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Author Richard Flanagan unleashes tirade against salmon farming industry

Author Richard Flanagan unleashes tirade against salmon farming industry

"Come down here and talk to the fisherman, to the shack owner, to the kayaker, to the surfer, and ask them what's going on." Booker prize-winning author Richard Flanagan has taken a swipe at Tasmania's salmon industry, describing it as "one ...


Seven of the Sea - a ten-minute movie short from Naomi Blik

Seven of the Sea - a ten-minute movie short from Naomi Blik

“What's it like living with seven girls who surf? A home filled with love and stoke! Here's a little glimpse ...

The one-and-only local world-famous Manly Longboard Co

The one-and-only local world-famous Manly Longboard Co

So the Manly Sea Eagles rugby league team just cleaned up the Gold Coast Titans 36 to zilch - reckon Manly Longboard Co.'s Mark ...

We Are One Ocean

We Are One Ocean

“We will get to watch the ocean rebound in the most magical and splendid way”. Sign the petition , watch the ...

One year passed: “Waikiki Under Quarantine, An Inside Look” – the video

One year passed: “Waikiki Under Quarantine, An Inside Look” – the video

What a difference a year makes, one of our most visited news pieces -  a vid from this week in 2020: Eerie ...

Rare surf footage from 1925 – “The Popular Sport of Surfboarding” – Bondi Beach

Rare surf footage from 1925 – “The Popular Sport of Surfboarding” – Bondi Beach

Three minutes from 1925, pre talkies. Ferretted from the Australian Screen web pages by Ian "Gumshoe" Lording.  SOME BACKGROUND & ORIGINAL NOTES: Clip description This ...

The Raglan Surf Report: “Stop ridiculing our Kiwi accent ya duckhids!”

The Raglan Surf Report: “Stop ridiculing our Kiwi accent ya duckhids!”

“Fush and chups out on the dick”. Must say he (main man Luke Cederman) went a touch hard on the Aussie accent ...

Paddle-outs opposing PEP 11 drilling off Sydney, the Central Coast and Newcastle

Paddle-outs opposing PEP 11 drilling off Sydney, the Central Coast and Newcastle

Kill the Drill: The Petroleum Exploration Permit 11 (PEP11) covers 4500 square kilometres extending off the coast between Newcastle in the ...

“They’ve got a big fight on their hands” - Netflix gets dose of reality

“They’ve got a big fight on their hands” - Netflix gets dose of reality

For starters, “Byron Bay” has never been spelled “Byron Bae” and nor should it ever be. And to you tossers ...

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 ...

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 ...

Byron Bay Netflix reality series about “hot Instagrammers” has locals “embarrassed and angry”

Byron Bay Netflix reality series about “hot Instagrammers” has locals “embarrassed and angry”

This is all a little short on detail so far, but apparently it’s in the works. Here’s how it was ...

Single Fin Mingle delivers a dose of magic

Single Fin Mingle delivers a dose of magic

It was a big four days at Sumner, east of Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand – here’s ...

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 ...

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