The Coastalwatch Isolation Salvation – No.4

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COASTALWATCH | LISTS

How are you holding up? About four weeks now of locking down at home and it's certainly not an easy time for anyone. Regardless of your situation, we hope you're managing to stay safe and look after the wellbeing of yourself and those around you. To help, we've pulled together another bunch of things to check out and keep the stoke burning. Some pumping Cyclone Oma tubes, an iconic rock-off fail, a goofy podcasts, and some classic reading all from Coastalwatch's archives. Stay home, stay safe, and do your best to stay stoked. We're all in this together. – CW


Froth An All-Time Swell

Oma Sends Monsters To Currumbin Alley

From February 2019, Mick Fanning, Damon Harvey,Wade Carmichael, Corey Ziems and a bunch of other committed humans took on massive Currumbin Alley over the weekend with Cyclone Oma producing some of the biggest, thickest barrels of the swell.



Have A Laugh

An Iconic Novelty Rock-Off

When novelty waves pop-up it's hard to work out how to approach them, right? Maybe try a novelty rock-off? See how it worked out for this guy at Neilson Park in 2016. 




Something To Listen To

Deadset, It's a Puberty Blues Podcast

Yes, that Puberty Blues! For this special episode of The Dooley, Mike and Danny rewatch the iconic and controversial 1981 film formed out of the raw late 70s Cronulla hedonistic surfy culture and quiz through all sorts of perf questions about fish face molls, gutless wonders, and a legendary Mark Occhilupo cameo.



Surf Books You Mightn't Have Read Yet

Review: "Richo The Terry Richardson Story" and "Surfing Lennox, From Then To Now"

Nick Carroll takes us through two differnt books, working-class Aussie surfing legend Terry Richo and an icon surf zone of Lennox Head. Read the review here.




Master Surf Gaming

True Surf – How To Drop In

The official mobile game of the WSL is a pretty damn good way to kill an hour or ten. If you want to get onto it you can download it for your iPhone here, or for your Android here. For this week, the vid below hits us with when and how to drop in.



A Classic Read

Nick Carroll Reports From Day 1 of the First Ever Wave Pool CT

"So at EXACTLY 9am Hiro Ohhata caught the first wave of the first real event at the Ranch – this place that seems somehow perfectly suited to pro surfing, yet at the same time so alien to everything else we think of as 'surfing', it could almost pass for our version of the Moon.


It wasn’t exactly a Neil Armstrong moment."

Read it here.

Photo: WSL/Cestari

Photo: WSL/Cestari




Stay Fit, Stay Sane

Surf Strength Coach – Core

Surf strength coach Cris Mills wants to help you stay surf-ready by offering up an ab workout specifically aimed at keeping your core tight so you’ll be ready to hit the water when the time is right.

For more from Cris and a full surf specific training program that builds "surf athleticism", head over here.




Timeless List

Breaking Down the Life and Times of Joel Parkinson

With The Hold Down hosted by Ronnie and Vaughan Blakey, we run through the five biggest moments in the surfing life of the icon, the man, the 2012 World Champ, Mr Joel Parkinson. Sit back, relax, and soak in surfing greatness.



Craving more distraction? 

Check out Isolation Salvation No.1Isolation Salvation No.2 and Isolation Salvation No.3

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