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Torren Martyn // Desert Drainers - video

Stu Nettle

Resurrecting a classic style of barrel riding in critical desert waves.

Three fins before the Thruster

Stu Nettle

Think Simon was the first surfer to stick three fins on a board? Swellnet goes in search of Thruster pre-history.

Documentary chronicles Russell Ord's quest for epic shot

Anthony Pancia

"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.

Margaret River Drug Aware Pro - early forecast

Craig Brokensha

The Margaret River Drug Aware Pro kicks of next Wednesday and there's some great swell on the way.

Kumul PNG World Longboard Championships - photos

Stu Nettle

Standout images from an unlikely contest.

Shark Island and surrounds - video

Stu Nettle

Watch a bunch of little-known locals drop into CT-level waves.

Boardcollector Board Swap Avalon

Stu Nettle

It's a big day out for fans of the fibreglass form, or those who just want a cheap kebab.

Gary McNeill on imitating Al Merrick

Stu Nettle

An Aussie shaper on being given a license (and a time limit) to plagiarise.

Owen Wright completes fairytale comeback with win at Quiksilver Pro

Anthony Pancia

Owen Wright has completed a fairytale comeback from a serious brain injury, winning the Quiksilver Pro at Snapper Rocks.

Farmer uses lemongrass 'foam' to produce eco-friendly boards

Marty McCarthy

The lemongrass plant has a foam-like structure that floats when processed and waterproofed.

Pete Mel // The Executioner - video

Stu Nettle

"That's not the commissioner, thats the executioner!"

Snapper pumps from dawn till dusk

A full day of waves see the men and women burn through rounds 2 and 3.