Recently the organisers of the London Surf / Film Festival tasked a selection of the UK's leading surf creatives to reinterpret and redesign poster art for iconic surf films. However, it's up to the viewer to decide if the reinterpretation is an impovement on the original.
The Swatch Girls Pro China is currently underway in Riyue Bay, Hainan Island. Before competitors donned the coloured singlets they warmed up on the waves nearby.
The Swatch Girls Pro China saw clean 3 to 4 foot left handers running 150 metres down the point at Riyue Bay all day today.
Matt Scarff is a Byron Bay surfer who has run a surf school in Bali for the past 14 years. On Saturday morning he was king hit outside a nightclub in Seminyak and suffered severe head trauma. Matt immediately underwent surgery to remove a blood clot and release pressure on the brain and will shortly be medi-vacced to Australia.
"Film is a powerful medium for expression, challenging status quo and having a voice. This film is important for the one-tenth of the community that is gay and for those that are struggling with finding their place in the world, when surfing is also a part of that world."
Australia's relationship with Indonesia has been characterised by long periods of indifference punctuated by occasional crises. The recent incident in which Australia has been caught spying highlights the lack of understanding that has characterised our politicians. What might this mean for travelling surfers?
Now this is a curious book; a treatise on marijuana smuggling told in a scholarly manner. A novelty indeed, because despite the prevalence of marijuana in Western culture a few volumes of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers and a lyric sheet to Cypress Hill is about all this reader has been exposed to.