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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Saturdays Surf NYC: Soho’s espresso bar and surf shop

Bridget Barnett Contributor

By Bridget Barnett in Cool Travel on Wednesday 28 March 2012

Saturdays is a surfer concept store down a small, cobblestone street in New York’s Soho. There is an espresso bar serving their own blend of La Colombe coffee and out back is a fully planted yard acting as a wood-decked sanctuary from the streets. It also sells surf wear and a killer collection of surf-inspired coffee books. A hidden New York sanctuary for anyone with an appreciation for surf culture.

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NOW: an Analog Moving Picture Project

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By Andy in Video on Tuesday 26 October 2010

There’s a great story behind this prog-surf film. Riley Blakeway was an aspiring surf film-maker with incredible talent and a handfull of small film projects to his name. Chippa Wilson was a relatively unknown but amazing aerial surfer without the opportunity to show the world what he could do. In 2009, they won STAB magazine’s Little Weeds competition, respectively taking out the film-maker and surfer prizes.

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Stop-motion surfing

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By Andy in Video on Monday 12 July 2010

I’m about to spend a week or so on the reefs of Oahu, so maybe I’m over-excited. But surfers and artists alike will find amusement and maybe some inspiration in this stop-motion film telling the story of surf trips and waves in a plastic world.

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Bustin’ Down The Door

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By Xavier Toby in New Film on Thursday 8 January 2009

Much more than just another surf movie, this is the previously untold story of surfing. Before four Australians and two South Africans arrived in Hawaii with the goal of starting a world surfing circuit, surfing was simply a hobby. These six had the idea of making it a full time profession and since surfing is now a multi-billion dollar industry, it is safe to say they succeeded. While they revolutionised the sport with new equipment, moves, style and an enthusiasm that bordered on lunacy, not everyone was happy with the exposure.

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