Departure Gate: The North Shore of Oahu

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Hawaii North Shore fins Surf Simply Feature Mat Arney

  It’s December, and for surfers the word December pretty much reads as “Hawaii”. It’s the time of year when the sand is washed off the beaches of the North Shore leaving the distinctive winter berms and exposing the reefs, and when storms in the North Pacific send regular swells southeast towards this isolated island… Read more »

Departure Gate: Fiji

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Cloudbreak Fiji by Mat Arney

Words and images by Mat Arney The transitional seasons of late autumn and early spring can sometimes make the process of selecting a surf vacation destination a difficult (although never unwelcome or unpleasant) decision; will you luck into the desired combo of solid, late wintery swells and warm, summery weather? The Fijian islands, sitting pretty… Read more »

Departure Gate: Hossegor

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Hossegor Mat Arney Feature Image

Words by Mat Arney. Images by Corey Wilson, Laura Wilkinson & Mat Arney. The seasons have finally started to turn.  As autumn arrives most European surfer’s thoughts turn to the beaches of South West France – Hossegor in particular – and scores of European wave riders load up their vans and make a beeline for… Read more »

Taking On Teahupoo

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When we close for our mid season break in May, I like to take a week or two to explore new waves in other parts of the world. This year I headed to Teahupoo, in Tahiti along with our resort manger, Dani Acosta, coach Kerianne Kreger and team rider Brad Wedding. These team trips are fun but… Read more »