This issue is all about paying tribute to the young men and women who we’ve got our eyes on now, and who we’ll be watching well into the future. It’s about letting that little grommet that lives inside of all of us run wild for a little while.
While all the hype at yesterday’s Roxy Pro surrounded the storming debuts of this year’s rookies, and Silvana Lima locked in the only perfect 10 for a completed punt and a couple hacks, it was this turn of Chelsea Hedges’ that piqued the interest of the ASL office.
Round one of the Roxy Pro Gold Coast was run this morning in fun two to three foot conditions at Duranbah Beach, and the new guard of rookies stomped their authority, running riot through the field. In an ominous sign that the women’s tour is due for major remodelling in 2009 Dream Tour rookies took full advantage of the beachbreak conditions, claiming...
The fact Steve Waugh’s team won by 19 runs didn’t matter. What did matter was that over 20,000 fans and 25 of Australia’s elite sportsmen, sportswomen and entertainers came together at the SCG in support of the Victorian Bushfire Appeal in a unifying display of Australian mateship and spirit at a time of national mourning.
A Gold Coast stand up paddleboarder, at this stage known only as Dave, was struck by an un-manned jet ski on Monday morning at Duranbah beach during the first round of the Roxy Pro. Dave was rushed to Tweed Heads Hospital with a suspected broken left leg (and steam wafting from his ears), and was operated on later that night
The dream tour kicked off in alternative style today, relocating from fabled Snapper point to the ever consistent Duranbah beach. The sun was smiling and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky for the spectators who came in their masses to sample the pro show. The surfers certainly weren’t disappointed with the conditions, being presented with a variety...
It’s the day before the kickoff of the 2009 World Tour, the Quiksilver Pro and there’s one spot in the event left up for grabs. The winner of the Trials books themselves a spot in Round One and gets the hard task of being seeded up against one of the top three surfers in the world.
Not ones to blow our own trumpets or nothing, but a couple of our senior photographers have been playing their role in the smooth and successful running of modern life in the noughties, with their celluloid gold rocking the free world handsomely.
Hundreds of Gold Coast groms had their dreams come true yesterday. Not only did they get the afternoon off school to go surfing, but they hit the line-up with a bunch of the world’s best surfers, including CJ Hobgood, Mick Fanning and Bede Durbidge...
Last week Billabong hosted a charity event called Design for Humanity. All of ‘Bongs hot properties, Occy, Parko and Taj were there to throw their weight behind the great cause, Surfaid International and check out the launch of Billabong’s latest girls range.
With more media coverage than ever and overwhelming support from local surfers and businesses, more Queensland state politicians are listening to the voices calling for a solution to the sand build-up that destroyed Kirra.