Ben Macartney
Forecaster Blog: The 2020 La Nina, East Coast Tropical Cyclone Seasonal Outlook

Forecaster Blog: The 2020 La Nina, East Coast Tropical Cyclone Seasonal Outlook

Will the 2020/21 cyclone season live up to expectations?

4 30 Oct 2020
Forecaster Blog: Climate Models Tipping Towards a Stronger La Niña

Forecaster Blog: Climate Models Tipping Towards a Stronger La Niña

The 2020 La Niña continues to gather momentum: What will the surf be like this November and December?

2 15 Oct 2020
Forecaster Blog: La Niña conditions are here, what does it mean for Surf?

Forecaster Blog: La Niña conditions are here, what does it mean for Surf?

La Nina conditions continue to develop. Will the surf pump?

8 24 Sep 2020
Swell Alert: Deep East Coast Low to Deliver Another Hiding to the NSW Coast

Swell Alert: Deep East Coast Low to Deliver Another Hiding to the NSW Coast

Early to mid-next week it's highly likely we'll see yet another large to heavy swell event

23 Jul 2020
Swell Update: Conditions the "Icing on the Cake" of This Swell Event This Weekend

Swell Update: Conditions the "Icing on the Cake" of This Swell Event This Weekend

Over the course of the weekend and early next week we stand to benefit from a longer-range ESE/SE fetch that set up across the low’s south-eastern sector.

1 17 Jul 2020
Swell Update: This Is Just the First of Several Days of Heavy East Coast Surf

Swell Update: This Is Just the First of Several Days of Heavy East Coast Surf

Although it's set to ease a bit overnight, there will still be no shortage of size and power.

15 Jul 2020
Forecaster Blog: Tasman Low Hammers the East Coast All Week

Forecaster Blog: Tasman Low Hammers the East Coast All Week

A deep low is dropping anchor over the central Tasman Sea..

14 Jul 2020
Forecaster Blog: Deep East Coast Low Wreaks Havoc Next Week

Forecaster Blog: Deep East Coast Low Wreaks Havoc Next Week

An impending East Coast Low looms large for the NSW coast next week.

9 Jul 2020
Forecaster Blog Updated: Tropical Cyclone Gretel Develops This Weekend

Forecaster Blog Updated: Tropical Cyclone Gretel Develops This Weekend

Tropical cyclone Gretel is about to form over the Coral Sea this weekend.

11 Mar 2020
Weekend Surf Forecast 6 - 8 March 2020

Weekend Surf Forecast 6 - 8 March 2020

Bring on autumn.

5 Mar 2020
Weekend Surf Forecast 21 - 23 February, 2020

Weekend Surf Forecast 21 - 23 February, 2020

There's more late summer goodness in the forecast this weekend.

20 Feb 2020
Swell Alert: Tropical Cyclone Uesi is Inbound

Swell Alert: Tropical Cyclone Uesi is Inbound

Tropical Cyclone Uesi is primed to rock your world.

2 11 Feb 2020
Forecaster Blog: Potential Coral Sea Cyclone Hints at Large/ Heavy Easterly Swell Mid February

Forecaster Blog: Potential Coral Sea Cyclone Hints at Large/ Heavy Easterly Swell Mid February

Easterly swell goes from one level to the next into mid February.

4 6 Feb 2020
Weekend Surf Forecast January 31- 2 February 2020

Weekend Surf Forecast January 31- 2 February 2020

There's a wave with your name on it this weekend.

30 Jan 2020
Long Weekend Surf Forecast 24 - 27 January, 2020

Long Weekend Surf Forecast 24 - 27 January, 2020

Line up your Australia day long weekend.

23 Jan 2020
Weekend Surf Forecast 17 - 19 January, 2020

Weekend Surf Forecast 17 - 19 January, 2020

Get set for the weekend.

16 Jan 2020
Weekend Surf Forecast 20 - 22 December, 2019

Weekend Surf Forecast 20 - 22 December, 2019

Get merry this Christmas.

19 Dec 2019
Weekend Surf Forecast 13 - 15 December, 2019

Weekend Surf Forecast 13 - 15 December, 2019

It ain't Pipeline, but there will be a few waves at your local this weekend.

12 Dec 2019
Weekend Surf Forecast 6 - 8 December, 2019

Weekend Surf Forecast 6 - 8 December, 2019

It's smokin' out there.

1 5 Dec 2019
Weekend Surf Forecast 22 - 24 November, 2019

Weekend Surf Forecast 22 - 24 November, 2019

There are the haves and have-nots of surfing this weekend.

21 Nov 2019
Weekend Surf Forecast 15 - 17 November, 2019

Weekend Surf Forecast 15 - 17 November, 2019

Get on the front foot this weekend.

14 Nov 2019
Weekend Surf Forecast 8 - 10 November, 2019

Weekend Surf Forecast 8 - 10 November, 2019

A strongly negative SAM suits some states better than others.

7 Nov 2019
Weekend Surf Forecast 1 - 3 November, 2019

Weekend Surf Forecast 1 - 3 November, 2019

Bring on November.

31 Oct 2019
Forecaster Blog: Sustained NE windswell for the East Coast

Forecaster Blog: Sustained NE windswell for the East Coast

There's NE swell on tap across the NSW coast for the opening days of November.

30 Oct 2019
Weekend Surf Forecast 25 - 27 October 2019

Weekend Surf Forecast 25 - 27 October 2019

There's swell on every horizon this weekend.

24 Oct 2019
Weekend Surf Forecast 18 - 20 October, 2019

Weekend Surf Forecast 18 - 20 October, 2019

Feels like spring, looks like winter this weekend.

17 Oct 2019
SWELL ALERT: Big SE groundswell inbound across the NSW Coast

SWELL ALERT: Big SE groundswell inbound across the NSW Coast

A power-packed SE groundswell is brewing for the entire East Coast this weekend.

1 10 Oct 2019
Weekend Surf Forecast 4 - 6 October, 2019

Weekend Surf Forecast 4 - 6 October, 2019

The action keeps coming this weekend.

3 Oct 2019
Latest News

Nick Carroll: The Aftermath

As the surfing world processes the death of John Shimooka, care and concern turns to those left in the backwash

1 25 Nov 2020
From Air Shows To Death-Defying Code Red Tahiti and Everything in Between – Nathan Fletcher Tells His Story on Jamie Mitchell's Podcast

From Air Shows To Death-Defying Code Red Tahiti and Everything in Between – Nathan Fletcher Tells His Story on Jamie Mitchell's Podcast

23 Nov 2020
Nick Carroll: If You’re Waiting for a Custom Surfboard Order, Get Ready To Keep on Waiting

Nick Carroll: If You’re Waiting for a Custom Surfboard Order, Get Ready To Keep on Waiting

9 21 Nov 2020
Kelly's Take on the Machado High-Five, Pumping Mundaka, & Dane Reynolds in Crappy Waves

Kelly's Take on the Machado High-Five, Pumping Mundaka, & Dane Reynolds in Crappy Waves

20 Nov 2020
RIP: John Shimooka (1969-2020)

RIP: John Shimooka (1969-2020)

5 16 Nov 2020
Watch: Port Macquarie Open

Watch: Port Macquarie Open

14 Nov 2020
Noa, Creed, Taj, Chun Shred West Oz, A New John John Doco, and Woah, Young Connor Lee From Newy Rips!

Noa, Creed, Taj, Chun Shred West Oz, A New John John Doco, and Woah, Young Connor Lee From Newy Rips!

13 Nov 2020
Watch the Premiere: She is the Ocean

Watch the Premiere: She is the Ocean

12 Nov 2020
Sean Doherty: The Start of the WSL CT in Three Weeks’ Time Is Throwing up Some Questions

Sean Doherty: The Start of the WSL CT in Three Weeks’ Time Is Throwing up Some Questions

1 12 Nov 2020
Nick Carroll: The Slowers Showdown

Nick Carroll: The Slowers Showdown

10 11 Nov 2020
Woah: The 2021 WSL CT Begins In Less Than A Month!

Woah: The 2021 WSL CT Begins In Less Than A Month!

3 11 Nov 2020
Nick Carroll: When the Seas Rise

Nick Carroll: When the Seas Rise

25 10 Nov 2020
Pat Gudauskas Ripping in Aus and Talking Surfboards, Stoke

Pat Gudauskas Ripping in Aus and Talking Surfboards, Stoke

9 Nov 2020
Watch Live Now: Volkswagen Cronulla Open

Watch Live Now: Volkswagen Cronulla Open

8 Nov 2020
Nick Carroll: Incredibly Close! Down to the Wire

Nick Carroll: Incredibly Close! Down to the Wire

5 7 Nov 2020
Mick at Lennox Is Poetry, Ando and Ryan Burch Score Cloudbreak, and Just How Good Was Sydney This Winter?

Mick at Lennox Is Poetry, Ando and Ryan Burch Score Cloudbreak, and Just How Good Was Sydney This Winter?

1 6 Nov 2020
A Giant Three Days of Surf Events Coming to Cronulla This Weekend

A Giant Three Days of Surf Events Coming to Cronulla This Weekend

1 6 Nov 2020
Nick Carroll: A Link Between Sharks and La Nina? Could It Be?

Nick Carroll: A Link Between Sharks and La Nina? Could It Be?

23 5 Nov 2020
Watch: Meet Kehu Butler, the 20-Year-Old Rising Surf Star From Mount Maunganui, NZ

Watch: Meet Kehu Butler, the 20-Year-Old Rising Surf Star From Mount Maunganui, NZ

2 3 Nov 2020
Nick Carroll: The Awkward Truth About How Women Are Treated in the Surf

Nick Carroll: The Awkward Truth About How Women Are Treated in the Surf

81 3 Nov 2020
13-Year-Old Surfer Suffers Shark Bite at Port Macquarie This Morning

13-Year-Old Surfer Suffers Shark Bite at Port Macquarie This Morning

3 2 Nov 2020
Watch the RIVALS Season Finale, Who's the Champ?

Watch the RIVALS Season Finale, Who's the Champ?

1 2 Nov 2020
Watch: This Could Be the Biggest Wave Ever Ridden in Ireland

Watch: This Could Be the Biggest Wave Ever Ridden in Ireland

3 1 Nov 2020
Billabong's Australiana Surf Clip of Gold, Fresh Dane and John John Vids, and a Korean Wave Pool Super Edit!

Billabong's Australiana Surf Clip of Gold, Fresh Dane and John John Vids, and a Korean Wave Pool Super Edit!

30 Oct 2020
Nick Carroll: Can Rabbit Really Win Burleigh This Saturday?

Nick Carroll: Can Rabbit Really Win Burleigh This Saturday?

4 30 Oct 2020
Watch: The History of the World's Most Elusive and Long Lefthander

Watch: The History of the World's Most Elusive and Long Lefthander

2 29 Oct 2020
Nick Carroll: Maurice Cole and the Surf Coast Showdown

Nick Carroll: Maurice Cole and the Surf Coast Showdown

1 27 Oct 2020
We're Hiring: Camera Operations Technician

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27 Oct 2020
Watch: Episode 11 of RIVALS – Mick, Parko and Dingo Face-Off In Pumping Snapper Superheat!

Watch: Episode 11 of RIVALS – Mick, Parko and Dingo Face-Off In Pumping Snapper Superheat!

2 24 Oct 2020
Remembering Biggest Wednesday, Pumping Empty Cokes, and Can You Go Finless at Teahupo'o?

Remembering Biggest Wednesday, Pumping Empty Cokes, and Can You Go Finless at Teahupo'o?

22 Oct 2020
Brazil's Beachies Look Fun as Hell and Gabriel Medina Is Making the Most of Them

Brazil's Beachies Look Fun as Hell and Gabriel Medina Is Making the Most of Them

1 22 Oct 2020
Watch: Episode 10 of RIVALS – Parko, Mick and Dingo Reflect on the Life and Careers of the "Cooly Kids"

Watch: Episode 10 of RIVALS – Parko, Mick and Dingo Reflect on the Life and Careers of the "Cooly Kids"

18 Oct 2020
Is This the Best Wave Pool in the World?

Is This the Best Wave Pool in the World?

6 17 Oct 2020
The Wonderfully Weird Clay Marzo Backhand Tube Approach, Slater at Uluwatu, and a New (Not Good...) Wave Pool!

The Wonderfully Weird Clay Marzo Backhand Tube Approach, Slater at Uluwatu, and a New (Not Good...) Wave Pool!

2 16 Oct 2020
Watch Tom Carroll & Matt Grainger Break Down Tow-Foiling and Glide an Empty Outside Sydney Reef

Watch Tom Carroll & Matt Grainger Break Down Tow-Foiling and Glide an Empty Outside Sydney Reef

3 14 Oct 2020
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