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Max Stewart: Young, Free, Alright!

Max Stewart: Young, Free, Alright!

Interview: Meet the 23 year old surfboard shaper behind Eye Symmetry.

0 16 Apr 2014
Indian Ocean Swell Alert

Indian Ocean Swell Alert

Large scale storm in the southern Indian Ocean produces a significant SW swell event...

1 16 Apr 2014
Latest News

Video: The Captain | Red Bull Cape Fear

Mark Mathews has built his career on predicting swells. This knowledge is crucial when it comes to deciding when to run Red Bull Cape Fear. As we enter the waiting period, the pressure mounts on Mark to get the decision right.

0 16 Apr 2014
Official Forecast – Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2014

Official Forecast – Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2014

0 14 Apr 2014
Win a Simon Anderson Surfboard Competition

Win a Simon Anderson Surfboard Competition

2 14 Apr 2014
Video: The Best At The Box

Video: The Best At The Box

1 11 Apr 2014
Video: Surplus Brett Burcher

Video: Surplus Brett Burcher

0 8 Apr 2014
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Win a Nikon Camera & $1,000 SurfStitch Gift Card – Life's a Beach Photo Competition

Win a Nikon Camera & $1,000 SurfStitch Gift Card – Life's a Beach Photo Competition

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Cyclone Ita Live Webcam – Port Douglas

Cyclone Ita Live Webcam – Port Douglas

Live footage from Cyclone Ita.

Video: The Captain | Red Bull Cape Fear

Video: The Captain | Red Bull Cape Fear

Mark Mathews has built his career on predicting swells. This knowledge is crucial when it comes to deciding when to run Red Bull Cape Fear. As we enter the waiting period, the pressure mounts on Mark to get the decision right.

Video: The Best At The Box

Video: The Best At The Box

Best of The Web: Before the ASP made the call, the world's best were out there.

Photo Feature: The Elevated Line-ups of Rod Owen

The Merewether turned Maroubra-based photographer is one of the leading pixel-trappers in the surfing world. His frames of empty ocean, be that a unique wedge or an original angle are simply world class. The following is a selected feature gallery of elevated stoke.

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Rod Owen – Elevated Line-ups
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Tomaree headland in Port Stephens at dawn.
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Rod Owen – Elevated Line-ups
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A southern NSW A-frame about to unload in flawless conditions.
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Rod Owen – Elevated Line-ups
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Straight lines in Southern Oz.
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Rod Owen – Elevated Line-ups
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Abstract sand dunes at daybreak in Newcastle, NSW.
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Rod Owen – Elevated Line-ups
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Pyramid chasing its shadow onto dry reef.
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Rod Owen – Elevated Line-ups
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A lone surfer waiting for peaks at a north coast wedge.
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Rod Owen – Elevated Line-ups
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Solitude in far northern Indonesia, not a surfer in sight.
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Rod Owen – Elevated Line-ups
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Abstract waves, foam and whitewash combine to make one of my favourite images.
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Rod Owen – Elevated Line-ups
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Never-ending Indonesian lines in flawless condtions.
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Rod Owen – Elevated Line-ups
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Victorian beach break – not a soul around.
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Rod Owen – Elevated Line-ups
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Groomed A-frame peak breaking in ankle-deep crystal clear water.
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Rod Owen – Elevated Line-ups
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Unknown surfer and friend at Australia's most isolated beach.
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Rod Owen – Elevated Line-ups
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Ocean textures with a lonely peak.
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Rod Owen – Elevated Line-ups
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A Daybreak peak sneaks past the pack.
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Rod Owen – Elevated Line-ups
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Isolation with one of the country's heaviest and most beautiful waves.
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Rod Owen – Elevated Line-ups
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Low level fog and sunrise making for some moody landscapes in Central NSW.
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Rod Owen – Elevated Line-ups
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Crystal clean beach breaks lining up in Forster, NSW.
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Features
Video: Piped at Dee Why Point

Video: Piped at Dee Why Point

Wave of the Week: Jaymes Triglone does very well on this one...

0 16 Apr 2014
Feature Gallery: The Elevated Line-ups of Rod Owen

Feature Gallery: The Elevated Line-ups of Rod Owen

Feature Gallery: When it comes to frames of the ocean, Rod-O's are world-class.

2 14 Apr 2014
Feeding The Crayfish To The Inmates – Drug Aware Margaret River Pro 2014

Feeding The Crayfish To The Inmates – Drug Aware Margaret River Pro 2014

Michel Bourez is your 2014 Drug Aware Margaret River Pro Champion. Sean Doherty reports from the final day in the west.

3 13 Apr 2014
Latest News

Video: Jamie O'Brien Rides Iconic Gerry Lopez Lightning Bolt At Pipe

Best of The Web: "I’m done, this board’s goin’ on the wall."

1 7 Apr 2014
Video: Taj, Parko, Dorian in WA's South-West

Video: Taj, Parko, Dorian in WA's South-West

0 4 Apr 2014
Number Crunch: Julian Wilson

Number Crunch: Julian Wilson

0 3 Apr 2014
Earthquake Hits Chile, Tsunami Warnings Issued

Earthquake Hits Chile, Tsunami Warnings Issued

0 2 Apr 2014
Video: The History | The Story Behind Cape Fear

Video: The History | The Story Behind Cape Fear

13 1 Apr 2014
Young, Free, Alright!
Max Stewart: Young, Free, Alright!

Max Stewart: Young, Free, Alright!

Interview: Meet the 23 year old surfboard shaper behind Eye Symmetry.

Jake Nelson: Young, Free, Alright!

Jake Nelson: Young, Free, Alright!

Gallery & Interview: Long-haired Central Coast enthusiasm is strong with this one.

Charlie Hardy: Young, Free, Alright!

Charlie Hardy: Young, Free, Alright!

We talked to Charlie Hardy and he told us about his recent trip up to the Goldy and his aim to capture the unconventional comp shot, it put a smile on our dial. Here is his story.

Wade Carroll: Young, Free, Alright!

Wade Carroll: Young, Free, Alright!

Interview & Clips with Mikey Wright's best mate, and talented filmer.

Kris Martyn: Young, Free, Alright!

Kris Martyn: Young, Free, Alright!

Interview & Gallery: Fifteen and rad-cool with a Ray Collins/Trent Mitchell inspired frame.

Wave Of The Week
Video: Piped at Dee Why Point

Video: Piped at Dee Why Point

Wave of the Week: Jaymes Triglone does very well on this one...

Video: Russell Bierke Wondrous Bird's Eye Tube

Video: Russell Bierke Wondrous Bird's Eye Tube

Wave of The Week: Somewhere in New South Wales Russell Bierke scored this shack, and got it caught on a drone.

Video: Mick Fanning's Monday Morning At Kirra

Video: Mick Fanning's Monday Morning At Kirra

Wave of The Week: That stall, that barrel, that wave. An excellent start to the week for our World Champ.

Video: Mark Mathews Cape Solander Slab - March 16, 2014

Video: Mark Mathews Cape Solander Slab - March 16, 2014

Wave of the Week: Mark Mathews gets towed into a beauty.

Video: Greenmount Triple Tube – March 12, 2014

Video: Greenmount Triple Tube – March 12, 2014

Wave of the Week: Was this you scoring this sweet sweet Greenmount triple this morning?

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Anticipation.
bensinsight @bensinsight
B E N 🔺 K I G G I N S

Anticipation.

Ooh Oo
smurphphotography @smurphphotography
rhayn murphy photography

Ooh Oo

Picture perfect surf yesterday 📷
dpasqualeee @dpasqualeee
Daniel Pasquale

Picture perfect surf yesterday 📷

The places we go, 
the ones we choose with love 
and purpose, 
the ones we dream about because they will bring joy to our souls, 
those places... those trails that calm the spirit, 
where we don't search but wander, 
where we get lost in time and contemplation takes over... I love those places...
Thank you my #soulsisters for going with me to many of those places along all these years... Im honoured. 💛 #roadtrippingcalifornia
sweetocean_ @sweetocean_
Gold Coast Beach Culture

The places we go, the ones we choose with love and purpose, the ones we dream about because they will bring joy to our souls, those places... those trails that calm the spirit, where we don't search but wander, where we get lost in time and contemplation takes over... I love those places... Thank you my #soulsisters for going with me to many of those places along all these years... Im honoured. 💛 #roadtrippingcalifornia

Eddie perched in a D'bah shack.
@eddkelly
monts_pix @monts_pix
Stephen walters

Eddie perched in a D'bah shack. @eddkelly

Life is today, a split second in time; a gesture of love, a word of wisdom, a kind hand, a free spirit that lifts your spirit, a true action, a unique moment made of simple things that mean everything to you. May your life be fulfil with life. 💙
sweetocean_ @sweetocean_
Gold Coast Beach Culture

Life is today, a split second in time; a gesture of love, a word of wisdom, a kind hand, a free spirit that lifts your spirit, a true action, a unique moment made of simple things that mean everything to you. May your life be fulfil with life. 💙

Mad Bondi barrels! What a way to start the weekend! #Bondi #surfing #barrels #gumbootsurfing #yew
adrenalin_designs @adrenalin_designs
Grant Jeffrey

Mad Bondi barrels! What a way to start the weekend! #Bondi #surfing #barrels #gumbootsurfing #yew

Need some colour on my feed ! Here's an older shot that I was stoked  to get featured in the awesome @nikonos_project blog. I was spewing coz i thought I wrecked the roll by accidentally opening the camera before rewinding but alas, the light leaks all fell in cool places ... I said alas

Need some colour on my feed ! Here's an older shot that I was stoked to get featured in the awesome @nikonos_project blog. I was spewing coz i thought I wrecked the roll by accidentally opening the camera before rewinding but alas, the light leaks all fell in cool places ... I said alas

Sydney storm swells over the weekend.
thetwobrothers @thetwobrothers
thetwobrothers

Sydney storm swells over the weekend.

Black White Barrel
joshandrsn @joshandrsn
Josh Anderson

Black White Barrel

bathophobia	= fear of falling from a high place. #northern_beaches #natureoftoday #narrabeen #beach #photooftheday #iwouldtoo #ig_australia #aussiephotos #australiagram #amazing #au_nz_hotshotz #hot_shotz #hdr_pics #global_shotz #sydney #surfing #coastalwatch #ocean #aussiephotos_apr #australialovesyou #waveoftheday #discoveraustralia #tweegram #igeroftheday #instagood #instagrammers
juicetin07 @juicetin07
Justin

bathophobia = fear of falling from a high place. #northern_beaches #natureoftoday #narrabeen #beach #photooftheday #iwouldtoo #ig_australia #aussiephotos #australiagram #amazing #au_nz_hotshotz #hot_shotz #hdr_pics #global_shotz #sydney #surfing #coastalwatch #ocean #aussiephotos_apr #australialovesyou #waveoftheday #discoveraustralia #tweegram #igeroftheday #instagood #instagrammers

Cape. Fear.
parraphoto @parraphoto
Andrea

Cape. Fear.

Glassy love with @cookielovesit.
parraphoto @parraphoto
Andrea

Glassy love with @cookielovesit.

thetwobrothers
thetwobrothers @thetwobrothers
thetwobrothers
Some nice lines coming in, thanks to the storm swell Sydney saw over the weekend. #cheersita
thetwobrothers @thetwobrothers
thetwobrothers

Some nice lines coming in, thanks to the storm swell Sydney saw over the weekend. #cheersita

I don't have a long lens to shoot from shore so I like to get some crap in the foreground #biiiirds
joshandrsn @joshandrsn
Josh Anderson

I don't have a long lens to shoot from shore so I like to get some crap in the foreground #biiiirds

#winki #surfing #surf #surfphotography #northernbeaches  #coastalwatch @swellnet #pointbreak #manly
surf2summitphotography @surf2summitphotography
Surf 2 Summit Photography

#winki #surfing #surf #surfphotography #northernbeaches #coastalwatch @swellnet #pointbreak #manly

vague visions of a local...
sweetocean_ @sweetocean_
Gold Coast Beach Culture

vague visions of a local...

C. taking on some of the storm swell.
thetwobrothers @thetwobrothers
thetwobrothers

C. taking on some of the storm swell.

Another perfect day. #beach #sun #water #summer
thetwobrothers @thetwobrothers
thetwobrothers

Another perfect day. #beach #sun #water #summer

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