In June of this year long-standing Cronulla Point regular, Graeme 'GK' Bronner, passed away after a battle with myeloma. Graeme's family extends an invitation to all those who knew and surfed with him to help celebrate his life by joining them for a paddle-out and ashes scattering ceremony at Cronulla Point
Sitting in sixth spot on the 'CT rankings and first in the One World system, Julian Wilson had no need to go to Hawaii early and fight for qualification. Following Portugal Jules had an extended break at his Sunshine Coast home, where a lack of swell meant plenty of small wave practice.
It is a rare thing in our age to run the daily risk, however small, of being attacked and eaten by a wild animal. And that is at the core of our fear. It is not the risk of dying as such, our odds of drowning are orders of magnitude higher, it is the nature of the death that appals us. Our fear is built into our bones.
Ryan 'Wanga' Waine and Kerry Langdon Down trade waves at an East Coast reef. The depth of the water betrayed, not only by the shape of the waves, but also by the ever-present boils in the water.
"I was building confidence through each heat," said Ezekiel Lau after his win at Sunset. "It seemed like things were going in my favor and I was just getting the waves I needed at the right time."
The Oracle of Australia, Al Hunt, breaks down the qualifying possibilities leading into the last competition of the year - the Pipeline Masters.
Hawaii's own Ezekiel Lau posted the largest victory of his young career today by winning the prestigious 39th annual VANS World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach. Lau's win earned him $40,000 and sees him close the year at 35th position on the ASP world rankings.
"The channel bottom has its rightful place in Australian surfing history. It's easy for a lot of shapers to dismiss them as a fad simply because most modern boards come out of a machine and is all too easy. They fit perfectly into today’s high performance modern surfing."