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Cheat Notes: The Mentawai Islands
17th Aug 2018
Surfers flock to the Mentawais by the boat load every year. It is arguably the mecca of surfing for the travelling surfer. But what can...
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Around the corner in the Maldives Pic: Ryan Williams
Cheat Notes: Maldives
25th Jul 2018 The Maldives is an incredible archipelago with a veritable buffet of waves from North to South and East to West. There are limitless options for...
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Cheat Notes: Papua New Guinea
25th Jul 2018
Surfing in PNG Equipment Recommended Your equipment selection for Papua New Guinea is straight forward. Unlike the Mentawais or other popular Indo spots, PNG...
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11 ways to prepare for your next surf trip
25th Jul 2018
The countdown has started and you are now 2 months from jumping on that plane and heading to paradise in the hope of finding world...
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G Land Surf Shots04
Hacking Grajagan
25th Jul 2018
1. Equipment Choice Equipment choice for G-Land can be determined largely by how big the surf is going to be. If you have the luxury...
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We spend our lives as surfers looking at perfect wave after perfect wave and it never gets old. Another fine example: perfect shape, perfect backhand tube style. But in our search for perfection, have we been ignoring the giant risks to our lives we've been taking. Photo: Randy Sparrow
The Surf Travel Risks we have been ignoring for too long
19th Jul 2018
Words by Nick Carroll (Coastalwatch Senior Writer) So back in mid-May (2018) I was talking with a mate of mine who’d recently returned from a...
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7 ways to add value to your next surf charter
28th Jun 2018
1. BOOK EARLY Yes, you hear it every day. Watching TV while you sip your coffee and munch down on your toast before work, the...
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Bintang Surf Charter Mentawais
6 things to consider when choosing your next surf charter:
27th Jun 2018
1. Who You Travel With This is probably the most important rule in creating a great surf charter. Think about it…the most time you spend with your...
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Why the JS HYFI Air 17X is Your Next Travel Board
19th Jun 2018 Under the microscope, this time around is the HYFI Air 17X …  1. Who suits this board best?  Anyone who wants to push themselves...
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I for one welcome our new surf overlords
Women Surfers are on the rise… So What?
26th Apr 2018
But there’s something similar happening in the surf scene and it’s much more immediate. If trends continue as they are the majority of tomorrow’s surfers...
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The 10 Golden Rules of Packing for Surf Travel
05th Mar 2018
5. Roll it don’t fold it Again this piece advice floats around the internet like those annoying bits of parsley in a watery soup –...
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Heading South All Winter
16th Feb 2018
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Why Low Season Mentawais is Simply Better…
14th Feb 2018
Low Season Mentawais Equals Better Waves… for you A while ago we unceremoniously pointed out that despite your best day in the surf you’re probably...
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5 Indo Waves To Surf Before You Die
09th Jan 2018
1. Lagundri Bay – The Point, Sorake, Nias (there’s probably more names…) This wave is always in the top 10 of must surf waves when...
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East Coast Taiwan
Top 7 Longboard Destinations
04th Jan 2018
7. Taiwan Surf Adventures, Taiwan The first in our longboarder countdown is Taiwan Surf Adventures. Taiwan is known better for it’s barrelling beach breaks there...
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Green Bush
Is the Mentawais Still an Adventure?
22nd Dec 2017
Leap forward a decade into the mid 1990’s and the inevitable reveal. The lid had finally been blown off the secret. The masses caught scent...
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Hudhuranfushi Resort - Everybody wins
5 Trips That Your Non-Surfing Partner Will Love Too
20th Nov 2017
1. Hudhuranfushi Resort , Maldives. For the Surfer Exclusive Wave (Lohi’s Left) out front and limited surfer numbers capped at 45. Quick and frequent access...
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Reaching Remote Regions
Supporting The Surf For Life Project
13th Sep 2017
What is ‘The Surf For Life Project’ The Surf For Life Project was created so that underprivileged kids from all around Australia can experience the...
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Snapper Rocks (photo Shayne Nienaber)... it's crowded, you get it.
Ditch the East Coast for Samoa
06th Sep 2017
There’s The Crowds Ohhhh…. and the people. The crowds who didn’t commit to pre-dawn paddles covered in rubber, the people who ditched clean winter swells...
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Summer Wave Anyone? PNG
Why Size Isn’t Everything This Summer
22nd Aug 2017
Summer waves are good for average surfers and you’re probably one of them. Chances are your surfing skills plant you in the average category. In...
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