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 »

Obituary: Brock Little

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brock little air dropping into a huge wave during the 1990 quiksilver in memory of eddie aikau, photographed by buzzy kerbox

Brock Little March 17th 1967 – February 18th 2016 Above:  Brock Little dropping into Waimea during the 1990 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau, photographed by Buzzy Kerbox. As surfing matures, it is an unfortunate reality that the frequency with which obituaries must be written and published increases. Whilst the passing of our sport’s elder… Read more »

Me, Myself and Surfing: Dr Chad Nelsen

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surfrider ceo dr chad nelson in the barrel at a mexican pointbreak, photographed by tom carey

We all love the ocean. Some surfers love the ocean so much, in fact, that they make protecting it their life’s work. One such surfer is Dr. Chad Nelsen, the chief executive officer of Surfrider Foundation. Surfrider Foundation’s enormous grassroots network of chapters (85 in the US alone) has been working to protect the world’s… Read more »