The Indonesia Issue

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

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Building A Surfboard, Episode Five: Glassing, Sanding & Finishing

The final touches you'll need to do before taking your newly shaped stick out for a shred.

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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 Biggest Wave Ever Ridden On A Skimboard

Brad Domke made history in Puerto Escondido this past weekend.

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The Orangutan and The Manta Ray: Part Five

Four days of emotional and physical exhaustion, and we've finally arrived on an island empty of civilisation and full of waves. 

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A Surfing Life exclusive with Kai Hing and Harry Bryant.

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  • Addiction Medicine

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014
    Your foolproof guide to dealing with coral cuts, brought to you be resident doctor Joel Menzies.
  • The Orangutan and The Manta Ray: Part Five

    Monday, 14 July 2014
    Four days of emotional and physical exhaustion, and we've finally arrived on an island empty of civilisation and full of waves. 
  • The Discovery Of Lance's Right

    Monday, 21 July 2014
    A love story and a ripple effect.
There were flying sardines and a few unhappy surfers as the first round of eliminations was completed at the Rip Curl Pro Portugal.
Find out how to win yourself a double pass to Q&A premiere screenings with the famous director in Sydney, Melbourne or the Gold Coast.

Surfing Life Essentials

Monday, 15 October 2012
Did you see the Boardshort Guide in Surfing Life 290? For all the gear you just gotta have, check out Surfing Life's new gear guide website.
sIt was worth the wait at the Rip Curl Pro Portugal with an epic first day of competition.
The young Victorian tells Surfing Life about the extra personal significance her win had on the 10th anniversary of the Bali bombing.

Night Surfing at Uluwatu, Bali

Friday, 12 October 2012
Vestal X Single Fin presents 'Light Up The Night' - A historic night surfing pool party at Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia.
Day 1 of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal saw some small and glassy peaks on offer at Supertubos, but it wasn't enough to start competition. Instead, the ASP Top 34 went to town in the playful waves and put on a morning freesurf show for the crowd on the beach.Film & Edit by Blake McKinnonMusic: Rochard Mowatt Track: Which Editor? Source: Getty Images

Master Puppets

Friday, 12 October 2012
A few fun days in Bali with grommets Mikey Wright & Leonardo Fioravanti.MUSIC:"Reaching Out" by NERO

Indo With Flynn & Merle

Friday, 12 October 2012
Flynn Novak and Jesse Merle-Jones talk about there summer pilgrimage to Indonesia where they scored waves in Bali and Benji's Bad Brain Chase Wiggs
The best junior surfers in the world have gathered in Bali to battle it out for the world junior title, which will be decided on the black sand beaches of Canggu and Keramas over the next 10 days. Check the best of the Aussie action as the girls get up to the final at the Oakley World Pro Junior.See more at

Do You Like Barrels?

Friday, 12 October 2012
6min of GoPro barrels view filmed by Hugues Oyarzabal.The footages come from the movie "Peace and Left 3".You can watch it here

Autumn Air

Friday, 12 October 2012
Autumn is in the air on the Outer Banks and Michael Powell took advantage of a quick run of waves and favorable winds.
The world's top 34 put on a show at Supertubos - sans contest jersey.
The first two days of the Hawaiian big wave season redefine paddle-in surfing.
The 17 year old Phillip Islander becomes the first Victorian to win the Junior World Title.

Matt Wilkinson Playing in Portugal

Friday, 12 October 2012
"Portuguese ladies have big booties, and I’m not a booty person." Surfing Life chats to Wilko as he awaits the start of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal.

Part 2, France

Thursday, 11 October 2012
The Journey must go on... It takes us to the other side of the world France. Where the waves are heavy and the gypsy van travelers flock in there thousands to visit one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Hossigore, France. This is the second part of our 6 week trip. The Quicksilver Pro France is the comp, and Le Gravier is the wave.


  • 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.
  • Surfer Dies at Tamarama

    A 40-year-old surfer died when he hit his head on the rocks at Tamarama, Wednesday afternoon.
  • Green Alert: Big Wave Event Live

    Watch live from Pico Alto, Peru, this Thursday.