Resurrecting a classic style of barrel riding in critical desert waves.
Think Simon was the first surfer to stick three fins on a board? Swellnet goes in search of Thruster pre-history.
"I'd gotten bored with looking at my own images and just wanted to challenge myself," recalls Russell Ord of the motivation to shoot The Right from the water.
The Margaret River Drug Aware Pro kicks of next Wednesday and there's some great swell on the way.
Standout images from an unlikely contest.
Watch a bunch of little-known locals drop into CT-level waves.
It's a big day out for fans of the fibreglass form, or those who just want a cheap kebab.
An Aussie shaper on being given a license (and a time limit) to plagiarise.
Owen Wright has completed a fairytale comeback from a serious brain injury, winning the Quiksilver Pro at Snapper Rocks.
The lemongrass plant has a foam-like structure that floats when processed and waterproofed.
"That's not the commissioner, thats the executioner!"
A full day of waves see the men and women burn through rounds 2 and 3.