Whether you are a boat trip virgin or an Indo veteran, there really is no need to look beyond The Mentawai! Situated off the coast of West Sumatra is pretty much the Garden of Eden for surfers, home to the ultimate bunch of real wave pools in a natural environment. Kai Dua is
The average non surfer (poor sods) usually doesn’t have much of a clue about the lure of the surfing lifestyle- the pure stoke surfers feel whilst riding every single wave. As the marketing catch cry goes “Only A Surfer Knows The Feeling.” Snowboarders, skateboarders or even wakeboarders can kinda relate, but what
The 24-meter (80ft) Kai Satu is an excellent value for money surf charter. Ideal for groups of 8 to 12 surfers, it’s run by crew of Mentawai veterans focused on making sure you get the most out of your 9 to 12-day trip. Taking into account your group’s skill level and the swell forecast, the…
Surfers are definitely one of the most nomadic of tribes. Whether we’re on recreational surfaris with friends, cruisey island hops with a partner, styling at a family resort or just moving onto greener pastures for variety’s sake, we are by nature a gang of explorers constantly searching for fresh frontiers
“That’s My Scene? Gurus Do Maldives!” For 30 years the Hoodoo Gurus have consistently been one of the most inventive, lyrically smart and fun rock’n’roll bands Australia has ever produced. They’ve done it with style, panache and a wicked sense of humour. Surf Music In Paradise festivals to date have all been “Best ever” experiences.…
WQS Standout Shane Campbell and his friends luck into the best week of swell in July 2018 with Shane Dorian and his son Jackson at Kandui Villas. Shane Campbell is a super stylish, powerful 23 year old WQS standout from Cronulla in Sydney. Shane is one of the standout chargers on Cronulla’s notoriously hollow reefbreak
Jay Brown is a 17 year old supergrom from Cronulla. His old man Mark is also a great surfer with a fluid style and likeable demeanour. Jay’s favourite home breaks are the Alley Rip Bowl and Voodoo. His best contest result to date was taking out the National Rip Curl Gromsearch in 2016 and then coming 3rd in the Intern
Darcy De Clouett is a 17 year old shredder from Coledale on the Coal Coast of NSW, North of Wollongong. His dad Christian is a great all round surfer who is extremely supportive of Darcy’s growth as both a well rounded human and travelled surfer.
In my 30 plus years as a surf scribe for various Australian surf magazines and websites, I would have to say the winter of 2018 on the East Coast of Australia ranks in the worst 5 that i have ever witnessed. Hey, its not all bad, the weather has been the warmest ever, the water quite warm until recent weeks, wind offs
The boat crew were awesome, even joining in with us on our impromptu acoustic jams. Bob McTavish is a most gracious host: always quick with a compelling story and his rendition of the Gillian Welch song “Miss Ohio” was a real treasure. Everyone chipped in on jam nights with the craziest mix of songs.
The conditions were absolutely incredible most of the time. Super glassy and pretty consistent 4ft to 6ft on a bunch of days, with the occasional barrel. The line ups were mostly empty, so our guests could enjoy it all for themselves most of the time. Our surf guide and absolute legend Marty would always make everyone
This Sunday is Mother's Day. We've compiled a very special list of four extremely memorable experiences that are as special and unique as our Mum's are- four wonderfully diverse events your mum and/or partner could go to that she will never forget. Genuine, once in a lifetime experiences. Life-defining unforgettable mo