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Blog: The Uki Experiment

Blog: The Uki Experiment

Big Sky Wire: Michele Lockwood Shapes Her First Surfboard

1 19 Nov 2013
Interview: Albe Falzon & Spirit of Akasha

Interview: Albe Falzon & Spirit of Akasha

Big Sky Wire: The legend best known for Morning of The Earth, talks about working on its tribute film with Andrew Kidman 40 years later.

25 Sep 2013
Interview: Cyrus Sutton and Compassing

Interview: Cyrus Sutton and Compassing

Big Sky Wire: The D.I.Y. surf Icon, speaks to us about his latest road-trip surf film.

28 Aug 2013
Interview: Wayne Dean and The Rebuilding of Kirra Groyne

Interview: Wayne Dean and The Rebuilding of Kirra Groyne

Big Sky Wire: A legend of Kirra talks to us about the extension and coloured history of Big Groyne.

21 Aug 2013
Listen: Pond Cover Morning of The Earth

Listen: Pond Cover Morning of The Earth

Big Sky Wire: Listen to Perth psych band Pond's version of Bali Waters by Taman Shud, as Andrew Kidman talks about the soundtrack to Spirit of Akasha.

24 Jul 2013
Interview: The El Mar Mi Alma Soundtrack

Interview: The El Mar Mi Alma Soundtrack

Big Sky Wire: The directors of the Chilean film talk to us about the beautiful music and images of surfing in Chile.

18 Jul 2013
Blog: Life Gets In The Way

Blog: Life Gets In The Way

Big Sky Wire: A short story about the beautiful moments of surfing with old friends.

11 Jul 2013
Interview: John Witzig – A Golden Age, Surfing's Revolutionary 1960s and '70s

Interview: John Witzig – A Golden Age, Surfing's Revolutionary 1960s and '70s

Big Sky Wire: John WItzig speaks to Coastalwatch as we take a quick look at some iconic photographs from his new book.

1 Jul 2013
Interview: Rob Henry – As Worlds Divide

Interview: Rob Henry – As Worlds Divide

Big Sky Wire: We speak to the man behind a documentary and project helping improve future prospects for indigenous Mentawai people.

20 Jun 2013
Interview: Kaye Harrison and The Sunnyboy Documentrary

Interview: Kaye Harrison and The Sunnyboy Documentrary

Big Sky Wire: Andrew Kidman speaks to the filmmaker about the intimate new documentary on Sunnyboys frontman Jeremy Oxley.

30 May 2013
Interview: Sunnyboys' Peter Oxley On Surfing and Performing Once Again

Interview: Sunnyboys' Peter Oxley On Surfing and Performing Once Again

Big Sky Wire: Ahead of their shows at the Coolangatta Hotel this weekend, Peter Oxley talks about the surfing life of the Sunnyboys.

21 May 2013
Interview: Remembering Michael – MP's Mum One Year On

Interview: Remembering Michael – MP's Mum One Year On

Big Sky Wire: A year after his passing, Joan reflects on the life of her first son.

15 May 2013
Interview: Zac Gunthorpe and Long Lost Love Lies

Interview: Zac Gunthorpe and Long Lost Love Lies

Big Sky Wire: Michele Lockwood speaks to the Sunny Coast folk musician about his debut record.

7 May 2013
Interview: Owen Ravenscroft and The 45 Year Reincarnation of a Barry Bennett “Pig”

Interview: Owen Ravenscroft and The 45 Year Reincarnation of a Barry Bennett “Pig”

Big Sky Wire: The story of this Barry Bennett is a sweet tale of a family’s life told through the migration of an old pig.

30 Apr 2013
Interview: Scott Hulet, Editor of The Surfer's Journal

Interview: Scott Hulet, Editor of The Surfer's Journal

Big Sky Wire: The editor of one of surfing's most revered titles talks work and surfing.

1 22 Apr 2013
Interview: Josh Hall, Gypsy Shaper

Interview: Josh Hall, Gypsy Shaper

San Diego shaper Josh Hall reflects on his gifted relationship with legend shaper Skip Frye and his worldwide gigs as a gypsy-shaper.

16 Apr 2013
Interview: Tim Pittman and DIg It Up!

Interview: Tim Pittman and DIg It Up!

Big Sky Wire: The Sydney surfer responsible for bringing out Blue Oyster Cult, Flamin’ Groovies and Buzzcocks amongst others for a series of shows with the Hoodoo Gurus this month.

8 Apr 2013
Interview: Ali Mandalis and Tallow

Interview: Ali Mandalis and Tallow

MIchele Lockwood speaks to the human behind awesome contemporary women's wetsuit and swimwear brand, Tallow. Photo: Crawford.

21 Mar 2013
Interview: Steve Shearer and The FreeRide Voice

Interview: Steve Shearer and The FreeRide Voice

Big Sky Wire: Andrew Kidman speaks to The Outsider, Steve Shearer, about surf journalism and his new independent website.

11 Mar 2013
Interview: Ash Grunwald On Coal Seam Gas Mining

Interview: Ash Grunwald On Coal Seam Gas Mining

Ash speaks about his apathy in the past, his ‘unlikely ally’ in Alan Jones and his commitment to seeing an end to the drilling. Photo: Swilly

3 Mar 2013
Interview: Michelle Shearer and Mamabake

Interview: Michelle Shearer and Mamabake

Big Sky Wire: A Brit turned Lennox Head local talks about her doco on older surfiing women and here Mamabake movement.

21 Feb 2013
Interview: Barry McGee

Interview: Barry McGee

Big Sky Wire: Revered artist Barry McGee, talks surf and art but not surf-art.

13 Feb 2013
Interview: Tom and Lee-Ann Curren

Interview: Tom and Lee-Ann Curren

Big Sky Wire: Tom Curren and his daughter visit Andrew Kidman and talk music. Legendary!

6 Feb 2013
Big Sky Wire: Dale Egan

Big Sky Wire: Dale Egan

Michele Lockwood visits Dale Egan to hear his story and learn of his forthcoming documentary.

1 31 Jan 2013
Interview: Jack River

Interview: Jack River

Big Sky Wire: Andrew Kidman speaks to musician Jack River, AKA Holly Rankin, about the inspiration of Morning of The Earth

25 Jan 2013
Interview: Mick Waters

Interview: Mick Waters

BIG SKY WIRE: Andrew Kidman speaks to road-trippin' family-man and surf filmmaker about following Alby Mangels across Australia.

16 Jan 2013
Interview: Ellis Ericson

Interview: Ellis Ericson

Big Sky Wire: Coastalwatch talks to Ellis about shaping, surfing and meeting Albe Falzon. Photo by Duncan Macfarlane.

10 Jan 2013
Interview: Nick Allbrook from Pond

Interview: Nick Allbrook from Pond

Big Sky Wire: Andrew Kidman speaks the Tame Impala and Pond Musician about recording for the Morning of The Earth tribute, Spirit of Akasha.

3 Jan 2013
Interview: The Sea of Joy Soundtrack

Interview: The Sea of Joy Soundtrack

BIG SKY WIRE: Andrew Kidman speaks to Tully – the band behind the soundtrack to the iconic film, Sea of Joy

28 Dec 2012
Interview: The Westerly Windina Documentary

Interview: The Westerly Windina Documentary

Big Sky Wire: Coastalwatch speaks to author, filmmaker & ex pro surfer Jamie Brisick about his upcoming documentary on one of surfing's most interesting icons.

19 Dec 2012
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Watch: Episode 8 of Rivals – Danny Wills at Home on the NSW North Coast

We're loving this home grown surf show!

29 Sep 2020
Watch: Episode 7 of Rivals – Bede Durbidge at Home in 4-5ft Straddie Barrels

Watch: Episode 7 of Rivals – Bede Durbidge at Home in 4-5ft Straddie Barrels

25 Sep 2020
Smashed In Vicco: A Couple Of The Lockdown State’s Finest Get Caught In The Mangler

Smashed In Vicco: A Couple Of The Lockdown State’s Finest Get Caught In The Mangler

2 22 Sep 2020
Master and Apprentice: Bethany Hamilton and Erin Brooks

Master and Apprentice: Bethany Hamilton and Erin Brooks

21 Sep 2020
Mick Fanning: Save This Shark

Mick Fanning: Save This Shark

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Watch: Episode 6 of Rivals – Shaun Cansdell at Home on the Coffs Coast

Watch: Episode 6 of Rivals – Shaun Cansdell at Home on the Coffs Coast

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Sean Doherty: The East Coast White Attacks – Where To From Here

Sean Doherty: The East Coast White Attacks – Where To From Here

79 12 Sep 2020
Nick Carroll: The Terrible Attack at Greenmount Will Blow the Shark Narrative To Pieces, Again

Nick Carroll: The Terrible Attack at Greenmount Will Blow the Shark Narrative To Pieces, Again

99 9 Sep 2020
A Statement Regarding Coastalwatch Surf Cams and the Fatal Shark Incident at Rainbow Bay

A Statement Regarding Coastalwatch Surf Cams and the Fatal Shark Incident at Rainbow Bay

4 9 Sep 2020
Watch Soli Bailey Ride Beautiful North Coast Surf and Talk Surfboards, Career, and Growing Up

Watch Soli Bailey Ride Beautiful North Coast Surf and Talk Surfboards, Career, and Growing Up

1 9 Sep 2020
Shane Dorian On Mexican Surf Trips Under Covid

Shane Dorian On Mexican Surf Trips Under Covid

9 Sep 2020
Local Surfer Dies in Coolangatta Shark Attack

Local Surfer Dies in Coolangatta Shark Attack

35 8 Sep 2020
Watch: Episode 5 of Rivals – Glen 'Micro' Hall at Home on the Central Coast

Watch: Episode 5 of Rivals – Glen 'Micro' Hall at Home on the Central Coast

7 Sep 2020
Clint Kimmins Tells His Story on Jamie Mitchell's Podcast

Clint Kimmins Tells His Story on Jamie Mitchell's Podcast

1 6 Sep 2020
Sean Doherty: "The Guys at Narrabeen Really Set a Direction in My Life", Mark Richards in 1971

Sean Doherty: "The Guys at Narrabeen Really Set a Direction in My Life", Mark Richards in 1971

5 5 Sep 2020
Nick Carroll: The WSL Is Still Planning a Pipe/Maui Kickoff this Hawaiian Winter, but How?

Nick Carroll: The WSL Is Still Planning a Pipe/Maui Kickoff this Hawaiian Winter, but How?

1 4 Sep 2020
Outrageous Nias, Rasta's Tripped Out Crop Circles Board, and Is Jackson Dorian the Wave Pool Prince?

Outrageous Nias, Rasta's Tripped Out Crop Circles Board, and Is Jackson Dorian the Wave Pool Prince?

1 3 Sep 2020
Watch: Gold Coast QS Surfer Pacha Light Gets in Touch With Ecuadorian Roots

Watch: Gold Coast QS Surfer Pacha Light Gets in Touch With Ecuadorian Roots

1 3 Sep 2020
Dana Brown on His Dad Bruce, and a Life of Endless Summers

Dana Brown on His Dad Bruce, and a Life of Endless Summers

3 Sep 2020
Watch Mick Fanning Surf a McTavish Bluebird at Pumping Lennox

Watch Mick Fanning Surf a McTavish Bluebird at Pumping Lennox

13 2 Sep 2020
Watch the Epic New Lid Vid – Tales of the Boogie Men

Watch the Epic New Lid Vid – Tales of the Boogie Men

1 1 Sep 2020
The Last Man in the Mentawai Islands Scores More Insane Covid Barrels

The Last Man in the Mentawai Islands Scores More Insane Covid Barrels

31 Aug 2020
Watch: Episode 4 of Rivals – Jay Bottle Thompson Hits Go for His Two Hour Burleigh Heat

Watch: Episode 4 of Rivals – Jay Bottle Thompson Hits Go for His Two Hour Burleigh Heat

1 30 Aug 2020
Watch: Rip Curl's Eccentric New Search Movie, 'Postcards From Morgs'

Watch: Rip Curl's Eccentric New Search Movie, 'Postcards From Morgs'

3 27 Aug 2020
Watch: Episode 3 of Rivals – Nathan Hedge at Home at Narrabeen

Watch: Episode 3 of Rivals – Nathan Hedge at Home at Narrabeen

2 24 Aug 2020
Sean Doherty: The Question of Flight or Fight When It Comes To Great Whites

Sean Doherty: The Question of Flight or Fight When It Comes To Great Whites

12 24 Aug 2020
How a Lost Surfboard Floated from Hawaii to the Philippines

How a Lost Surfboard Floated from Hawaii to the Philippines

1 19 Aug 2020
Nick Carroll: After 30 Years of Thinking About It, Rabbit Hops Into Politics

Nick Carroll: After 30 Years of Thinking About It, Rabbit Hops Into Politics

21 18 Aug 2020
Watch: Episode 2 of Rivals – Josh Kerr's Best Three Waves at Duranbah

Watch: Episode 2 of Rivals – Josh Kerr's Best Three Waves at Duranbah

18 Aug 2020
Gallery: Four Pumping Days In WA

Gallery: Four Pumping Days In WA

15 Aug 2020
Soli Bailey Rips and Reflects in This Beautiful Morgan Maassen Short Film

Soli Bailey Rips and Reflects in This Beautiful Morgan Maassen Short Film

13 Aug 2020
Behind the Design of FCS's Space Fighter Looking New H4 Fin

Behind the Design of FCS's Space Fighter Looking New H4 Fin

4 13 Aug 2020
Surfing’s Very Own Rescue Course Goes Online

Surfing’s Very Own Rescue Course Goes Online

12 Aug 2020
Interview: West Aussie Shark Survivor, "Those Blokes Are Absolute Heroes and Without a Doubt Saved My Life"

Interview: West Aussie Shark Survivor, "Those Blokes Are Absolute Heroes and Without a Doubt Saved My Life"

5 11 Aug 2020
Watch Mick, Parko and More Go to Battle in Episode 1 of New Aussie Surf Show, 'Rivals'

Watch Mick, Parko and More Go to Battle in Episode 1 of New Aussie Surf Show, 'Rivals'

3 10 Aug 2020
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