Mike Maxted
Wave of the Day: Phil 'Choppa' Read racing the remains of the day - Perth

Coloured Perth

"It's been a terrible winter here in Perth," said Mike Maxted forlornly, yet immediately after uttering those word he quickly pepped up. "However I managed a little swim this arvo with some fun results."

William Finnegan is a staff writer at The New Yorker. In 1978 he travelled through Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji, where he and his travel partner, Bryan Di Salvatore, were among the first to surf Tavarua. In this excerpt from 'Barbarian Days', Finnegan's surfing memoir, he and Di Salvatore have just landed in Australia, a nation of "smart-mouthed diggers with no respect for authority." Best of all, Kirra is just beginning to break....Read full feature

Stu Nettle

A short documentary on the recent history and current state of the funnest left in the world, Macaronis.

Damea Dorsey
Wave of the Day: A view to a thrill - Mentawai Islands
Stu Nettle

The biggest swell since the infamous 'Muzza Swell' of June is currently bearing down on the Indonesian islands. Time to roll some unseen footage from the best session of that swell - Kandui.

Rowan Walker
Wave of the Day: Tom Dosland aboard the Kandui Express
Stu Nettle

The modern surf clip is often criticised for the overuse of air revs, but that's not a charge you can throw Russell Bierke's way.

Peter Jovic
Wave of the Day: Jay Hoskins peaceful in the west
Stu Nettle

On Wednesday Mick Fanning joined the Tassie locals at thumping Shipsterns Bluff. Just over a month after his close call at Jeffreys Bay, Fanning dropped into the jaws of Shippies and made good his escape.

Mid-season Macaronis - photos

A trip to the north Indonesian island chain still brings a heightened sense of anticipation, because mystique aside, the Mentawais consistently delivers unlike any other region on Earth.

Tim Bonython's Swell Chasers
Wave of the Day: Tyler Hollmer-Cross under the Shippies hammer

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