The cream of indigenous surfers in the country is set to gather at the famous and culturally sacred site of Bells Beach for the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles starting on Monday.
The Margaret River Pro is stop #2 on the ASP tour - the locals are hitting the waves hard and making a strong impression on their west coast brothers and sisters.
Newy Crew Boardriders had their monthly competition on Sunday at New Brighton Beach. There was a fantastic turnout again for this renewed local surf event.
Andrew Hall, Ocean Shores. Recently there has been a renaissance in body surfing with hand-boards, which I cheerfully support. But there has been a proliferation of wooden so-called ‘organic’ boards all of a sudden.
The Women On Waves program is designed by Surfing Byron Bay for local women by women, and is designed to help women and girls feel comfortable in the water
The Gold Coast's Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro set the balling rolling on the 2014 ASP tour over the weekend where surfers and spectators hit the beach at Snapper Rocks.
Headlining Newcastle Surfest are Gold Coast duo Joel Parkinson, 2012 ASP World Champion and reigning Burton Toyota Pro champion and 5 x ASP Women's World Champion Stephanie Gilmore.
Word around the traps is that local surfer, 2011 Master of the Pipe and one of Byron’s favourite sons, Kieren Perrow, is hanging up his competitive leg rope for the last time.
Five times ASP Women's World Champion Steph Gilmore helped steer her beloved boardriding club Snapper Rocks Surfriders to overall victory at the Be the Influence Australian Boardriders Battle.
Snapper Rocks and North Narrabeen head a powerful line-up of Australia’s best boardriders clubs to contest the National Final of the Be the Influence Australian Boardriders Battle.
Surfing mum Danya Hodgetts has a new a group that brings together other mums (and dads) with a love of the beach and surfing to socialise and surf.
It was a day for the record books on Saturday when perfect surf, blue skies and radical surfing combined into what many were calling the best conditions for a Jim Beam Surftag event in its 13 year history.
Bells Beach was a popular choice on Day 2 of the Piping Hot Surf Festival for Round 1 of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Men's Qualifying Series 1-Star division along with Rounds 1 and 2 of the Women's QS 1-Star.
Burleigh Boardriders one again will be bringing back the laid-back times of the 1970s, with the 17th annual Burleigh Boardriders Single Fin festival from January 10 to 12.
Wayne Lynch burst onto the Australian surfing scene in the 1960s and rode a wave like no one else. He opened up fresh possibilities with a radically new vertical style.
Ten-year-old Sebastian Bungate had an awesome season of surfing during the rejuvenated New Brighton Boardriders competition despite having a broken ankle and missing two of the rounds of the competition.
Maggi Luke Byron Bay. Elder surf riders should set an example to everyone else. Not having a leg rope sends out a message that it is an acceptable practice.
Leroy Steven, Eureka. Yes, there does seem to be an ever-increasing number of ‘new-style’ surfers in the Bay who choose to not wear leg-ropes. They also choose to ride heavily glassed longboards. Many are also beginners. I agree that this combination is trouble waiting to happen.
Locally based surfer and environmental educator Tash Morton has carved her way into inspiring work in the Solomon Islands.
At its core, making art is an act of love. That it survives in a cynical age is because those who pursue it do so with integrity, tenacity and healthy single-mindedness.
All Girls Surfriders held their final club round of the year on the weekend. They had a huge turn out for the day with most divisions going into semis and finals.
Oliver Dunne, Wategos Beach. Wearing protection when undertaking inherently dangerous sporting activities makes sense whether one is indulging in car or bike racing, hot sex or surfing.
Surfing NSW celebrated its 50th birthday last Thursday ngiht, with over 120 attendees attending a cocktail soirée.
Lennox Head surfer Stephanie Single reached the quarterfinals of the HD World Junior Championships at Joaquina Beach in Florianopolis, Brazil, placing equal fifth last Saturday.
For Lennox Head surfer Tyler Wright, 2013 has been a breakthrough year on the ASP Women’s World Championship Tour .The 19-year-old has gone from fourth in 2011 and 2012 to a runner-up finish this year, in an epic title race that came down to the final day of the final event.