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
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
The Perfect Wave see a lot of whats happening in the world of travel and we want to see more support for the communities that share their islands with visiting surfers. Surfaid are incredible because they make a real difference, they are one of the worlds most effective NGO’s and its all about the helping with the
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
How good do you feel when you book a surf trip and know you’re heading somewhere tropical with warm weather, uncrowded surf breaks and cold beer? How good do you feel when you contribute to a cause that is making a global impact in reducing plastic waste in our oceans? Well combine the two together and you have our
This story of surfing within the Lennox National Surfing Reserve area is presened it in a 104 page full colour book that is going to be launched at the Love Lennox Festival on June 2nd in Ballina Street Lennox. We’ve gone back as far as we can in researching the story right up to today and are
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 and…
Anyone south of Tweed pretty much wished they were on the Gold Coast. The leading surf forecasting sites had the entire East Coast surfing fraternity pumped on the prospects, and to their credit most of the time both Ben’s get it so right, but in the case of Cyclone Gita, it was definitely Gold Coast or bust.
Unseasonably Solid! The SE swell that hit the East Coast mid month was biggest on the south coast of NSW. That's not to say beaches in Sydney, Newcastle, the north coast and even SE Qld didn't enjoy the drought breaking swell, it's just that southern NSW was the epicenter.
What a surf season we all had, including us at The Perfect Wave! The Indian and Pacific oceans were pumping, it felt non-stop.
The sun in Sydney and surrounds (The Perfect Wave’s Aussie home town) has just made its annual move over the northern hemisphere and our beaches won't get it back for another six months. The evening of March 20 in Australia marked the autumnal equinox, when the sun passes directly over the equator heading north.