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Gallery: Maldives – April 2014

Gallery: Maldives – April 2014

Dreamy escapism from North Malè to the Central Atolls and down to the Southern Atolls.

0 17 Apr 2014
Easter Long Weekend Surf Forecast 18 - 21 April 2014

Easter Long Weekend Surf Forecast 18 - 21 April 2014

Easter is here and so is the swell. Check out the long weekend forecast.

0 17 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

Upload your best photos to Coastalwatch and you could win.

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2014

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2014

April 16 - 27, 2014.

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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.

Cyclone Ita Live Webcam – Port Douglas

Cyclone Ita Live Webcam – Port Douglas

Live footage from Cyclone Ita.

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
Max Stewart: Young, Free, Alright!

Max Stewart: Young, Free, Alright!

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

1 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
Video: Piped at Dee Why Point

Video: Piped at Dee Why Point

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

2 16 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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Royals down in Manly this afternoon / #manly #surfing #surf #wave #waves #sea #water #surfboard #beach #sand #surfer #billabong #tide #watersports #swell #watersport #board #sports #royals #willandkate #manlybeach @themanlydaily @swellnet #coastalwatch #princewilliam
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Royals down in Manly this afternoon / #manly #surfing #surf #wave #waves #sea #water #surfboard #beach #sand #surfer #billabong #tide #watersports #swell #watersport #board #sports #royals #willandkate #manlybeach @themanlydaily @swellnet #coastalwatch #princewilliam

Great morning. .
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Nathan

Great morning. .

So clear..
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Nathan

So clear..

Behind a barrel. .
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Nathan

Behind a barrel. .

Under the wave..
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Nathan

Under the wave..

Comb over
 @water_perfection
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Stephen walters

Comb over @water_perfection

Natural framing. I like 👌. #dbar #goldcoast #gc #surf #sunrise #stabfullframe #instagood #instasize #picoftheday #photooftheday #swellnet #coastalwatch #framed #frothin #surfing #wave #beach #wanderlust
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Patrizio Cook

Natural framing. I like 👌. #dbar #goldcoast #gc #surf #sunrise #stabfullframe #instagood #instasize #picoftheday #photooftheday #swellnet #coastalwatch #framed #frothin #surfing #wave #beach #wanderlust

So much Froth. #frothyasfuck
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thetwobrothers

So much Froth. #frothyasfuck

The point
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Josh Anderson

The point

Winter I can feel it creeping in 🍂
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nick_geyl

Winter I can feel it creeping in 🍂

Hopefully some of this tomorrow @matt_carve @carve_visionaries @dylanshapes 📷#charlie
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Ignacio "spud"

Hopefully some of this tomorrow @matt_carve @carve_visionaries @dylanshapes 📷#charlie

@jacksoncoffey setting up at lovers. @billabong_aus
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Stephen walters

@jacksoncoffey setting up at lovers. @billabong_aus

Endless Autumn continues, Greg McKinley right at home this morning. #coastalwatch #canon
_southwave_ @_southwave_
Southwave

Endless Autumn continues, Greg McKinley right at home this morning. #coastalwatch #canon

I always dreamed there'd be days like this.... ✖️#byronbay

I always dreamed there'd be days like this.... ✖️#byronbay

Tucking into a stormy little wave ☁️
thetwobrothers @thetwobrothers
thetwobrothers

Tucking into a stormy little wave ☁️

Salute to an unridden barrel at Shark Island.
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Andrea

Salute to an unridden barrel at Shark Island.

Chunky Monkey - a u beaut morning down bronte way this morning. It was a bit full but there were some sizeable six footers getting through if u could pick ur spot. The long weekend is looking good wave size, so happy days:-D

Chunky Monkey - a u beaut morning down bronte way this morning. It was a bit full but there were some sizeable six footers getting through if u could pick ur spot. The long weekend is looking good wave size, so happy days:-D

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Duck & Cover #thurs17apr #surfreport #bronte #ducksterreport #duckster #australia #beach #waves #water #sun #surf #coastalwatch #motivation #passion #soul #life #love #awesomeness #happiness #health #inspiration #nature

Swell is good... @waveporn
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Stephen walters

Swell is good... @waveporn

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