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Is Surf Smarter than Snow? Is Surf Smarter than Snow?
  • 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 artistic expression. They have thought and mood. They can be screen[...]
How To Make It In Australia How To Make It In Australia
  • 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 hot bed. Somewhere where clout still holds some relevance. W[...]
Viva Brasil! Viva Brasil!
  • 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 way they danced across waves. But alas, the world has changed[...]
Reminder: Jeremy Flores is Awesome - via BeachGrit.com Reminder: Jeremy Flores is Awesome - via BeachGrit.com
  • Reminder: Jeremy Flores is Awesome - via BeachGrit.com

  • In the shadow of the upcoming Billabong Pipe Masters we look at our favourite (and possibly most unsuspecting) Pipe Master. Jeremy is the Group C underdog this year and a terrific value bet. He might've spiced up the judging tower at J-Bay but as this interview reminds us, he still deserves your attention… The fi[...]
Resorts are open. It's THAT time of year again. Resorts are open. It's THAT time of year again.
  • 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 world also purrs with liveliness. Let's not be confused it is no[...]
The Worst Surf Film You'll Ever See...? (HD Video) The Worst Surf Film You'll Ever See...? (HD Video)
  • The Worst Surf Film You'll Ever See...? (HD Video)

  • Definitely not. Chris Bryan's latest release is probably the most brilliant way to experience the way the best athletes move across (and above) the water. The next 6 minutes of slo-mo footage gives you an insight into every weight shift, foot movement, rail pump and more. It also let's you appreciate the full weight an[...]
IS THE REAR VIEW ALWAYS ROSIER? (A THOUGHTFUL PIECE) IS THE REAR VIEW ALWAYS ROSIER? (A THOUGHTFUL PIECE)
  • IS THE REAR VIEW ALWAYS ROSIER? (A THOUGHTFUL PIECE)

  • I look at the 1960's and 70's with envious eyes. The world was booming and finally putting WWII in the rear view. These green eyes see fashion, technology, social interactions, sport and so much more living in the golden era. But are these emotions misplaced? Having not lived during this period I shall never know. But [...]
SURFERS ARE THE WORDT AERIALISTS! HERE'S WHY! SURFERS ARE THE WORDT AERIALISTS! HERE'S WHY!
  • 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 whale. There are a few exemptions and examples but the consist[...]
PORTUGESE ROUND UPS, LASOO AND ALL PORTUGESE ROUND UPS, LASOO AND ALL
  • 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 spectacular and it was our worst result thus far. But we were steady w[...]