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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  • The WSL Has Got Your Number

    Saturday, 28 February 2015
    Day One at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast.
  • Matt and Lenny Banting At The Quiky Pro

    Saturday, 28 February 2015
    Surfing’s most functional family.
  • Surfing Life's Official WSL Event Guide App

    Friday, 27 February 2015
    Available for free download today.

Otis Goes To Byron

Thursday, 13 March 2014
Mitch Crews and friends head south to spend some quality time at Tallows.
Continuing on from part one, where Gabriel has just refused to shake Julian Wilson’s hand at the 2012 Rip Curl Pro, Portugal.

Things You Didn't Know

Thursday, 13 March 2014
Miguel Pupo was the breakout surfer of the Quiksilver Pro, and Surfing Life's new favourite.

Low Energy Wave Pool, West Java

Thursday, 13 March 2014
A wave pool powered by human muscle. 

Snapper Mechanics

Thursday, 13 March 2014
The day after the Quiksilver Pro...
The kid just won the first event of the 2014 ASP World Tour season, and he ain't slowin' down. Get to know him.
Yesterday, the runner up of the Roxy Pro announced she was donating her winnings to charity.   
In part one of our Building A Surfboard series Richard Harvey shows us the first step of shaping your own board.
Stephanie Gilmore wins the Roxy Pro Gold Coast. .  
Gabriel Medina wins the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast!

Def Tapes

Tuesday, 11 March 2014
A short film featuring Wade Goodall and friends. 
Round three at the Quiksilver Pro.
What you've missed after the hooter buzzed each day.  

We had a party!

Sunday, 09 March 2014
Hurley, Surfing Life and Board Life got together to throw one helluva shindig, aloha shirts and all.
A day with the ladies at Snapper Rocks.

Back to Reunion Island

Wednesday, 05 March 2014
Karv Surfboards presents Jorgann Couzinet.
Carissa Moore is our new favourite surfer.

Surf Gamble: Luke’s Late Mail

Tuesday, 04 March 2014
The best tips on what we can expect from the 2014 World Tour.


  • 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