutant.  Find 15 minutes and watch it here.

Drugs, food, and microplastics - how jellyfish can help us

Drugs, food, and microplastics - how jellyfish can help us

From the BBC, Nov. 20: Jellyfish are proliferating around the world - and scientists are using them to help solve three problems ...

'New' whale species seen off Mexican coast

'New' whale species seen off Mexican coast

From the Strange Sea Stories File, this was posted by the BBC on Friday: Three whales spotted off the coast ...

The latest in the Rare Surf Tees

The latest in the Rare Surf Tees

They’re produced in short runs only, and there are around 100 designs covering surfing’s 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s. They’re all absolute ...

Ummm . . . Teahupo'o confirmed as the surf venue for the Paris 2024 Olympics

Ummm . . . Teahupo'o confirmed as the surf venue for the Paris 2024 Olympics

This should be more exciting than the Badminton.  As reported by the ISA: The International Surfing Association has announced confirmation from the International Olympic ...

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