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Video: How to Read the Waves

learn to surf: how to read the waves

In the first of this how to surf video series, we look at how to read the waves and the ocean. If we can understand the subtleties of the shapes and curves of waves and water flow, we can use it to our advantage. We aim to learn to move with the water, rather than…

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To be a local

My local

I could tell you exactly where this wave is, and you’d still never surf it. My local wave is shithouse. Only howling wind slop gets in there, and even then, you might be waiting a month between sessions. It gives you time to think and dream. What would it be like to be a local…

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Car Anoia

fark. looks cold. yea no one out that guy had a go but looks hard to find one yea – hows that one? my wettie’s so damp bro ha! you gotta hang that shit! OOo look a-that left! yea I’m almost on it I reckon yea – crank the heaters man nah, waste of gas…

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One foot in, one foot out

Shoulder high slop greeted my companions and I session before last. It was sunny, and there was Wednesday afternoon glee in the air among some of us – empty lineup! At the very moment we scratched into our wetsuits, stealing crumbs of wax off each other, news was coming through of a brutal terror attack…

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The Wager

The waves are no good here in the afternoons. It’s blown out. So you find things to do, and you laze. You drink beers because the sun is hot and the beers are cold. On this afternoon, with the swell building, a mate puts his hand up: “if each of you puts in 100 coins,…

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