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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.

Shaping a life less ordinary: Hayden Cox's New Wave Vision

Anthony Pancia

The outward thinking Hayden Cox deflects criticism from a shaping icon and pens a "how to" book for the modern entrepreneur

Matt Biolos and surfboards as objects of desire

Matt George

Matt Biolos, who so often plays cupid between surfer and surfboard, explains the mysteries of fibreglass desire.

Enjoy the midday magic hour with drone photographer Chris Duczynski

Stu Nettle

Come observe the leisurely life of a drone photographer. No need to set the alarm...

Colouring outside the lines with Henry Jock Walker

Stu Nettle

He paints! He surfs! He paints while he surfs! Come enter the colourful world of South Oz performance artist, Henry Jock Walker.