Technique: Adam Melling

Welcome to the Land of Throwing Buckets, with Nick Carroll.

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Mick Fanning Wins the J-Bay Open


Five snapshots from finals day at the J-Bay Open.



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Surfing the Eisbach

The perils and plunders of river surfing in München.

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The Discovery Of Lance's Right

A love story and a ripple effect.

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Surfing the Ends of the Earth

There's high reward in braving sub-zero temperatures.

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The Indonesia Issue

How to get out of Bali and into the best waves of your life. An exclusive preview.

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The Orangutan and The Manta Ray: Video

"This is the best adventure I've ever been on, in my life." – Asher Wales

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2014 Winter Wetsuit Guide

We love the smell of neoprene in the morning. And the arvo. Midday too for that matter.

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  • The Orangutan and The Manta Ray: Video

    Friday, 25 July 2014
    "This is the best adventure I've ever been on, in my life." – Asher Wales
  • A Greenbush Frothfest

    Monday, 28 July 2014
    Glassy perfection like you wouldn't believe.
  • The Monster Lives On

    Friday, 25 July 2014
    Welcome to The Republic of Surfing, kids. Grab your pitchforks.
The party boys of the WCT celebrated atop the Santa Cruz podium after a final that went right down to the wire... And then they stopped by for a chat with Surfing Life.
It's tight at the top ... and Joel Parkinson will have to be looking over his shoulder at the Billabong Pipeline Masters if he wants to win the World Title.
Watch all the best action from day 4 of the O'Neill Coldwater Classic 2012. Round 2 completed and heat 1 to 8 of round 3.
Taj, Parko and Wilko win straight through to the final eight ... and Wilko has the wild Santa Cruz crowd behind him.
The Cabarita Kid launches off page one. Find out what else is inside this bumper issue...


Monday, 05 November 2012
"Out Of Bounds" an original short by Shane Fletcher.Alongside Chippa Wilson and Jack Freestone, photographer Matthew O'Brien and Shane Fletcher ventured into the Middle East. This is what they found...A production supported by Monster Energy and Waves Magazine.Additional footage coming soon with Waves Magazine.Surfers: Chris "Chippa"...

Long Road to the Friendly Abode

Monday, 05 November 2012
This is a clip Staring Jake Fissenden, Luke Hynd and Oney Anwar they all like riding waves and they aren't bad at doing so. This is just what Darcy Ward captured of them over 2 days. Film / Edit Darcy Ward

Half Price Bento Box

Monday, 05 November 2012
Noa Deane in Japan.Filmed and Edited by - Michael MallalieuMusic - Time by Ty Segall & White Fence
Local hero Nat Young chats to Surfing Life at Santa Cruz on day two of the Coldwater Classic.For more:

Straddie Assault 2012

Monday, 05 November 2012
All the action from North Stradbroke Island.
With Mick and John John knocked out it's a two-horse race for the title.
Craig Anderson gives the inside scoop on the making of Steele's newly released once-in-a-lifetime film, This Time Tomorrow.
Kelly Slater, Joel Parkinson, Andrew Cotton, Garrett McNamara, Joa Mercado, Sylvio Mancusi and Eric Rebiere surfing big waves in Praia do Norte Nazare during the month of October.

Our Friend the Sea

Friday, 02 November 2012
When Cyrus was 19, Donavon Frankenreiter gave him the album "The Sea" by the San Sebastian Strings. This homage to that album's opening song was all taken from Cy's hour long swim with his new Go Pro Hero 3. The waves barely breaking, the birds migrating, no surfers out, just you and the sea...Camera/EditCyrus SuttonMusic"My Friend the...
There is only 1 Mick Fanning. World Champion. Lightning fast. Performance driven. He demands excellence in the products he wears and no other product gets more use than his boardshort. Introducing the Mirage MF1. The Ultimate Boardshort in comfort. The first boardshort ever to use a revolutionary one piece construction fused together with STL illusion...
Mick taking to the surf at some of his local beaches on the Gold Coast Australia
There was no time for Halloween hangovers as day one of The O’Neill Coldwater Classic kicked off with a bang ... and quite a few Round One upsets.

Hurricane Sandy - South Florida

Thursday, 01 November 2012
A quick teaser of some of the footage shot of the Sandy swell. Shot over a few days in south Florida.Film and Edit: Cavin Surfers: Evan Geiselman, Tayler Brothers, Jesse Heilman, Oliver Kurtz, Chris Ward, Cory Lopez, Shea Lopez, Asher Nolan, Pete MendiaMusic: Flight Facilities - Crave You (Adventure Club Remix)

Rubber Souls: Dillon Perillo

Thursday, 01 November 2012
Rip Curl's latest feature vid.

O'Neill CWC 2012 - Steamer Lane

Thursday, 01 November 2012
Get to know Santa Cruz ahead of it's return to the WCT.Location: Santa Cruz, California, USA Venue: Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz Holding Period: November 1-11, 2012 Event duration: 11-Day Contest Trials: October 31EVENT ELEMENTS: Rating: ASP WORLDTOUR EVENT Prize Purse: $ 425,000 prize purse

Sandy Britches - Dave Rastovich

Thursday, 01 November 2012
Dave gets a few tubes courtesy of Hurricane Sandy. Filmed in St. Augustine, Florida.


Thursday, 01 November 2012
An extended edit of the credits section from the Analog surf film ( C H R O M A T I C ) Shot in Santa Cruz and Newport Beach, California.Director / Cinematographer / Editor - Riley BlakewayStarring Chippa Wilson & Nathan Fletcher"HUMAN"Written by Zachary Cole SmithPerformed by DIIVCourtesy of Captured...

Cracking Santa Cruz

Thursday, 01 November 2012
The O’Neill Coldwater Classic could live up to every part of its name. With the first day's draw finalised, who's your tip to win it all?

Adam Melling’s Still Going Strong

Thursday, 01 November 2012
Heat scores and WCT rankings don't tell the full story. Surfing Life chatted to Mello in Byron Bay ahead of the O'Neill Coldwater Classic.


  • 13 People Struck with Lightning in Freak Venice Beach Storm

    One dead, several injured.
  • The Halftime Report

    With Sally Fitzgibbons.
  • Kelly Slater Launches New Health Drink

    Purps 4 lyfe.
  • Have You Seen A Surfboard?

    Lost near Nimmitabe and hand shaped by a 14-year-old boy.
  • ASP Raise Rhino Poaching Awareness

    Jordy Smith, Kelly Slater and Martin Potter jump on board.
  • Expression Session Slated for the Rip Curl Cup

    Tune in to Padang Padang this Thursday to watch live.
  • The 2014 Rip Curl Cup Trials

    Rahtu Suargita and Koki Hendrawan win an entry to the big leagues.
  • Luke Davis Joins Otis Eyewear

    A new ambassador on deck.