Did a Straight White Guy Produce This? (No points for the right answer)

Many of you have probably heard or seen the recent video Roxy did to promote the Roxy Pro Biarritz 2013.  It’s a bit of soft core porn with a “mystery” female surfer showing her very attractive bottom, bare back and tanned legs for almost 2 minutes.   Does she actually do any surfing?  Well, no.  But… Continue reading Did a Straight White Guy Produce This? (No points for the right answer)

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)

Facebook Curse visits Byron Bay

Marco & Renato - UBFS

Take two Brazilians, an Aussie, a few boards, the week around New Years Eve and put them in Byron Bay, Australia, and things are going to get hectic! Add to the mix the end of a cyclone swell and the beginning of new South East swell and you may as well just batten down the… Continue reading Facebook Curse visits Byron Bay

The Day I Decided to Paddle ‘OUT’!

Walking with my surfboard through the streets of Sydney towards that gathering crowd was a powerful experience. I was fuelled on by Joel Burn’s city council speech to gay youth ‘It gets better’. I was ready to stand for gay youth and promote acceptance. As a surfer, I was ready to stand against what I… Continue reading The Day I Decided to Paddle ‘OUT’!

Robbins, a Whale and that Perfect Wave.

Surfers and whales are intrinsically linked – not just the fact that sharks take a bite of us both every now and again. Whales fascinate us, fill us with awe and move us to the point where we personally feel the loss when they are at risk or die. Robbins Thompson, a surfer, filmmaker and… Continue reading Robbins, a Whale and that Perfect Wave.

GS article – Surf Session magazine (in french)

Article publié par Surf Session Magazine (novembre 2011). To read the article in English, click here Il y a des gays partout, dans toutes les professions, dans tous les sports. Il y en a donc aussi dans le monde du surf. Et pourtant au line-up « pas facile de rencontrer d’autres homos. » C’est pour cela que… Continue reading GS article – Surf Session magazine (in french)

Between Tubes and Taboos (english Version)

“Originally published by TRIP magazine Brazil – 24.10.2011 | By Sara Stopazzolli” – Thanks to Victor for the translation! Click here to read the article in Portuguese (original Version) The world of surf is way funnier than the stereotypes that are intended to us to believe – as a social network with more than 3.000… Continue reading Between Tubes and Taboos (english Version)