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Gen4 – Changing the Game

At 12 years old, I came home from a day of autograph hunting with friends Mitch Parkinson and Jack Freestone, from the 2004 Quiksilver Pro at Snapper Rocks and announced over dinner, my mates wanted to be pro-surfers, but I thought I’d prefer to shape their boards.

Surfing Life Photo of the Year 2020

All surf related imagery is what we are looking for. Remember we are Surfing Life and we will be looking for that something that is focused on “The Surfing Life”, whether it is waves, travel, surfers, lifestyle or simply capturing surfing as you see it. Remember, we need to go … wow!

Puntorama 4.0

Stylish aerial wizardry fuelled by genius innovation laced with a dash of madness.If this sounds like you, it’s time for… PUNTORAMA 3.0A surfing aerial event in search of Australia’s very own lord of the skies!

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

WOW, what a machine. To say that we are in love with this drone would be an understatement. The new Mavic is all-time, longer battery life and the zoom function, oh the zoom function. Time for a little bit of nerd talk, the lens has a focal range of 24-48mm, what the hell does that mean?

DJI OSMO Action

We were given the Osmo by the guys at DJI to test it out on our most recent trip to the Mentawais. Having used tonnes of POV/Action cams in the past we were keen to see how this little number went.

South Coast Bushfire Appeal

As you are aware the South Coast of NSW has been devastated by the fires over the past week. Being part of the surf community we are asking your help to raise much needed funds to assist with the emergency at hand and to help rebuild these beautiful communities.

The Medina Myth

But, as he tells Surfing Life, he’s willing to do whatever it takes. Story: In a few minutes Gabriel Medina will make his debut at the Quiksilver Pro, Gold Coast but right now he’s trying to compose himself. Surrounded by hundreds of fans, he stands alone on the rocks at Snapper Beach, head bowed, eyes closed and board cradled to his chest. Gabriel, a devout Christian, is praying.

Bersih Puntorama 3.0

What the hell is The Bersih Puntorama, and why would we be writing about it as a magazine that has long removed itself from the reporting of competitions?

Travel Partners AirAsia

As some of you may know things are a little tougher in the world of surf media these days, and without the support of partners like AirAsia to help us bring you stunning stories from far flung places, things would be a little average.

Mt Woodgee and the Zoo that makes the magic happen.

Is that a little harsh? A zoo? I made a statement to the guys in there just recently, that if you don’t have to look after your creatives with kit gloves then you don’t have the right creatives, of this statement I got a nod of approval from Ian.

Surfing Australia – HPC

I was asked to join the guys at the High Performance Centre (HPC) for a days coaching and I was pumped. I’d been to the HPS three years ago almost to the day and had a cracking time with the coaching staff. My wife had bought me a two day “Adult Surf Camp” for my birthday… what a great gift. Had I have known how good it was I would have just booked it myself, but a lovely gift to be sure.

4 safety tips for your first surfing experience!

Hitting a wave right is one of the best feelings in the world. At that moment, it’s nothing but you, the sea and your board. Everything else tends to switch off and you can fully appreciate the moment and beauty that’s around you.

Hidden Bay is a hidden gem!

A trip to the Mentawai Islands is one that needs to be on the bucket list of every surfer. Towards the top of the list. It is an experience without comparison. A true feast for the senses.

TRAINING TO CONNECT – Part 2

In PART 2 we teach a new model for looking at movement of the human body. The exercises at the bottom will train your body to move with connection and flow.

TRAINING TO CONNECT – Part 1

In PART 1 we will introduce the foundations of neuroscience (brain science). This will help to understand how your thoughts, actions and habits influence the body.

Puntorama 3.0 – Air Comp

Stylish aerial wizardry fuelled by genius innovation laced with a dash of madness.If this sounds like you, it’s time for… PUNTORAMA 3.0A surfing aerial event in search of Australia’s very own lord of the skies!

Stay Sharp – CameraPro Tips

A life story about early surf exploration in the Mentawais and juggling home and domestic life in suburbia while the inner wild child tugs at your heart.
4 Recent Surfing Life issues featuring Mick Fanning on the cover

Mick’s Legacy

We’ve known about it for some time but when one of Australia’s best ever announces his retirement, it takes a while to sink in....

The Surfing Life of … The Malherbes

A life story about early surf exploration in the Mentawais and juggling home and domestic life in suburbia while the inner wild child tugs at your heart.

The Surfing Life of … Kirra-Belle Olsson

Kirra-Belle Olsson is an amazing young woman! The niece of Matt Wilkinson, who just might be more fearless and driven than her uncle!
Hedge - full bore

Digitales : This week, Instagram’s very own – Surfcore2001

Digitales - where we spin our broom into the corners of the World Wide Web and drag the contents out for all to see – this week it's Surfcore2001.
WIlcox Climbing

Margs Pro Day two – Wildcard Wilcox

More Margaret River upsets than a week of the Bold and the Beautiful™. Medina, Wilkinson, Fanning and Kerr all sent to the Vineyards to count their losses.
North Point Contest Site

WSL North Point – Day 1 of the Margs River Pro in Pictures

The very first WSL heats ever surfed at the famous North Point in Gracetown. It didn't live up to the hype at all. And then Seabass happened!
Rod Dahlberg barrelled at his home

The Surfing Life of … Master Shaper Rod Dahlberg

Pre Shaping machines, Rod Dahlberg was the shaper behind Occy’s dominant years and world Title. Today Rod remains one of Australia's best shapers.