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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

New Blood – Dion Agius & Haydenshapes

After watching this clip it feels like Dion and Hayden have been a team for eons. Dion's surfing on Hayden's shapes go together like butter on toast.

Left in Lagos

From the pages of our latest WAVES Issue. Our feature Nigeria surf trip, where we dodged as many bullets as we did barrels!

Island’s of the Gods – Chris Burkard

Follow the path Chris Burkard has taken from pro surf photographer, to the most successful commercial lensman in the world.

Premium Violence – Dane Reynolds

Dane Reynolds hasn't lost a step. He's still surfing fast, hard and critical despite being a dad, CEO and part time shaper. Maybe there's hope for us all?

Home – Meet Bob

Throughout his entire life he's always put the ocean first, which has lead to him being homeless and living in a van.

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.