SL News

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Is The Mainstream Surfing’s Saviour?

There might be lotsa bucks out there in the world of big corporates, but will their money change surfing for the worse?

Can surfing afford to say no anyway?

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Sunny Garcia Talks To Surfing Life

Want the low down on the North Shore?

Who better to ask than six-time Triple Crown champ, Mr Sunny Garcia.

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Surfing Life Focus: Ezekiel Lau

Narrowly beaten by Jack Freestone in Bali for the 2012 World Junior Title, not long ago Surfing Life interviewed the rising star on losing Andy Irons, the pitfalls of pro surfing as he knows them, and the future of Hawaiian boardriding.

Greg Long surfing Jaws October 2012

Highlights From The First Monster Waves At Jaws

Epic new footage of Shane Dorian, Greg Long, Albee Layer, Ian Walsh and more from the first Hawaiian big wave session of the season.

Aerobics might not be the best way to train for surfing

Power And Endurance – A Study Into Pro Surfers’ Fitness

Want to train to be a better surfer?

Researchers have found some better ways to improve your performance ... but we don't think aerobics classes are quite the answer.

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Maya Gabeira Surfing Nude For ESPN Body Issue

The Brazilian big wave bandit getting back to how the original Hawaiians did it.

Kelly Slater is the best athlete in history

Kelly Slater Is The Greatest Sportsperson Of All Time

Just in case you forgot, Quiksilver want to remind you why...

Perfect barrels at Noosa's Rivermouth

Perfect Noosa Barrels

It's not just the Gold Coast points that have been firing lately.

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RIP Michael Peterson

Michael Peterson's iconic cutback image was immortalised by some street artists on the carpark wall right opposite Surfing Life's office window years ago. And with today's news about the passing of MP the image takes on extra significance.

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Michael Peterson

Nick Carroll remembering the man, the myth, the legend...

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How I Remember Andy

On the eve of his 11th World Title Kelly Slater took the time to write down his thoughts about Andy Irons and his death 12 months ago.


Surfer Dies At The Alley

A surfer was killed today after being run over by a boat at Currumbin Alley. The 41 year old surfer was paddling back out into the line-up when he was struck by a man returning from a fishing trip in an aluminium runabout.


Andy Irons Remembered, Revered, Celebrated

About 200 friends and family of Andy Irons this morning celebrated the fallen surfer’s incredible life with a moving paddle out at the site of the Rip Curl Pro Search event in Puerto Rico...


Three Time World Surfing Champion Andy Irons Has Died

According to sources close to Andy, AI was en route to his home in Hawaii following the onset of a bout of dengue fever in Puerto Rico, where he was competing in the Rip Curl Search event.


Eye Witness To A Tragedy

When Ed Kilgallon got up and went for his morning constitutional surf in Gracetown today, he had no idea of the horrible episode he was about to become part of.

An ASL Reader Pays Tribute to a Mate

Matthew Peter Hamblin
30th August 1983 – 29th July 2009


If you’re in Sydney this Saturday and bored shitless by the forecast near-flat surf, you could do WAY worse than find your way to Maroubra Beach, where at 10:15 am, you’ll get to watch a Celebrity Drop-in. Bullshit! you cry, celebrities don’t drop in on each other!


ASL DIY! Wrapping Up May 10

OK surf kings, May 10 is done and dusted. The results are in…and while they didn’t add up quite the way that mad original forecast chart suggested, the storm did form, it did sling a lot of swell at the coast we expected it to sling at, the winds were good (better than expected actually), and many disgustingly sick waves were ridden.

ASL DIY! Forecasting The Surf, Part 6

Here we are within five days of Touchdown, and the whole combo is still flaring away out there in Forecast Land. Big pressure gradient, high over Tassie, low on top of NZ, wind to buggery and back.

ASL DIY! Forecasting The Surf UPDATE

With less than a week till Our Magic Day, the forecast chart is growing more and more certain of itself. Strong low in the eastern Tasman Sea, strong high over Vicco-Tassie.

ASL DIY! Forecasting The Surf, Part 5

The forecast continues to firm in the direction of Mega Bombshell.

ASL DIY! Forecasting The Surf Part 2

Boom. The forecast wheel’s spun again. May 10 now looks like the crazy swell monster we’d spotted two days back.

ASL DIY! Forecasting The Surf

Hi there kids! Ever wonder why there’s so much surf forecasting going on these days – but nobody ever tells you HOW?