Jodie Cooper and Pauline Menczer took different paths to the top, but faced the same macho surfing culture

Jodie Cooper could ride the biggest waves the Australian ocean hurled at her. Yet that wasn’t the only thing that caught the attention of the surfing community in the 1980s. “People thought she was absolutely gorgeous,” says her protegee and fierce surfing competitor, Pauline Menczer. As an amateur, Pauline collected surfing magazines and studied the […]

Judy Trim: A life in two halves

Written by Jeff Bremer and originally published on Swellnet Friday, 10 August 2018 On Sunday the 22nd July one of Dee Why’s great surfers passed away. Judy Trim died at age 64 after tragically breaking her neck in an accident four weeks earlier. Judy burst onto the scene in 1968 at age 15, taking out […]

Casting Queer female surfer for car adversting NYC

Casting female identifying surfers, swimmers, divers and ocean lovers, aged 30-50in NYC for paid opportunity -> for a commercial (will be on social media) It’s for a car company, can’t say which just yet!  The premise is that we see our cast of real people in different scenes of daily life and then they come together […]

SurfClub support for gay marriage

Glad to see the Tamarama SLSC Surf Life Saving Club express support for gay marriage in Australia ! On Sunday 8 October, more than 5,000 people will walk from Bondi to Coogee as part of the Rainbow Walk in a show of support for love and equality. As Sydney’s most inclusive Surf Lifes Saving Club, […]

The gay surfers business directory

I get a lot of messages from members (gay surfers) wondering where to find a gay friendly surf resort, or surf shops, places to go to, places to stay around the world. So I’ve decided to launch a new gay surfers directory of gay friendly accommodation, restaurants, surf-schools, surf-shop around the world. Do you […]


Gay surfers gathered at Piha Beach for the annual Pride surf session, part of Auckland Pride Festival. Head high surf with occasional bigger set waves! Fun day if challenging size for some of us. International with France, USA, Germany and Australia represented, and a bunch of Kiwis. Awesome to meet up with previous attendees and […]


SUNDAY 19 FEBRUARY, 10AM-MIDDAY PIHA BEACH  11 MARINE PARADE SOUTH, PIHA FREE EVENT Join the Gay Surfers for a surf session at Piha Beach, followed by a shared lunch at a local beach house. Then some more surfing! All welcome, with a spare board or two available, if you need to borrow one. For more […]

The Invisible Edge – crowdfunding

Ian Thomson, the director behind OUT IN THE LINEUP, is now working on his next project: a short film and website called THE INVISIBLE EDGE. To participate go to The film looks at the mental health issues facing men in rural Australia. Ian hopes that through storytelling he can help connect those in need […]

Skateboarding Legend Brian Anderson Comes out as Gay

Brian Anderson just made skateboarding history! The athlete, who won Thrasher’s Skater of the Year award and the World Cup of Skateboarding title in 1999, sat down with VICE Sports to talk about his experience as a gay skater in the hyper-masculine industry. “I never thought I would sit here and talk about being gay […]

Artist surfer from Greece

On a recent trip to Greece I was told I had to meet Dimitris Liossis a greek gay surfer. I was also told he was one of the best BMX rider in Greece, one of the best snowboarder in Greece, skate-boarder and many other extreme sports ! Dimitri is also an artist and his latest work […]

Change The Game – Combating Homophobia and Transphobia in Sport in Sydney – 7th May 2016

Ian W Thomson and Thomas Castets (director and producer of the film :OUT in the line-up) will be speaking at a the conference Change The Game – Combating Homophobia and Transphobia in Sport in Sydney – 7th May 2016 ‪#‎ChangeTheGame‬ ‪#‎Homophobia‬ ‪#‎Transphobia‬ ‪#‎TeamSydney‬ ‪#‎Sydney2016 Team Sydney aims to promote and encourage participation in sport and sporting events […]

a short film about gay surfers

“The Surf Report” is a short film about gay surfers in New York. “A ghostly love story unfolds as two men look for answers where the ocean meets sky and city meets wild in Rockaway Beach, NY.” These guys are looking for funding to complete post-production. Check out their Kickstarter campaign: Directed by Courtney […]

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