This is the moment champion Aussie surfer Mick Fanning was attacked by a Great White shark on live TV

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in News on Monday 20 July 2015

In a remarkable escape from the, erm, jaws of death, legendary Aussie surfer Mick Fanning has punched a Great White shark twice as it attacked him from behind during a final at the J-Bay Open in South Africa. Fanning, a three time World Champion, was waiting for his first wave of the final when he […]

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What happens when professional surfers meet photographers at night? Amazing art photography!

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By Niki Chris in New Photography on Wednesday 6 May 2015

Professional surfers Andriano de Souza and Pedro Scooby joined photographer Marcelo Maragni back in 2013 to complete a unique project called Red Bull Surfing Lights and the results are nothing short of amazing.

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These fun, saturated photos will make you wish Summer wasn’t over yet

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By Chad Verzosa in New Photography on Thursday 25 September 2014

If you find yourself rather bummed out that summer’s over, Ryan Tatar has some pictures to help you satiate your cravings for sun, surf, and sand- even if you’re stuck in your office cubicle. Almost all of Ryan Tatar’s photographs feel like they were taken on a lazy summer afternoon; there’s no thinking involved, just fleeting emotions of bliss and nostalgia.

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From El Mar to el marvellous! Fantastic bags made from recycled sail fabric

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Products on Thursday 24 July 2014

We think this is worth your while, so bend your knee and lend your ear. Introducing MAFIA Bags, a new business out of South America started by Argentinian siblings Marcos and Paz Mafia.

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Incredible photos of surfing in Iceland

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Sunday 26 January 2014

If you think surfing is hard, try surfing in the icy waters of Iceland – which is what adventure photographer and artist Chris Burkard just did. In his project with Goal Zero, Burkard tries to find the perfect wave, not in the sunny beaches of Hawaii or California, but in the pneumonia-inducing beaches of Iceland. […]

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Anti-shark wetsuits from Australia

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Products on Tuesday 6 August 2013

If you love surfing or you think you’d like to try it but you’re deathly afraid of losing your limbs to a great white, fear no more. Australian company Shark Attack Mitigation Systems has your back. Collaborating with the University of Western Australia, the team came up with two different designs. The Warning Pattern was […]

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How Apocalypse Now inspired surfing in the Philippines

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Wednesday 17 April 2013

Just how influential is Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now? Well, here’s something quite unexpected: it has even inspired Filipinos to pick up surfing. It was at Baler, a fishing town in northern Philippines, where the surfing scene was shot, and the locals who watched the actors surf were intrigued. “When the filming finished, some of […]

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Recycled yogurt container moon and tide clock

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Eco on Wednesday 27 February 2013

This moon and tide clock is a perfect gift for that eco-friendly surfer in your life. Made from recycled yogurt containers, this unique clock has a sleek and clean design that’s great for predicting tide times, heights, and fishing conditions. It’s the perfect addition to any beach house or stylish bungalow.

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Surfer photography by Thomas Prior

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By Caitlin Sullivan in New Photography on Tuesday 19 February 2013

Thomas Prior is not afraid of colour. Without being too heavily saturated or edited, his photos capture such strong hues that they seem almost more real than real life. Sunlight on surfers and even a torn 7UP can on pavement somehow become more interesting through his lens.

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Fashion wetsuits by Australian label Tallow

This Island Life Contributor

By This Island Life in New Fashion on Thursday 24 January 2013

Surprisingly, there aren’t many Aussie surf brands around designing wetsuits like Tallow. The ladies behind this Byron Bay-based label tailor their collections to stylish surfer babes who are looking for suits that don’t just fit great, but reflect their style too. This season, Tallow pay homage to the tribal trend with African-print wetsuits in an array of summer styles. We love a bit of crop top action, so we’re crushing hard on both two-piece designs.  Surfing doesn’t get much more stylish than this ladies.

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Out of Bounds: surfing in the middle of the desert

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By Lucas Jatoba in New Illustration on Friday 23 November 2012

Have you ever dreamed about surfing in the middle of the desert? Well, these guys made their dream come true. In this beautifully shot short film, surfers Chippa Wilson and Jack Fresstone practice their best manoeuvres in a wave pool in the heart of a Middle East desert.

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Blind 19-year-old Derek Rabelo surfs the Hawaiian Pipeline

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By Lucas Jatoba in Video on Monday 29 October 2012

19-year-old Brazilian Derek Rabelo was born 100% blind and surfs Pipeline, Hawaii. He’s a good example of the Brazilian soul, a nation that never gives up and is always happy – despite the poverty, hardships and corruption that dominate the country. A feature film about Derek’s life will be released soon, called Beyond Sight. Watch […]

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Surfing tarp waves on a longboard

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Monday 22 October 2012

Invented by Dodge Weirath and Wyatt Brady who were looking at a blue tarp blowing about in the wind one day and then went all like, ‘We got the idea that we should get a tarp and we should ride it’, street surfing DIY-style on blue tarpaulin sheets looks like amazingly fun without taking itself […]

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Hot Sushi: a Japanese surf shop in Georgia

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By The Soda Shop in Cool Travel on Tuesday 17 July 2012

I had the opportunity in the past month of working with Yamada Atsushi. This eccentric dude goes by the name of Hot Sushi, giving his shop its playful name. Sushi’s Shack sits snugly between a few of the most quirky spots on Tybee Island, GA, contrasting heavily with the norm of perfectly polished white picket […]

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Paper Sea Quarterly: a new Australian surfing magazine

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By Jonno Rodd in Video on Saturday 28 April 2012

Paper Sea Quarterly just launched their new magazine in Melbourne recently: the party had free beer, which is what we all know makes a party. Ozzie Wrong got arty on a rad surfboard that I’m going to win. There were huge prints on all the walls from the mag and Kaspar Raglus did a bit […]

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