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Ocean facts

50 fascinating ocean facts

Humans are surprisingly ignorant about oceans, considering it produces half of the oxygen we breathe. As a surfer I love and respect our saltwater sanctuaries, but know embarrassing little about … Read More...

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Ocean facts

50 fascinating ocean facts

Humans are surprisingly ignorant about oceans, considering it produces half of the oxygen we breathe. As a surfer I love and respect our saltwater sanctuaries, but know embarrassing little about them. To help improve your oceanic knowledge and impress … Read More...

Surfing books

Surfing books for everyone

If you like reading and love surfing, you’re in luck. Surf books now cover genres from science-fiction to sexy romance, and are written for surfers of all ages. If you’re looking for a gift to give a surfer, or want to expand your own library, here’s a few … Read More...

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Santa surfs

Father Christmas has the best job in the world. He only works 48 hours a year, gets 363 days holiday, and the company sleigh is cheap to run. So what does Santa do with all that holiday? Charity work, philosophy, children's entertainment? Nah, Santa … Read More...

SETT Surf rash cream

New surf rash solution

Ever get rubbed raw whilst surfing? Fed up with rotten rash vests and sandy petroleum jelly? Cheer up, with your help there could soon be a new surf rash solution. SETT surf rash cream is 100% natural and specifically for surfers. It’s made from an exotic … Read More...

Mavericks Surf Contest

3 flying and packing tips for surfers

Not all of us are blessed with bottomless bank accounts. So finding ways to cut costs and get the most from our surf travels is essential. Whether you're jetting off for some cold water waves in Stavenger, Norway or plan to bask in some Balinese barrels, … Read More...

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Surfing moustaches

With Movember upon us, many surfers will be cultivating their moustaches to raise funds and awareness for men's health. But beware, untamed facial hair can leave you looking unwanted and unwashed. To ensure max surf cool with a mo, here’s 6 certified … Read More...

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Thoughts on fatherhood – 4 Fathers interview

I was privileged to be interviewed by the 4 Fathers Project, who celebrate fatherhood and encourage fathers to be active parents in their children’s lives. Here's my interview, hope you like it. Planning for the future... … has always been a weakness … Read More...

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Winter surf fashion tips

Would you rather resemble a Yeti or a surfer this winter? Fortunately you don’t have to sacrifice fashion for warmth when the cold winds begin to howl. Here’s some top winter wardrobe tips to help you stay warm and look cool. Hoodies A decent hoody is … Read More...

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Best spots to surf in Europe

Want to surf the best spots in Europe? Find out where to go, when to visit, what to take and why you should try dried cod below: Norway Destination: Stavanger Surf: Kvassheim Go: Mar-May, Sep-Nov Wetsuit: All the thick neoprene you can … Read More...

surf goggles

Surf Goggles

I’ve been swimming a lot recently in an attempt to keep surf fit. One of the things I like about swimming is being able to see underwater. That got me thinking... why don’t surfers wear goggles? It'd be fantastic to see through the sea spray as you take a … Read More...

Summer surfing

Summer surf essentials

It’s summer time and the living is easy, especially if you’re kitted out with these summer surf essentials: Sun cream In the words of Mary Schmich, and music of Baz Luhrman: ‘Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would … Read More...

Hollywood Beach Florida

Psycho Tropics Review

Wouldn’t it be nice to win the lottery, surf all day and drink all night? Oh, and occasionally play guitar in a band. Danny Teakwell does just that and is living the dream, or so it appears. In hope of seeing a long lost sweetheart, he reluctantly attends a … Read More...

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Father’s Day Gift inspiration

Most men “aren’t bothered” about Father’s Day gifts, so gathering intel on gift ideas can be a challenge. Socks, Lynx gift sets and giant Toblerone’s will get a smile. But if really want to impress your dad on his dedicated day, here’s some … Read More...

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Surf fashion for over 30s

Today’s young surfers wear super slim trousers, t-shirts with insulting slogans and redneck trucker caps. All fine if: you’re skinny, happy to be hated and want to look like a trucker’s love child. Tragically uncool If you’re over 30, do not attempt … Read More...

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FACT: You can surf in Dubai!

It’s true. I actually surfed in Dubai and it was lush. Before leaving for Dubai, I casually kept an eye on the surf forecast. It was mostly flat with the occasional 0.5 to 1m blip. My expectations were low. Two days after I arrived a blip was forecast … Read More...