Elevated to the top role at Surfrider Foundation, Doherty promises to take the fight beyond the Bight.
"When I was young I really liked to scare the shit out of myself by surfing really big waves. I am hoping my son Jackson does not follow that path."
Shane Dorian on navigating fatherhood with a gun grom.
More than blood-dripping artworks, the Gash '7Blades' exhibition is a timely renewal of values: community, integrity, family.
Simon Buttonshaw explains.
"There's an advantage in being up the front there, you can put the brakes on, and let them off."
The renowned shaper downs tools for a tilt at public life.
Meet the fella who takes Wavegarden literally.
"I never aimed to have a CT surfer. I never even wanted to have a team surfer!"
Meet the bloke catering to surfing's big minority.
"Over the years I've had a few offers to buy Ocean and Earth, but I don't really want a boss."
Peter Troy was the surf world's greatest explorer, but he also had a humanitarian streak and a passion to preserve surf history.
From the carpark at Crescent Head, Shane reflects on his own fortunate life.