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 »

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 »