The Coastalwatch Isolation Salvation – No.6

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Is anyone else here losing it? It's okay, you're not alone. Nope, not in the slightest. Six weeks and counting of a-isolating and a-locking down and a-quarantining is taking its collective toll on a lot of us. But we will get through it. To give you some surf-distraction respite we've again combed through the archives to pull together some stoke inducing content. Iconic surfers at 70s Burleigh, Mick's best of Kirra surfing, and the story of Robbie Page, amongst other gold. We hope you're hanging in there, looking after yourself and doing your best to stay stoked. – CW


Froth An All-Time Swell

Unseen 70s Burleigh Point Footage

Dick Hoole blows the dust off a couple of unseen 16mm film rolls from the late 70s. Terry Fitzgerald, Mark Richards, Joe Engel, Cheyne Horan, Michael Peterson, Wayne Bartholomew, Rick Neilsen and a few we can't identify blowing up.


Surf Books You Mightn't Have Read Yet

Book Excerpt: The Robbie Page Story from Australia's Century of Surf

Tim Baker's wonderful in depth history of Australian surfing tells the story of Robbie Page's incredible surfing career that included spending 66 days in a Japanese prison. Read the excerpt here.



A Classic Read

Sean Doherty Profiles Jack Robinson at 14

From the Robinson’s rural property they could see the eastern glow of the approaching firefront, and they’d heard it long before they saw it. Young Jack had time to grab just one earthly possession before they fled. For the best 14-year-old surfer in the world the decision was easy. He packed seven surfboards into a boardbag, threw them on the family Landcruiser, and with his Mom, Mersina, drove for the safety of the coast. In the car Jack reasoned that if the fire got to the beach they could paddle out to sea on them.

Read it here.



Timeless List

14 Underrated Moves In Surfing

From paddling out no matter what, to forgiving an accidental drop-in – read 'em, remember 'em, do 'em. Read them all over here.



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The Best of Mick Fanning Surfing Kirra

Kirra on the Gold Coast is home to a lot of incredible surfers. There are a handful of standouts, some might say Mick Fanning is one. As a Kirra Surfriders Club life member, he has been a dedicated member of the grassroots club since his teenage years and has been privileged enough to score some pretty epic waves over that time.



Have A Laugh

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JOB & Anthony Walsh Take On Sharks & Ozzie Wright Surfs Faster Than Dolphins Swim

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