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 »

Your Comfort Zone Needs Stretching

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Words by Mat Arney & Images courtesy of Surfer Magazine,  A Rose Beyond The Thames & Stafford/SPL/Transworld Surf Your comfort zone has a lot to answer for.  How many times, for instance, has your alarm clock gone off in the dark of the early morning only for you to roll over and opt to remain in the warm… Read more »