The Faroe Islands Is An Adventure Sports Paradise, And It’s All Down To Their History

The Faroe Islands Is An Adventure Sports Paradise, And It’s All Down To Their History

The Faroe Islands is an archipelago, made up of eighteen islands, which sits halfway between Iceland and Norway. The dramatic land masses rise up from the deep blue hues of the frigid North Atlantic to form some of the most stunning scenery on earth. Rivers snake their way down lush green mountain sides, brightly coloured […]

Why You Need An Asymmetrical Surfboard In Your Quiver

Why You Need An Asymmetrical Surfboard In Your Quiver

It’s been said that the universe was born from spontaneous symmetry breaking. “Only some living things have the pleasure of a sex, whereas everything in the world, whether animate or inanimate, is provided with a direction,” writes the French philosopher Michel Serres. “Things lean to one side: force fields, boreal auroras, twisting turbulences, cyclones, spots […]

The Definitive Guide To Raglan, New Zealand- One Of The Southern Hemisphere’s Best Surf Towns

The Definitive Guide To Raglan, New Zealand- One Of The Southern Hemisphere’s Best Surf Towns

“The rides so long it’s ridiculous” explains Bruce Brown, as Robert August trims along a sumptuous looking wall in Chapter 17 of The Endless Summer. “You go out surfing for the day at Raglan and you get two rides,” he continues “one after breakfast and one after lunch. If you try for three you starve […]

‘Too Dangerous’: Jaws Challenge Called Off Amid Divine Carnage

‘Too Dangerous’: Jaws Challenge Called Off Amid Divine Carnage

Only four heats of the Jaws Challenge were held yesterday, and a total of four waves completed, by my count. Nevertheless it was one of the more compelling and momentous days in the history of competitive surfing. A champion was crowned, though unusually she was responsible for none of the completed rides. Keala Kennelly, surfing […]

Surf Tips: Aritz Aranburu Dissects The Enigmatic Art Of The Backside Tube-Ride

Surf Tips: Aritz Aranburu Dissects The Enigmatic Art Of The Backside Tube-Ride

Getting barrelled is hard, whichever way you’re going. But if on my forehand I am like a deer in the headlights, on my backhand I am like a deer wearing rollerskates and still recovering from a gunshot wound to the hind quarters. This deer may also have just taken a Quaalude. Generally it involves going […]

The Curious Case of Diego Garcia; A Tropical Paradise With A Dark History

The Curious Case of Diego Garcia; A Tropical Paradise With A Dark History

Seven hundred and twenty-seven miles south of the Maldives, rising just meters above the undulating waters of the Indian ocean, sits a cluster of tropical atolls, known as the Chagos Archipelago. Despite the islands’ proximity to some of the world’s best-known surf and honeymoon spots, the archipelago is largely unknown outside of military and conspiracy […]

WATCH: Scoring Novelty Wedges & Reeling River-mouths In Scotland’s Unsung Corners

WATCH: Scoring Novelty Wedges & Reeling River-mouths In Scotland’s Unsung Corners

Britain’s most northern nation was recently voted the most beautiful country in the world by readers of the Rough Guides, a notoriously trustworthy bunch. We’ve done plenty of strike missions; drive for 15 hours, jump on a ferry to the outer isles or score the slabs on the mainland and drive home. If you’re lucky […]