Swellnet Dispatch

The inaugural International Surfing Symposium starts soon

Stu Nettle

​In just under a month world surf legends and the odd academic will converge on the Gold Coast for the Global Wave Conference. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Keramas last Sunday - video

Stu Nettle

As the Hawaiian swells diminish, the Indonesian swells increase, and the cosmic ballet continues.

Kelly says "It's not OK™" - video

Stu Nettle

Kelly opens a giant can of worms with his latest Outerknown campaign.

Atlantic Sessions: Puerto Rico -video

Stu Nettle

A slew of Puerto Ricans, a few US East Coasters, and a token Aussie get buck wild in the Caribbean.

Jesse Adam // Nusa Tenggara - video

Stu Nettle

Fugazi provides the score, Misfits the fashion, while Jesse Adam commandeers the action on Sumbawa's verdant shore.

Another shark death on Reunion Island

Stu Nettle

A bodyboarder has been killed on Reunion's northwest coast. It's the 20th shark attack - eight of which have been fatal - off Reunion since 2011.

Owen Wright is back in the saddle and winning

After missing a whole year of competition, Owen Wright has made a successful return winning his Round 2 heat at Newcastle.

Boat Lyfe // Happily Stoked - video

Stu Nettle

Sebastian Zietz launches his new web series and he's on a boat.

Peter Crawford enters the hall of fame


Two days ago the late Peter Crawford was inducted into Surfing Australia's Hall of Fame. Here, blindboy recalls the legacy of an artist who succesfully straddled the peaks of surfing, photography, and design.

Bula from Fiji // The Mad Hueys - video

Stu Nettle

Feeling like lucky punks, the Hueys take a strike mission to Fiji and score.

Bloodlines: tracing channel history with Phil Myers

Stu Nettle

This surfboard drips blood and design DNA. The materials are modern, the planshape is timeless, but the channels carve a direct line back to 1980.

One session with Asher Pacey - video

Stu Nettle

Ease into your Monday with a minute-something of Asher Pacey greasing his way down the line in the Maldives.