Summertime satire with lashings of truth and plenty of surf scenes too.
The Depth Test
Phil Jarratt reviews On The Java Ridge, a book that "reveals more about what it is to be a surfer" than anything yet published.
Drugs, sex, surf, and death - Australia's foremost surf journo dishes the dirt on himself.
Not only has Tom Wegener been called a sell out, Derek Hynd also accused him of "killing Bambi". Suitably chastened, Wegener did a PhD on an age old gripe and then turned it into a book.
From 20 foot Waimea to 80 foot Jaws, Tim Bonython tells the tale of modern big wave surfing.
Filmed over nine years, 'As Worlds Divide' confronts the impact commercialisation, forced displacement, and assimilation have had on the Mentawai people.
Sometimes unsettling but never gratuitous, Sharks Never Sleep describes first-hand accounts of shark attacks from around the world.
Peter Garrett drops the politics and enviro schtick for a solo national tour. Anthony Pancia catches him at the Settlers Tavern in Margaret River.
Who cares about a book that's been out for four years?
Fortunately Andrew Kidman's 'Single' remains a timeless read.
An average punter takes a first drive on the modern Banana. It's the closest thing in the quiver to a Ferrari.
After a twenty year hiatus Gonad Man returns to save surfing from a soulless, commodified, wavepool-ridden future.
Lookout Smelly Skater!
"A substantial work that easily eclipses anything comparable and instantly achieves classic status. Anyone seeking to understand surfing across the last 50 years will turn here first."
Blindboy reviews the highly anticipated surfing memoir of William Finnegan.