Surfing Life 318 – The Rookies

Because it’s a dog-drop-in-on-dog world out there.

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Tear Offs: Billabong Bloodlines

A journey through the shallows of Teahupo'o and the depths of youth surfing.

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The 2015 Board Bible

Surf your way through a gorgeous quiver with Matt Meola, Andy Mooney, Twiggy Baker and Nick Carroll.

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The Best Bank, On The Best Day, Of The Best Swell Of 2015

While everywhere else didn't live up to the hype, this place exceeded it.

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From the Obscene Living Files: Club Dead

A few short stories that might make you rethink your next trip to Bali.

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Film Review: Cluster

Fun, frenetic but mostly just plain fucken sick. Read this, then go see Cluster.

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Things That Make You Go Phwoooaaarrr

Jack Freestone. Backhand. Into the wind. Upside down. Full rotation.

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(Ir)regular Stories: The Baltic Journal

Normal blokes going to extraordinary lengths.

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Objectify Me, Nikki van Dijk

Learning to get lucky, with the unluckiest gal on Tour.

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The WSL Quik and Roxy Pros

The Forecast, as told by Nick Carroll.

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J-Bay Gets Ready To Rumble

Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Who will win J-Bay this year? Can Jordy keep the title in South Africa, if there's big barrels like we saw in Ballito, can Parko or Mick dominate? Check the videos...

Tassie Terrors

Monday, 11 July 2011
A series of photos from Tasmanian snapper, Stuart Gibson, landed in our inbox today. There have been big waves at Bells and along the south-east coast of the mainland, but take a look at the icy monsters those hardy islander souls had to face over the weekend

Weekend Wash-up

Monday, 11 July 2011
If you were busy getting out there enjoying the ocean and you missed all the action on the web over the weekend, here's a quick catch up... 

Winning At J-Bay

Saturday, 09 July 2011
Billabong Webisode 2: What does it mean to a World Tour surfer to actually win at J-Bay?

Parko At J-Bay

Saturday, 09 July 2011
Billabong Webisode 3: What does J-Bay mean to Joel Parkinson? "I love J-Bay. I've won there a couple of times and I have a kind of jittery feeling when I think about it".
Check out the highlights from 2011 Occy's Grom Comp final day. Big congrats to the new champs Eli Steele (Caloundra) and Stephanie Single (Lennox). Full results here:​ent/8/occys-grom-comp

All Eyes On J-Bay

Friday, 08 July 2011
Billabong Webisode 1: After a mid-season break, the World Tour is back....and all eyes again are focussed on Jeffreys Bay.


Friday, 08 July 2011
Earlier this week, Surfing Life's Shieldsy jumped on Mick's Red Bull sled and headed across the Seaway with Dingo and a couple of groms. Enjoy the goodness...

A Dusty Week in Winter

Thursday, 07 July 2011
A Week in the desert with Brett Burcher, Elliot Marshall, Bart Smith and Nathan Bartlett.Cameo roles by Josiah Schmucker and Sam Boord.Artist - Black LipsSong - Cold Hands
Aussie surfer, Laura Enever, joins tennis players Maria Sharapove, Li Na and four other world-class female athletes in a big Nike campaign

J-Bay Gets Ready To Rumble

Thursday, 07 July 2011
The best right-hand point break in the world, with the world's best surfers in attendance. What more could you ask for at The Billabong Pro J-Bay 2011?
The grand old dame of the beach, the humble bikini, has just turned 65...and wow, she is looking pretty damn fine for an old girl. See how Surfing Life celebrates this milestone...

Mick’s Bag Of Results

Wednesday, 06 July 2011
Mick Fanning now sits eighth in the world, a long way from his preferred position atop the ASP. Mick has made the most of his mid-season break, but with a staggering eight of eleven World Tour events still to run, we thought we'd chat to him as he plans his assault on the back-end of the year.
J-Bay: the best right hand point break in the world. All the big dogs are amped to compete there again soon.

Conner and Kolohe

Wednesday, 06 July 2011
Conner and Kolohe have an average session (for them) on an above average day at Lowers. Shot in 45 minutes.Conner Coffin, Kolohe

Matt Wilkinson Rocky Point

Wednesday, 06 July 2011
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Following hot on the heels of the announcement that both ski and snowboarding slopestyle will be included in the next Winter Olympic Games, the IOC have just announced that surfing has failed even to be short-listed for consideration for The Summer Olympic Games.

Blow Up

Tuesday, 05 July 2011
The crew at Billabong have come up with a free online vid featuring ripping from Jack Freestone, Granger Larson, Ryan Callinan, Creed McTaggert, Laurie Towner, uber grom Ian Gentil, and joined by a few other fun friends (like Parko and Taj) along the way. Radness ensues.


  • Westerly Windina On The Today Show

    Does Westerly surf like Peter? No. But she does surf...
  • Burleigh Heads Back On The 'QS

    It's a beautiful thing.
  • Triple J's Beat The Drum Anniversary Concert

    One helluva lineup.
  • Gabriel Medina in the NY Times

    Fame! Fortune! Mainstream media!
  • A History of Gold Coast Surfing

    From extreme to mainstream, by Tim Baker.
  • The Marion Bay Falls Festival

    Need NYE plans? How about a surf trip around Tassie, topped off with a three day music festival.
  • Dusty Payne Wins The Reef Hawaiian Pro

    More coming soon.
  • NSW surfer attacked by shark

    20-year-old Ryan Hunt bitten on the foot by a shark at Wallabi Point