Category archives: Willis

  • Is Surf Smarter than Snow?

  • Let us examine a medium. The hallowed medium of film. Perhaps this piece should refer to the artistry of the films. But for myself, art is a projection of intelligence. So whilst surfing films have begun to lean on a lo-fi medium, they have also had an artisti[...]
  • How To Make It In Australia

  • Exclusivity. Tight knit crowds. A small world. Things that have escaped the wider Earth. But this is how we made it in Australia. Everyone still knows everyone, somehow. 6 degrees of separation, don't exist. More like 2 degrees. Oh what a spark for a creative [...]
  • Viva Brasil!

  • Remember when Brazilian tourers touted the image of struggling athletes, barely able to win a heat and re-qualify. They could have even been considered boring and the underclass citizens of tour. The flare, fun and liveliness of Brazil was not evident in the w[...]
  • Resorts are open. It's THAT time of year again.

  • Our Instagram feeds are one again filled with countless warriors taking to the early season slops and parading their shakas in front of the lens. Whilst Hawaii rumbles to life and the surf world's attention focuses Sauron like on the North Shore, the snow worl[...]
  • SURFERS ARE THE WORDT AERIALISTS! HERE'S WHY!

  • Its the question that people dance meekly around. Surfers are amazing athletes, sure. However, once they take to the air they are fucking hopeless. A spin where you body is extended and arms are rotoring doesn't count. They have the aerial technicality of a wh[...]
  • PORTUGESE ROUND UPS, LASOO AND ALL

  • Let's be quick and round this up in a neat bow. What went down in the nation that finely exports flame grilled chicken recipes and Cristiano Ronaldo's right boot (and left boot for that). To begin let's have a look at our fantasy picks. They weren't spectacula[...]
  • PORTUGESE CHICKEN FANTASY PICKS!

  • To commence proceedings let's first shine a light on our Spanish picks. They were pretty flash so it could give us a little clout. Out of 8 starters, we nailed the top 5. Not too shabby. MEDINA - QF JJF - WINNER! JORDY - SF KOLOHE - QF OWEN - RD3 (Shou[...]
  • This Marks Ol' Number 5 For Us

  • This Sunday we begin construction on our trade show booth at the SIA Show 2014 in our nations capital, Canberra. It will mark the 5th trade show that Straps has been involved in over the past year. This time last year we were prepping ourselves for numero uno,[...]