While Australian surfers wait for their cyclone season to begin, the Western Pacific basin has been very active. The latest storm to impact the region is Super Typhoon Francisco and it's expected to push across the Ryukyu Islands of southern Japan today.
Summer's coming and mushburgers are on the menu. The waves, however, aren't the only thing taking a culinary bent. At this time of year do the short and squat grovellers with gourmet names hit the market: The Taco, the Dumpling, the Chop Suey etc.
Welcome to Swellnet's new website. This is the third website we've built in our twelve years of existence and it's the one that nearly killed us.
Matt Warshaw has written a number of big books and he's just finished building an awfully big website - The Encyclopedia of Surfing online. In the EOS, Warshaw applied his prodigious surfing knowledge to a browsable online repository, and in so doing he's become a curator of sorts. Or, as he puts it, "a fuckin' curator!"
The new Swellnet website contains a brand new forecasting system which we've been developing over many years. As a result we are changing the way we deliver forecasting information to you.
It's been a while since Matt Mackay has taken any surf photos. These days he's captivated by more sublime images: raw nature, landscapes, that kinda thing. And that was what Matt was chasing early on Sunday morning.