The Australian surfing community gathered on the Gold Coast to honour 1993 Women’s World Champion Pauline Menczer who was inducted into the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame. Menczer became the 40th inductee into the Hall of Fame and cements herself as one of surfing’s great individuals. She overcame enormous odds, including lack of sponsorship andread more
Pam Burridge was pretty much the face of women’s surfing in Australia in the 80’s and 90’s paving the way for the likes of Layne Beachley, Steph Gilmore and more recently Tyler Wright to go on their amazing multiple world title runs. Pam along with her peers Jodie Cooper, Pauline Menczer, Frieda Zamba, Kim Mearig, Wend
One of my favourite places to get away from the crowds and surf any kind of wave I want, from epic barrels to easy-to-carve walls, is the Southern Atolls of the ultimate surfers’ playground, the Maldives. The best time to go is in March and April when the winds are low and the crowds are nearly non-existent.
The warm air and the smell of the salt water hits our faces as the aeroplane doors open and we walk down the stairs onto the tarmac. We’ve made it to Male, the capital of the Maldives and are met by our guide, Nathu before being led toward a traditional style dhoni. A few minutes later the ten of us, tired but so excited, board the Cobia surf charter, our home for the next ten days as we cruise the atolls in search of waves.
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