The Current Issue

Surfing Life #337 WAVES ’17

Surfing Life’s WAVES edition is about firing up the stoke, getting you out there and into the best waves possible. We’ll teach you how to forecast them and show you how to get more waves at your local peak. Whether that’s a reef, beachie, point or bombie!

So come and marinate your mind with our endless imagery and then soak your eyes in our words as we put you in the right spot at the right time to get what we are all after... WAVES!

Recent Features

10 days in Africa with Jordy Smith

Jordy Smith's 10 days in between JBay and Tahiti, went a little something like this ...

Surfing Life #337 WAVES Issue

Our Promise: In this Issue of WAVES we will show you how to find waves, surf them and survive them. Plus a whole lotta eye candy!

Ryan Callinan – The Stretch

Ryan Callinan cuts loose to some chill beats in his backyard of Newcastle.

Mark Matthews – Facing Fear Podcast

Mark explains in simple terms how valuable it is to face our fears, push ourselves through them, and practice that over and over again.

By a Thread – Russell Bierke

After his near drowning at a Vicco outer reef earlier this year, Russ is back doing the kinds of things we expect Russ to do. 

How To...

SURFING LIFE GUIDES
TIPS & TRICKS
Surfing Sweden

HOW TO – Chasing Swell and Shadows in Sweden

Surfing in Sweden is for the brave. And, possibly the insane. Icy water, icier winds and long drives combine for hotly contested waves. What's not to love!
Mikala Jones inside the barrel

How To: Film inside the barrel with Mikala Jones

Mikala Jones is one of the best barrel riders in the world. He also pioneered GoPro POV angles inside the barrel. So there's no person better qualified to teach you as to how it's done.
Vicco Lineup shot

If you’ve ever had shoulder pain while surfing. Read this!

How many times have the waves been excellent, but the paddle out is beyond you? Read this, and do this for stronger paddling shoulders.

HOW TO: Beating Out Back Injuries and Surfing Better

Cara-Lee Goullée from Stoke Physio, gives us the good oil on protecting our back from injury and looking after it once it is hurt.

How To: Get Strong Ankles for Strong Surfing

As a surfer, the contact between your feet and your board is one of the most crucial aspects of wave riding.

The Truth About Your Ruined Knees

A look into the vast world of surfing and knee injuries. Part one.

Technique: The Classic Pro Turn

On automatic, somewhere in north-west Sumatra.

Stretching The Truth

Breaking down the generic pre-surf warm-up, and why it just doesn't work. But, what does?

Training For Red Bull Cape Fear

With Mark Mathews.

How to Survive Being Held Under At Nazare

Three monsters later, Andrew Cotton gives away his secrets.