Behind The Cover

Friday, 03 May 2013

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Photos: Andrew Chisholm

By now you've heard all about this session at Shipstern Bluff, you've seen the cover of the latest Surfing Life and even possibly the footage but what you haven't heard about is this one wave. We thought we'd ask cover boy Laurie Towner to drop past the SL office and talk us through the beast of a wave from start to finish. 

 For more on what's inside Surfing Life 297, click here.




  • Walls Of Skulls

    Come take a trip to the end of the road with Laurie Towner and Wade Goodall.

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  • Andy Irons And Shipstern Bluff

    A peak into history...

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  • Occy's Grom Comp: Chapter Three

    In which the contest is moved to the long walls of Greenmount.

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  • Occy's Grom Comp: Chapter Two

    Wild weather, waves and grommets. 

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  • Occy's Grom Comp: Chapter One

    230 grommets descend on Duranbah Beach for the 10th annual Occy's Grom Comp.

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  • Occy’s Grom Comp

    The 10th anniversary of one of Australia's most prestigious junior events. This weekend! 

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  • Youthless: Shaun Manners

    In a months time you'll be watching a movie that'll come cover mounted. It's about time you...

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  • The Originals

    Tasmanian film maker Dave Otto discovers his long lost hard drive that just happened to be...

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  • I'm Laura: A New Beginning

    The first episode of Laura Enever's newest web series. 

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  • Sally Squares Up With The Box

    A trip with Tom Innes.
  • One of the Biggest Great Whites Ever Tagged off the Coast of WA

    At 5.04 metres, Jaws lives!
  • Alana and Sally Sign Personal Endorsement Deals

    Helloooo Samsung and Ripcurl.
  • Kelly Slater On The Project

    Kelly Slater talks competing, quiting and motivation on Australia's talk show "The Project". Skip to the 35-minute mark.
  • Shark Attack in NSW

    A woman died in Tathra this morning when she was attacked by a shark during her daily swim.
  • Diver Remains Found in WA With Shark Bites

    Alarms were raised Saturday afternoon when a man went missing off the coast of Mandurah. His remains were found last night with visible shark bites.
  • Quiksilver's CEO weighs in on Slater's departure

    Explains the impact of Slater's exit on Quik's marketing plans.
  • Fatal Shark Attack in South Africa

    The ninth attack in seven years at Port St Johns kills a 72-year-old Austrian tourist.