The Indian Ocean has been bombarded with swell after swell throughout June and July. The entire Indonesian archipelago and the Maldives have enjoyed a season that will go down in history as one of the best. July was proclaimed "Best ever" by so many Indo water-people it is impossible to argue. Big Wednesday July 25
No matter if it’s a family holiday, a romantic couples getaway, a solo strike mission or a couple of weeks off with friends, there are a few things that help make any surf trip a success: excellent waves, warm water, great food and a bit of fun and adventure. Southwest Sri Lanka offers all of that
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
It’s always a great feeling knowing a solid swell is on the way when you have booked a boat trip to the Mentawai , scoring double overhead Lances right on day one is a different story! The Perfect Wave and Oasis Surf Charters recently hosted Anthony Walsh
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.
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
The first thing I realise about PNG surf travellers is that they all come back! And they do it again and again. With a whole world of surf travel, why do they keep returning to Papua New Guinea? I had to find out! So as a dedicated professional
The 2018 Coastalwatch Indo Surfboard Guide presented by The Perfect Wave is your ultimate guide to the newest boards on the market that will make your trip to the tropics much more enjoyable. Tim Hanrahan from Aloha Manly Style walks us through the ins and outs of the newest technology and what to look for in a board
Anyone can get the wave of their life in Bali. It can be challenging, but it is also oh so perfect! The coolest thing is – No matter what level you are at with your surfing, you will find a wave that suits in Bali. Three key words come to mind when I think of Bali. Affordable , consistency
The southern atolls of the Maldives is still a very untouched and isolated area when it comes to surf exploration, deserted islands surrounded by pristine reefs, and long period Indian Ocean swells unleashing endless amounts of energy everyday. Sean Holmes and his crew of South African frothers were more than ready
Portugal, Morocco and the Canary Islands are fantastic options for a quick weekend or weeklong springtime surf getaway from the UK and the colder, less wave-rich regions of Europe. The weather is mild, not too hot, nor too cold. There are still plenty of swells from end of season low-pressure systems in the North Atla
The latest launch comes from Las Vegas club OMNIA, with their first ever dayclub in bali opening in Uluwatu. It’s perched on the edge of jagged limestone cliffs overlooking some of the best surf breaks in the world, and just, well… look at it.