2012 International Gay Surfers day

On the 21st of july 2012, Gay Surfers from around the world will get together at 9am to share a day of surf at 50 different surf spots (below). This is the second edition of the International Gay Surfers day. Click on the link for your Group and post on the Group’s homepage to organise meeting […]

Facebook Curse visits Byron Bay

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras – 2012

The Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras parade (now called the Sydney Mardi Gras) will happen again in the streets of Sydney this coming march. After our awesome participation in the 2011 mardi gras the organizers asked us if we wanted to be part of it for a second consecutive year, but we did not find enough volunteers […]

SHOUTOUT: The Tide Is Coming Out

Published by Next Magazine, New York, NY, 10013 The pro surf circuit may still have unresolved issues with homophobia, but the surf culture in New York has long been one of acceptance. In hopes that New York’s open-minded ethos will help move the circuit ethic away from discrimination—and in celebration of the Quicksilver Pro New […]

End of Summer Session in San Diego

“End of Summer” It wasn’t really the end of summer at the Oceanside north jetty last weekend, because…well, we all know that summers are endless in the surfing world. It was more like the beginning of a new set of friends gathering to celebrate endless new sets. The clouds broke and the sun shone as […]

Proliferating Stereotypes for Profit

Written by Cori Schumacher. Originally published by The Inertia on May 30th, 2011. In the world of surfing, as in any other cultural hegemony that values American masculinity to the exclusion of other perspectives, the feminine is the Other, the “like me but hotter,” and is conceived of as an object with a greater or […]

S E X W A X

Getting a Push — Into the Whoosh It has been said, “When you’re a Jet you’re a Jet all the way from your first cigarette to your last dying day.” Such is the nature of being part of a tribe. Sure, there’re the rites of passage, the tribal clothes, the signifiers of rank and dominance, […]

“Totally Gay”, by Brad Melekian

Thanks to @wavvves , we found this article written by Brad Melekian, called “Totally Gay” and published in 2007, about brad’s friend’s coming out story as a gay surfer who thought he was the only gay surfer in the world… They probably have heard of GaySurfers.net by now, but just to make sure I would […]

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