Listen: Dog Marsh on Callinan, Fioravanti, Morais & 2019 Rookies

Listen: Dog Marsh on Callinan, Fioravanti, Morais & 2019 Rookies

Richard ‘Dog’ Marsh is a former Top 10 WCT pro turned coach. You’ve probably seen him on the WSL’s live broadcast beside young charges such as Ryan Callinan, Fred Morais and Leo Fioravanti (he’s the short, kinda intense, kinda naughty looking man with the clipboard), or maybe heard him in the commentary booth giving his own insights to […]

Listen: Natxo Gonzalez Recounts His Game-Changing Nazaré Performance

Listen: Natxo Gonzalez Recounts His Game-Changing Nazaré Performance

“At first, I thought I was too deep, but I just said to myself, ok, I’m going, I’m gonna pull in and just see what happens…” Natxo Gonzalez remembers thinking seconds before snagging a huge left tube for an historic perfect 10 at the Nazaré Challenge last November. “Sometimes at Nazaré, the medium ones are better, the ones […]

Lives Less Ordinary; Matt Smith In Conversation With Trevor Gordon

Lives Less Ordinary; Matt Smith In Conversation With Trevor Gordon

Trevor Gordon’s eyes narrow slightly, a quizzical look playing across his face. From somewhere near the back of the room, an enthusiastic audience member has just explained the premise of Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, concluding his offering with the show’s final three questions; what album, book and luxury item would you take with you […]

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 […]