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Steve Cooney: "I remember it very clearly!"


Steve Cooney reflects on his first wave at Uluwatu, the very first wave ridden there.

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.

Nick Brbot on bodywhomping Cape Solander

Stu Nettle

Have a romp with the guys whomping the Cape.

Jake Howard on 'First Priority'

Alex Workman

Jake Howard teams up with Chris Moore, father to Carissa, for some real talk on raising a pro surfer.

Flying too close to the sun: The descent

Stu Nettle

A good tradesman never blames his tools, but what if the materials are poisoning him? Read about Josh Dowling's epoxy shock.

Flying too close to the sun: The ascent

Stu Nettle

Josh Dowling made his name working with alternative materials, and those materials slowly poisoned him. Last month the master shaper hung up his tools.

Life at Lohis: Richard Kotch and the best job in the world

Ben Matson

Instead of over-hyping the good and glossing over the bad, Richard Kotch gives Swellnet an insight into Life at Lohis.

Tuesday with Richo

Stu Nettle

Swellnet spends a thoroughly entertaining morning talking to ex-world number 7 Terry Richardson.

Grün: Music that's beyond words

Stu Nettle

The fella who owns this website also drums in a fantastic band. Here the editor chats to the lead guitarist and avoids (almost) all surf references.

Garrett McNamara is a sea hound!

L P Michaels

Surfing’s Mr Brightside has written a book about all the things that got him here, there, and everywhere

Rosy Hodge: On tour life and overcoming nerves

Mimi LaMontagne

She's been a fixture on the WSL commentary team for five years now and Rosy Hodge believes she's finally found her calling.

Geoff McCoy on the origins of the Lazor Zap

Anthony Pancia

It's the most admired and maligned surfboard design in history. Loved and loathed in equal measure. Now, on the eve of a limited edition release, Geoff McCoy chats about the beginnings of his beloved Lazor Zap.