Surf Simply Interviews: Bruno Santos

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brazilian surfer bruno santos in the barrel shot using a go pro on the front of his surfboard

Bruno Santos is part of the new generation of Brazilian surfers that have been “spreading the storm” around the globe. As a tube-riding specialist, Bruno has chosen to focus on a different path and has managed to turn his passion for barrels into a successful career, eventually making an impression on the world of contests… Read more »

Gallery: John Witzig

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Legendary Australian surf photographer and journalist John Witzig claims that he “got lucky when his friends got famous”, however even just a cursory glance across some of the images that he has captured over the course of his career suggest that luck had only a minor part to play. A love and aptitude for both… Read more »

The Enigmatic Michael Peterson

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a spray painted stencil portrait of australian surfer michael peterson on the wall of a restaurant in burleigh heads, queensland

Australia as a nation is incredibly reliable when it comes to producing world-class competitive surfers; so far in 2016 they’re two for two on home shores, and they’ve a rich history when it comes to winners on the waves. Amongst their ranks of iconic and highly decorated surfers the story of the enigmatic Michael Peterson,… Read more »

WSL Withdrawals: 2016 Starts Several Aussies Short

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surfer bede durbidge walking on the beach at Bells, photograph courtesy fox

Bede Durbidge on the beach at Bells last year.  It is hoped that he can return to competitive form in time for this year’s ‘CT event there.  Photo:  Fox Australians are internationally renowned for being passionate sports fans; sporting prowess is pretty front-and-centre in their national psyche and image, and so is surfing. The Aussie… Read more »

Two’s Company: Tandem Surfing

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Surfing is, for the most part, an individual sport. It is just surfer, surfboard, and the wave; there is no team or opponent to play against. But, at one time or another, many surfers will have shared a surfboard and tried riding tandem; perhaps on a small summer’s day at their home break when messing… Read more »