A Huge Wave of Support!

Written by David Wakefield, 8th March 2011. We all had a blast at this year’s Sydney Mardi Gras. GaySurfers.net went off! Our members worked as an organised and creative force to construct a great float, orchestrate our march and make it a fantastic moment in surfing’s history. The music, the costumes, the anticipation and sense […]

Christchurch 6.3 earthquake & aftershocks

-CHRISTCHURCH 6.3 EARTHQUAKE AND AFTERSHOCKS #CHCH #EQNZ Quake Update 29 0745 HRS THURSDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2011 A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred 10km south-east of Christchurch at 12:51, February 22, 2011. Depth (focal depth): 5km. The National Crisis Management Centre has been activated and a National State of Emergency has been declared [http://www.beehive.govt.nz/speech/pm%E2%80%99s-speech-notes-canterbury-earthquake] (www.beehive.govt.nz). Considerable damage […]

Gay Surfers comes to Byron Bay

GaySurfers.net Comes to Byron Bay February 12th, 2011. Destination – Kings Beach, Byron Bay. NSW. Australia. Weather – sunny 28 degrees (Celsius) Water temperature – 23 degrees Wave height – 3 feet. GaySurfers.net is such a great concept and so meeting Thomas and his partner for the first time was like meeting gay surfing royalty. […]

Beached by homophobia; how Robbins Thompson caught a wave of antigay sentiment and quit the professional surfing circuit.

Originally published by The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian news magazine) on November 25, 1997 When former professional surfer Robbins Thompson went on NBC’s Dateline to talk about an infamous old pal, alleged spree killer Andrew Cunanan, waves of homophobia hammered him for days afterward at San Diego’s beaches. The wisecracks and contemptuous stares came […]

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