Reading the Wind

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Morning surf fanned by offshore winds in western australia

  Good surf is the result of a number of contributing factors all aligning in the right way at the right time. One of those key factors is the wind – not only does it generate the waves themselves many miles offshore but it also has a marked impact upon their quality when they break,… Read more »

The Gold Coast’s Gold

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Surfing Gold Coast point break

  The Sand at Snapper Rocks. At the end of this month the 2015 WSL Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour kicks off, as it has done in so many years past in its previous incarnations, on the Gold Coast.  Every year the eyes of the surfing world focus squarely on the points of Coolangatta at the… Read more »

The Gray Zone

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Shark silhouette U.S. fish and wildlife service

  On December 29th 2014 the death of young spearfisherman Jay Muscat from injuries caused by a shark attack close to Albany on Western Australia’s South Western coast took the state’s statistics to ten in ten. Over the past decade ten people have lost their lives in Western Australia as a direct result of a… Read more »

Surfing Has A Plastic Elephant In The Room

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Beach Clean Plastic Pollution Mat Arney

Words and Images by Mat Arney As the northern hemisphere moves further into winter and the southern half prepares itself for the joys of high summer, the one thing that doesn’t change with the weather is the issue of marine plastic pollution in our oceans. It’s an inescapable problem; one that coastal councils in developed… Read more »

We Can’t Wait For The Rains

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June 2012, the south Pacific lights up during June, July & August giving us overhead waves almost everyday. As we approach the end of the dry season here in Nosara, everyone can’t wait for the rain to start. Although the surf has been all time, the jungle is dry and dusty and the wells are… Read more »