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Posted: 2019-08-11 20:53:18
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Australian residents and surfers have been fighting environmental battles on several fronts of late, trying to save their local waters, waves and the life that inhabit them from the threats posed by offshore drilling, onshore mining, seismic testing and, in the case of Martha Lavinia Beach, the deve...
Posted: 2019-08-06 11:14:15
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As one of the first stepping stones into the renowned Shortboard Revolution, the mini-gun, designed by Dick Brewer in 1967, not only kick-started a radical wave of change design-wise but also shook the foundations of where surfers could go on waves and what it meant to be a surfer. As a result, it a...
Posted: 2019-07-29 23:33:39
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Alex Milne & Surfing South Africa For a sport that was once associated with a somewhat anarchic modus operandi, “organised” surfing has developed into a more mainstream and often politicised activity. With this more structured framework, the role that governing bodies such as national federations pl...
Posted: 2019-06-28 23:24:42
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Nathan Fletcher is a surfer who is very familiar with heavy water, and heavy situations. He’s pursued heavy water in his surfing life, and heavy situations have followed him in his personal life, most notably the deaths of friends Andy Irons, Sion Milosky and Kirk Passmore, and his close friendship ...
Posted: 2019-06-19 17:32:44
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The revolutionary “pig” model, designed by Dale Velzy in 1955, was the main development of the decade, and was an essential turning point in the way surfers rode the waves. Velzy’s innovation introduced a range of creative growth to surfing and, as a result, the Pig became the surfboard of the momen...