Nicaragua Chill, Surf and Yoga retreat. 2 dates/ 10 days/ November

7 – 16 November / 21-30 November I’ve found the perfect spot for you while living in Nicaragua this past winter, and I want to share it with you!Nestled in the middle of the jungle between papayas and howler monkeys, just up the hill of the magical beach of Maderas in the Pacific coast of… Continue reading Nicaragua Chill, Surf and Yoga retreat. 2 dates/ 10 days/ November

Haiyan and the Shattered Surfboards

All is SWELL… I grew up in a country composed of 7,107 islands with the most beautiful beaches and happiest people on Earth… thePhilippines. The Philippines is well-known because of it’s tropical maritime climate and one-of-a-kind culture. This country is also known as the summer capital on Earth, which is usually humid and hot, and… Continue reading Haiyan and the Shattered Surfboards

HEY HOMOPHOBIC SURFERS, YOU’RE KILLING YOUR SPORT

Written on 16th July 2013 By Sam Haddad I’m sorry to be writing about this again. I want to move on as much as the next person but when you read comments such as “your army of dykes” on a pro surfer’s Facebook post in 2013 it just can’t be ignored. The words are from Warwick… Continue reading HEY HOMOPHOBIC SURFERS, YOU’RE KILLING YOUR SPORT

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)

SUBMERGE Alternative Surfcraft Design, Photography, Inspiration

SUBMERGE is a Blog I like: Alternative Surfcraft Design, Photography, Inspiration… Check out the last letter from Dean : ————— The SUBMERGE BLOG has changed. No longer does it belong to it’s little stepbrother ‘SHACKSIDE’ (that was awhile ago), and nor is it about my black and white photography (not really anyway). SUBMERGE is now… Continue reading SUBMERGE Alternative Surfcraft Design, Photography, Inspiration

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

Catch a wave for World AIDS Day

As we celebrate, commemorate and continue to raise awareness on World AIDS Day, there is much loss to be mourned and much hope to be thankful for. To all people who have supported, loved, partnered, befriended, walked alongside and encouraged HIV positive people – thank you! To all people who have worked tirelessly in research and… Continue reading Catch a wave for World AIDS Day