Ain’t nothing better than boardshorts and a blazing sun, and ASL 281 is a celebration of that. Summer’s here, the water’s warm and the beach is hot, what’s not to love?
We go to Fiji with Mick Fanning, Matt Wilkinson, Owen Wright and a bunch of the Rip Curl crew. Once the trip is in the can and the last ice cubes have melted in the cocktails we sit down with our two-time champ to talk shop. His year, the future, what’s on his mind.
Elsewhere we join Mitch Coleborn and Dusty Payne as they duel in the West Oz desert and dust. Ozzie Wright, Alex Gray all join the fun as loc-dog Cortney Brown shows the boys around.
You want more? Taylor Steele shoots a movie entirely on GoPro, we investigate the lack of Indonesian surfers on the World Tour and we get to know budding superstars Kolohe Andino and Miguel Pupo. Pat Gudauskas schools us in the art of the late drop, and Nick Carroll sweeps out bay to find out just what went down when Base Surfboards went down.
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26 of Australia’s best surfboards tested and forensically anaylysed on the magical isle and near perfect waves of Bali – Everything we learned about is state-of-the-art.