Denpasar police believe that a 56-year-old Melbourne man who died while surfing Kuta Reef Friday afternoon may have suffered from a fatal health issue.
Think of a place that is known for the quality of its surfing, and a few destinations may spring to mind. Australia, certainly, with its long sandy shoreline and near-obsessive love for the sport that plays out on beaches from Brisbane to Perth. The glorious coastline of California. Even our own Cornwall, with its busy boarding scene.
Grommets will rule once again as the 11th annual Rip Curl GromSearch National final comes down in the crystal clear waters and perfect waves of Nusa Lembongan, Bali. September 27th & 28th will find Indonesia’s most talented young surfers, who earned their spots by winning regional GromSearch event qualifiers in Java, Lombok, Sumbawa and Bali, getting the opportunity to write themselves into Indonesian Surfing folklore.
Over the next two minutes and forty-nine seconds, you’ll see Kieran Perrow, Steph Gilmore, Kelly Slater, Ace Buchan, Shaun Tomson, Gabriel Medina and Wayne Bartholomew talk about what the ASP’s recently announced name change means for the sport, and for the surfers.
Australian Geoff Moase, 54, died while paddle boarding in Lombok after suffering from a suspected heart attack. The Gold Coast shaper was pulled from the water at Sorga Beach on Friday morning after a fisherman spotted his floating body about 100 meters offshore.
Every now and then, the urge to get in the water builds to an unmanageable level. When all you can think about is surfing, from dawn to dusk, when you close your eyes you see sets stacking up, when you sleep, your dreams are occupied by A-frames. In your stomach, you feel a physical longing for the water, with Hulk like consequences for anyone that gets in you way. We know, we’ve been there.
If you can bare to drag yourself from the media frenzy that is The Tahiti Pro, the Indonesia season is still in full swing. Max Zappas paints a picture of the simple life in Bali. Warming up for the big swell this Sunday.
There are few countries left undiscovered when it comes to surfing. Now, North Korea is opening its doors for the first time for foreigners to ride their empty waves.
Taj Burrow has been towed into The Right and photographed by big wave charger Mark Mathews. Both in the same wave. But was it a good idea?
People who don’t surf will often look at a surfer’s lifestyle and scratch their heads. The idea of devoting one’s life to finding (and riding) that fabled perfect wave seems a bit juvenile (if not completely obsessive) to some. It’s no secret that surfers march to a different drum, with salt-bleached hair, a perma-grin from endless stoke, and an attitude that is perhaps a little less high strung than if they were not completely in love with the ocean and the waves she brings with her from far away. So here are a few reasons how surfing helps lead one to a better understanding of life.