Matt Dunbar
Wave of the Day: Parko, nose to the grindstone during Round 1 of the Quiksilver Pro

Having recently broken a favourite board blindboy was moved to ponder the implications of our relationship with our most beloved boards.

2015 is Year Zero for the World Surfing League and today was Day One. Although the surf didn't match the weightiness of the occasion the action made up for it.

Quiksilver & Roxy Pro: Day 1 - photos

Photos from the first day of competition on the newly-minted World Surf League.

Jack Dekort
Wave of the Day: Overwhelming colourfast, Luke Jory, Noosa
Stu Nettle

Might as well finish off the week the way we started it, with a clip of pumping Kirra. It might be a while till we see it like that again.

Stu Nettle

Luke Hynd talks a small game. "This clip is just a bunch of leftover footage from around home and a few trips I did throughout the year."

Fortunately the clip is a tad more exciting than its downbeat description.

Stu Nettle

One thunderous clip from the fella who would be king.

Matt Tibbey
Wave of the Day: Stephen Walsh looking under the hood - Byron Bay
Ben Matson

The Mid Coast is where many South Australians first learned how to surf. Swellnet Founder Ben Matson has written an open letter in support of an application for the region's dedication as a Regional Surfing Reserve, under the National Surfing Reserve guidelines.

Stu Nettle

Enlightened surf porn...from Iceland!

Mikey Wright low orbit air rev - sequence

Mikey Wright makes deft use of a headwind to boost a low orbit air reverse.

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