The Long View; Alan Stokes Reflects On 20 Years Of Professional Surfing

The Long View; Alan Stokes Reflects On 20 Years Of Professional Surfing

As Alan Stokes prepared to jet off to Costa Rica for his inaugural winter retreat, we sat down with him and asked him to reflect on the lessons learned from his career so far. Interestingly a large part of the discussion centred around his recent adoption of an approach to wave riding which has been […]

Swimmer Rescued From Rough Seas By Drone For The First Time Ever

Swimmer Rescued From Rough Seas By Drone For The First Time Ever

A few years ago, after watching a video of a man skimboarding behind a drone, we pondered what impacts unmanned flying craft could one day have on tow surfing, and particularly water safety. Since then, it turns out the Aussie government have been exploring the possibilities of drones saving lives, and earlier today two teenage boys became […]

Meet Sam Boex; The Sponsored Surfer Turned Designer Behind A New Revolutionary Board Packaging

Meet Sam Boex; The Sponsored Surfer Turned Designer Behind A New Revolutionary Board Packaging

Hoots erupted from from headland as the wiry frame of Sam Boex emerged from the bowels of solid turquoise keg, lit perfectly by the low winter sun as it drained across Cornwall’s premiere stretch of reef. ‘That was a fun one’ Sam told me modestly a few days later of the wave many were calling […]

Are Surfers Really More At Risk Of Antibiotic Resistant Diseases?

Are Surfers Really More At Risk Of Antibiotic Resistant Diseases?

Earlier this week news websites from around the world lit up with headlines which claimed, according to a new study, surfers were three times more at risk of contracting antibiotic resistant superbugs than those who never venture into the sea. The study, conduced by researchers at Exeter uni, examined the bacteria living inside the guts […]

Corporate Chemical Dump Renders Great Lakes Spots Too Dangerous To Surf

Corporate Chemical Dump Renders Great Lakes Spots Too Dangerous To Surf

Dangerous chemicals released by a large U.S Steel factory into waterways which feed Lake Michigan have lead to the closure of four favoured surfing beaches. As if surfing in the Great Lakes wasn’t a hostile and challenging enough experience already, with the frigid water, howling wind and lack of consistent waves, now the careless actions of […]

Localism In Britain; Photographer’s Truck Trashed After Photos Of ‘Secret Wave’ Published Online

Localism In Britain; Photographer’s Truck Trashed After Photos Of ‘Secret Wave’ Published Online

Earlier this week, following the fruitful aftermath of Storm Eleanor, controversy erupted when a photographer’s tyres were slashed and his truck graffitied after his images of a supposedly ‘secret’ wave were published on The Plymouth Herald’s website. Online opinions have been staunch on both sides of the debate, with some calling out the actions of […]

How To Balance Booze, Surfing & Spirituality While Travelling The World

How To Balance Booze, Surfing & Spirituality While Travelling The World

After another stint of exotic, surf focused travel, I found myself slowly but surely veering back to the convenience of the self-destructive lifestyle. Luckily, I found a way to restore equilibrium to my unbalanced soul, and so can you. Constantly attempting to live the proverbial dream can, for some, involve existing in a somewhat contrasting […]