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Nick Carroll: When the Seas Rise

Nick Carroll: When the Seas Rise

…a lot of what we know about surfing today will be gone. Here’s a new group hoping to make a difference.

25 10 Nov 2020
Sean Doherty: The Problem Is Bigger Than Wamberal

Sean Doherty: The Problem Is Bigger Than Wamberal

The Vexed Issue of Saving Beachside Property and the Undermining of Future Plans for Sea Level Rise

25 24 Jul 2020
Sean Doherty: The Bight Bites Back

Sean Doherty: The Bight Bites Back

"It certainly wasn’t the phone call I was expecting on a lazy Tuesday morning."

9 26 Feb 2020
Have Your Say on the Future of the Superbank

Have Your Say on the Future of the Superbank

A Message from the NSW and Queensland Governments about the Tweed Sand Bypassing Transition Project

16 28 Jan 2020
Sean Doherty: Australia Cooks as Bight Oil Field Approved

Sean Doherty: Australia Cooks as Bight Oil Field Approved

NOPSEMA announced that they've given Equinor the nod to drill in the Bight

10 19 Dec 2019
Nias: "It Is a Complete Disaster"

Nias: "It Is a Complete Disaster"

Construction continues at Lagundri Bay; local surfers up in arms

17 22 Aug 2019
Surfing Icons and World Champs Sign Open Letter to Norwegian Oil Drillers

Surfing Icons and World Champs Sign Open Letter to Norwegian Oil Drillers

An Open Letter From the Surfers of Australia

42 4 Mar 2019
Nick Carroll: The Bight Fight Is Just Beginning

Nick Carroll: The Bight Fight Is Just Beginning

We all need to understand this – and its consequences

28 21 Feb 2019
"Say No To Tar" Rally Planned For Crescent Head

"Say No To Tar" Rally Planned For Crescent Head

Residents and Kempsey Shire Council set to clash over the contentious sealing of Plomer Road

10 10 Jan 2019
Nick Carroll On: It's All Happening Again – Another Dead Whale Buried

Nick Carroll On: It's All Happening Again – Another Dead Whale Buried

Another surf community has to worry about a dead whale and a council

14 16 Oct 2017
Nick Carroll On: Ballina's Turn On The Whale Carcass Merry-Go-Round

Nick Carroll On: Ballina's Turn On The Whale Carcass Merry-Go-Round

Bury it, get yelled at, then quickly dig it up — is this any way to treat a mammal?

18 11 Oct 2017
Community Assistance Required In Port Macquarie

Community Assistance Required In Port Macquarie

Here's what you can do

20 Sep 2017
Whale Burial On A City Beach? What The Hell Is The Port Macquarie/Hastings Council Doing?

Whale Burial On A City Beach? What The Hell Is The Port Macquarie/Hastings Council Doing?

"It might be an interesting three to five years."

32 20 Sep 2017
Whale Family Captured On Drone

Whale Family Captured On Drone

Migration season travelling

26 Jun 2017
1.55 Million Square Kilometres Of Marine Protection

1.55 Million Square Kilometres Of Marine Protection

The crossing of the Ross Sea

2 May 2017
This Is The Real Difference

This Is The Real Difference

Double Down now!

22 Nov 2016
Nick Carroll On: Beyond The Panic, The Facts About Shark Nets

Nick Carroll On: Beyond The Panic, The Facts About Shark Nets

What do they do? What don’t they? Here are the facts & figures

74 21 Oct 2016
UPDATE: The NSW DPI Answers Coastalwatch's Questions On The Failed Shark Barriers

UPDATE: The NSW DPI Answers Coastalwatch's Questions On The Failed Shark Barriers

Nick Carroll digs deeper into the story

23 20 Sep 2016
Scary Ground May Be Broken At Bells Beach

Scary Ground May Be Broken At Bells Beach

Tourist accommodation proposal

11 19 Sep 2016
What Can Surfers Expect As A Result Of Climate Change In Our Lifetime & Beyond?

What Can Surfers Expect As A Result Of Climate Change In Our Lifetime & Beyond?

Sea level will rise between 20-80 cm between now & 2100

29 Aug 2016
Australia’s Biggest Reef Is Given A Name & Voice

Australia’s Biggest Reef Is Given A Name & Voice

The Great Southern Reef

8 23 Aug 2016
FEATURE FILM: The Biggest East Coast Swell Of A Generation

FEATURE FILM: The Biggest East Coast Swell Of A Generation

The waves, the people and the stories Once'A Swell

4 15 Jul 2016
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Sean Doherty: Somewhere Between 'Searching for Tom Curren' and 'Eraserhead'

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3 29 Jan 2021
Nick Carroll: WSL Adds a Fourth CT To Australia in 2021?

Nick Carroll: WSL Adds a Fourth CT To Australia in 2021?

6 29 Jan 2021
Watch: The New Tom Curren "Search" Movie is All-Time

Watch: The New Tom Curren "Search" Movie is All-Time

4 28 Jan 2021
Five Rides (And a Wipeout) From New South Wales Super Session

Five Rides (And a Wipeout) From New South Wales Super Session

3 26 Jan 2021
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RIP: Gordon James Philipson (1938-2021)

RIP: Gordon James Philipson (1938-2021)

3 14 Jan 2021
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Photos and Highlights From the '21 Burleigh Single Fin Festival

4 13 Jan 2021
Margaret River Starts 2021 on the Pump

Margaret River Starts 2021 on the Pump

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WSL's Horror Run Continues, Mason Finally Meets the Reef, and Waves Glorious Waves

2 9 Jan 2021
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Nick Carroll: The Big Surf Stories of This Stupid, Glorious Year

5 3 Jan 2021
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The Ten Biggest Things from Surfing and the Internet in 2020

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Maverick’s Swell of the Decade Roundtable

Maverick’s Swell of the Decade Roundtable

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Kai Lenny Jaws Go-Pro Footage Is Insane and John John Is the Best Surf Youtuber There Is

Kai Lenny Jaws Go-Pro Footage Is Insane and John John Is the Best Surf Youtuber There Is

25 Dec 2020
Nick Carroll: How One Turn Shut Out 10 Days of Confusion at the Billabong Pipe Masters

Nick Carroll: How One Turn Shut Out 10 Days of Confusion at the Billabong Pipe Masters

4 22 Dec 2020
How 2020 Inspired a Change of Heart for Vittoria Farmer

How 2020 Inspired a Change of Heart for Vittoria Farmer

18 Dec 2020
Shark Attack Stalls Maui Pro

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Surfer Survives Great White Attack at Kangaroo Island, South Aus

Surfer Survives Great White Attack at Kangaroo Island, South Aus

5 7 Dec 2020
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All the Highlights From that Massive Hawaiian Swell That Just Went Down

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New Doco 'Girls Can't Surf' Looks Amazing, Kipp Caddy's Insane Shippies Bomb, and Surf Lakes Now The Best Wave Pool in the World?

1 4 Dec 2020
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Running Blog: Surfline Live Updates from Hawaii and the US West Coast as it Gets Hit by Monster Swell

4 Dec 2020
Nick Carroll: Adventures in 3D Shaping

Nick Carroll: Adventures in 3D Shaping

3 3 Dec 2020
RIP Marty Tullemans

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1 Dec 2020
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Sean Doherty: A Pink Lake, a Fashion Show and Australia’s Most Sacred Surf Zone

3 26 Nov 2020
Nick Carroll: The Aftermath

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

9 21 Nov 2020
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