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Big and unpredictable for Day One of the Rip Curl Portugal

 “It’s got a little Off-The-Wall feel to it, like it’s a little bit unpredictable. There’s definitely some insane waves." -John John Florence.

Natxo Gonzalez // A Dream Come True - video

Stu Nettle

Natxo Gonzalez had a dream, but did he get the waves?

An artificial surfing reef for Scarborough?

Stu Nettle

A new reef has been proposed in Perth and the operators want your help.

Walter Munk: The father of surf forecasting turns 100

Paul Spence and...

How an Austrian expat opposing Hitler's reign gave rise to modern surf forecasting.

Water flowing over glass: A conversation with Phil Myers

Stu Nettle

"Water flow is everything," says the prodigious Lennox Head shaper who made his name with channel bottoms and variations of the form.

Sunshine Coast Council to exhume Wurtulla whale

Stu Nettle

Stop me if you've heard this one before...

A salute to the mayor - video

Stu Nettle

After nine years on the job, the mayor is bowing out.

MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal - Early Forecast

Craig Brokensha

With no loss of momentum, the world tour caravan rolls south through Spain and on to Portugal. Will the Atlantic keep on giving?

Understanding the sea breeze: Part 2

Stu Nettle

Rarely does the sea breeze blow in isolation, and when it corresponds with a high pressure ridge it can create epic condition on some Australian coasts.

Beached Sunshine Coast whale goes into the hole

Stu Nettle

Out of mind, out of sight, right?

Matt Bromley // Risky Ripples: Ep 2 - video

Stu Nettle

South African Matt Bromley prospers from tectonic upheaval.

Quik Pro France: Spoiler alert

Cass Selwood

Gabriel Medina interrupts John John's golden run at la Graviere.