The Depth Test

Review: Phil Jarratt on 'Richo, the Terry Richardson Story'

Phil Jarratt

From world No.7 to coal-miner, Phil Jarratt shines a light on surfing's most underground story.

Review: Kissed By God

Anthony Pancia

"There are appearances of Andy Irons in this documentary that will shock the living daylights out of you."

Review: 'Kanga: The Trials and Triumphs of Ian Cairns (Vol 1)'

Phil Jarratt

"It takes an ego as big as Western Australia to think that your life story is so important it can’t be told in one fat volume."

'Broken' by Jon Frank

Stu Nettle

Words and photos in a book that reads like the opposite of Instagram.

The Last Long Drop by Mike Safe

Stu Nettle

Summertime satire with lashings of truth and plenty of surf scenes too.

'On The Java Ridge' by Jock Serong

Phil Jarratt

Phil Jarratt reviews On The Java Ridge, a book that "reveals more about what it is to be a surfer" than anything yet published.

'Life of Brine' by Phil Jarratt

Stu Nettle

Drugs, sex, surf, and death - Australia's foremost surf journo dishes the dirt on himself.

Tom Wegener: From killing Bambi to quoting Socrates

Stu Nettle

Not only has Tom Wegener been called a sell out, Derek Hynd also accused him of "killing Bambi". Suitably chastened, Wegener did a PhD on an age old gripe and then turned it into a book.

The Big Wave Project: A Band Of Brothers

Stu Nettle

From 20 foot Waimea to 80 foot Jaws, Tim Bonython tells the tale of modern big wave surfing.

'As Worlds Divide' - review

Stu Nettle

Filmed over nine years, 'As Worlds Divide' confronts the impact commercialisation, forced displacement, and assimilation have had on the Mentawai people.

Sharks Never Sleep by Brendan McAloon

Stu Nettle

Sometimes unsettling but never gratuitous, Sharks Never Sleep describes first-hand accounts of shark attacks from around the world.

I like your new stuff better than your old stuff: Peter Garrett at the Settlers Taven

Anthony Pancia

Peter Garrett drops the politics and enviro schtick for a solo national tour. Anthony Pancia catches him at the Settlers Tavern in Margaret River.