Kelly Slater: Outerknown

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By Mat Arney For months rumours have abounded about the form and direction that Kelly Slater’s new apparel brand will take. News of his association with international fashion megasauraus Kering started to circulate following the April Fool’s Day announcement of his departure from Quiksilver (below). Well, now the secret has been unveiled and it’s called… Read more »

The End of Sunset in the Desert

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Words by Mat Arney / Images by James Harvey Mention the name “Dubai” to many surfers and they will probably recognize it either as an airport layover that they had on their way to tropical perfection or as the location for the most famous wave pool since Rick Kane upped and moved to the North Shore. But… Read more »

Finding a Balance in the Bullring at the 2014 Billabong Pro Tahiti

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Words by Mat Arney / Images courtesy of It’s Teahupoo time again, that period that comes around each year when social media feeds are flooded with visions of the world’s best surfers standing tall in monstrous cyan barrels.  Or going over the falls.   Above: Owen Wright standing tall at the 2014 Billabong Pro Tahiti…. Read more »

Elemental Viewing

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If you’re a surfer and, like me, you’re lucky enough to be currently living near the ocean,  then you spend inordinate amounts of time looking out to sea. After a few years of clocking up vast cumulative hours “checking the surf,” it’s the sort of pleasure that we just take for granted.  Whilst all of the non-surfers… Read more »