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  • Nic von Rupp takes his stellar work ethic on the road
    Nic von Rupp explores a Euro's space in the surf world

    1 March, 2015 - INTERVIEW: How many pros speak four languages? For the European crew it’s no big deal, but consider for a moment if one of the Gudauskas brothers or Dane Reynolds had to become fluent in several tongues to meet what’s expected of them as pros. With a surf industry based in Australia and California, this is something aspiring Euros have to hurdle.

  • Makua Rothman crowned WSL Big Wave Tour champion

    28 February, 2015 - BIG-WAVE: The conclusion of the 2014/2015 World Surf League (WSL) Big Wave Tour (BWT) today sees Makuakai Rothman (HAW) become BWT Champion. The Hawaiian previously spent several years battling on the WSL Qualifying Series before being offered a wildcard to compete in the BWT this season. Rothman surpassed all expectations, finishing his first Big Wave season with 20,833 points on the rankings, almost 7,000 points a

  • Quiksilver & Roxy Pros kick off on the Gold Coast

    27 February, 2015 - WSL WT: The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast kicked off with building 3-to-4-foot faces and big scores at Snapper Rocks. Drama unfolded in Heat 3 when goofyfooter Freddy Patacchia Jr. (HAW) took on two World Champions, Kelly Slater (USA) and C.J. Hobgood(USA). Slater, an 11-time World Champion, completed an impressive carving-360, but Patacchia answered with a flawless backhand attack for two scores in the excellent range (8.00 or above)..

  • Billabong reports first profits in three years

    26 February, 2015 - INDUSTRY: The surf industry got a bit of good news today, as Billabong released their half-year earnings report. After years of ups and downs, almost three years of operating at a loss, and just 12-months into their "global seven-part turnaround strategy," the company is making money again.

  • World's best surfers stroll the WSL Awards red carpet

    25 February, 2015 - WSL: The world's best surfers tonight traded sunlight for spotlight as they hit the red carpet for the 2015 World Surf League (WSL) Awards - the night that celebrates the achievements of the 2014 season, and officially opens the 2015 WSL Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour year.

  • Tested: So how does that Rip Curl GPS watch work anyhow?

    24 February, 2015 - REVIEW: The GPS surf watch by Rip Curl was a huge project and I commend them for achieving success. They had to collaborate with an app company and communicate specific measurements for tracking a surfer’s movements in the water. Hats off to them for pulling it off.

  • Stepping up to the big leagues, Christie knows it's showtime

    23 February, 2015 - TEAM: New Zealand's Ricardo Christie is set to make his debut on the World Surf League’s Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour this weekend. Christie will be the first Kiwi to contest the Quiksilver Pro since Maz Quinn (Gis) in 2002.

  • Alejo Muniz, Burton Automotive Pro, Surfest Newcastle, World Surf League
    Alejo Muniz & Ellie Brooks take Burton Auto Pro wins

    22 February, 2015 - WSL QS: After weeks of surfing in various divisions the 30th Anniversary of Surfest wrapped up with Alejo Muniz taking out the Burton Automotive Pro and Ellie Brooks taking top honours in the Burton Automotive Women’s Classic.

  • How much to take your board? 2015 airline board fee guide

    20 February, 2015 - TRAVEL: Why yes, it's time for summer travel plans. While most of us focus on the bottom-line cost of a place to stay and the ticket to get there, there is often a suprise spike in overall trip cost when we go to check in surfboards at the airlines. Back in the day it was free to take your board on a trip, and collectively surfers still function in this mindset. But now airlines tap every available source of revenue, baggage fees, meal costs and now, of course, your surfboards.

  • Swell kicks in as Burton Auto Pro action heats up

    19 February, 2015 - WSL QS: Newcastle continues to deliver at Surfest with clean pulsing 4 foot surf setting the platform for the competitors to put on a show. The World Surf League QS6000 men’s Burton Automotive Pro completed the Round of 96 and women’s QS1000 ran through two Rounds and decided the Semifinalists.

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Video: Mick Fanning on Cyclone Marcia's magic moments
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Brazilian surfer up for sainthood and, no, it's not Medina
Brazilian surfer up for sainthood and, no, it's not Medina
Approaching Lines Surf Film Festival hits Cornwall
Video: Mick Fanning on Cyclone Marcia's magic moments
This is Not Good: Swell producing storms set to take a hike
Tati West talks about rookie anticipation on the women's tour
How many world champs are from the Gold Coast? Try 23
Brazilian surfer up for sainthood and, no, it's not Medina
Brazilian surfer up for sainthood and, no, it's not Medina

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