Interview with John Witzig

Australian surf photographer and journalist John Witzig documented some of the most important events in surfing through the 1960s and 70s. I remember reading that John was gay in an article by Nick Carroll. So when he came down to Sydney for another photo exhibition, I decided to introduce myself and ask him a few… Continue reading Interview with John Witzig

Becoming Westerly (the book)

Jamie Brisick just announced the release of his book: Becoming Westerly: Surf Champion Peter Drouyn’s Transformation into Westerly Windina. “I first met Westerly in 2009 when I traveled to Australia to write a profile of her for The Surfer’s Journal. So began a five-year odyssey that would take me to Australia, Bangkok, and Hawaii. She’s… Continue reading Becoming Westerly (the book)

I like to pretend I’m a surfer (by Tim from Canada)

Story written by Tim from Canada – 2012 To date most of my excursions into Neptune’s domain have been in tropical waters, where one gets out of the water due to fatigue rather than the onset of hypothermia and wearing board shorts and a rash guard suffice. Thrice I’ve ventured into Nova Scotia waters where… Continue reading I like to pretend I’m a surfer (by Tim from Canada)

Why I think it’s important to do a documentary about gay surfers

“Surfing is the feeling of being part of a natural world where there are no divisions such as those existing on land. These moments provide an escape for me, a private act of defiance against a system that thrives on fear and control. Surfing has no structure. There is no body of rules and regulations.… Continue reading Why I think it’s important to do a documentary about gay surfers

A mexican surf trip

Story by Robbins Thompson, illustration by Matt Holmes, March 2012.       “I have to Pee.” “Hold it.” “I can’t.” “Jesus Robbins your such a girl.” “My dick is bigger than yours, Scott.” “ Fuck you Robbins.” “Wait I think we already passed this Grave yard. I recognize the old lady sleeping by the… Continue reading A mexican surf trip

A mexican surf trip (Part 1)

Story written by Robbins Thompson, 2012 “I have to Pee.” “Hold it.” “I can’t.” “Jesus Robbins your such a girl.” “My dick is bigger than yours, Scott.” “ Fuck you Robbins.” “Wait I think we already passed this Grave yard. I recognize the old lady sleeping by the gate. Oh my god maybe she’s dead?”… Continue reading A mexican surf trip (Part 1)

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Teenage Road Trip (when being gay was the least of your problems)

Story by Robbins Thompsons. 2011 – Memories of a surf trip in Baja California, Mexico. A friend and I decided to go on a little Mexico run before Christmas. The intent was to be back by Christmas Eve. Growing up in Corona Del Mar and Laguna Beach, Mexico’s where we all went to curb our… Continue reading Teenage Road Trip (when being gay was the least of your problems)

Saltwater in my Veins, by Renee Schwartz

By Renee Schwartz Renne, a transgendered surfer from South Australia wrote the true story of her own surfing life. She would love to go surfing again with her new identity… Content Growing up in Adelaide 1959 – What a year it was. I’ll never forget it! Those lazy, crazy Summer Days Surfing with the Postie… Continue reading Saltwater in my Veins, by Renee Schwartz