Don’t Look Back

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a surfer walks back up the beach whilst a wave breaks behind him

Every single time you paddle out for a surf you will inevitably, at some point, have to make the decision to take a wave all the way in to the beach and get out. Saying that it’s a difficult decision turns it into a real First World problem, and if the waves are awful anyway… Read more »

International Surfing Day

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international-surfing-day

Tomorrow, June 20th, is “International Surfing Day”. Falling on or close to the summer solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere, International Surfing Day is a bit of a Hallmark Day dreamt up by the folks at Surfing Magazine and the Surfrider Foundation back in 2004 which has grown year on year and is now celebrated… Read more »

The S-Factor

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Surfer bottom turning a large wave under the moonlight in winter

Image:  Surfer Mick Jardine bottom turning in the moonlight, during a mid-winter early morning surf in Northern Europe. It’s the middle of winter and I am bloody freezing. My hands are doing that claw thing where they get so cold that you can’t close your fingers together and that, along with a thick, heavy wetsuit,… Read more »

The Creative Few

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Dane Reynolds air

Dane Reynolds proving that the unsurfable can be so much more. Whilst it is straight-up natural ability that separates most of us from great surfers, it is two things – style and creativity – that separate great surfers from the truly compelling few who grab our attention and don’t ever let go. “Making the simple… Read more »

The Future of the Secret Spot

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Secret Surf Spot

  The secret spot is dead, long live the secret spot! And so is achievable surf discovery, now that we’re on the subject. Wherever you find a rideable wave on the fringes of society you can bet your last money that it has been surfed before, either by some wandering Aussie in the 1970s or… Read more »