Between photographing beautiful yet formidable waves, Ray Collins likes to unwind with a Rear Naked Choke hold.
"An idea should never be left rattling around in your head. If you can do something you have envisioned, then you have an obligation to give it a go."
"You can tweak and refine to your heart's content, but the only real measure of a board is when you jump to your feet."
"A magic board might not always impress you straight off the bat."
Swellnet sits down for a banter with the fella behind ACSOD.
Cotty on why a kamikaze attitude won't work, how future big wave surfers will travel faster, and the ridiculous difference between effort versus reward in big waves.
Murray Paterson can do three things at once: watch surfing, drink beer, and play music, and he's deftly applied this skill set to the soundtrack of 'Lost Track' and other needessential films. Swellnet had a quick chat to the talented fella.
"People are keen to get out and do normal things again, and that includes going to the cinema and seeing a surf film."
Keeping your wave count up as you age isn’t rocket science.
From lo-fi surf to wildlife docos, Taylor Steele chats to Swellnet about his latest project, 'Save This Shark', made with good friend Mick Fanning.
On the eve of his first exhibition, Swellnet chats with Mr SA Rips.
"I think I bring a certain authenticity to the roles I play and the positions I take. I like to think that I'm a bit of a negotiator. I like to work things through to a positive outcome."