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'All surfers will lose control of their board': lawyers target longboarders without leg ropes

'All surfers will lose control of their board': lawyers target longboarders without leg ropes

A group of surf-loving lawyers is campaigning to bring to heel hipster surfers who refuse to use leg ropes.

  • by Heath Gilmore

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Margaret River Pro saved for next three years after shark attacks put event in doubt

Margaret River Pro saved for next three years after shark attacks put event in doubt

The Margaret River Pro will continue to lure world-class surfers to the world-class breaks in WA's South West - at least for the next three years.

New videos teach surfers to survive mortal danger when they save others
Surfing

New videos teach surfers to survive mortal danger when they save others

Surfers rescue as many people as professional and volunteer life guards, but many don't have the safety skills that could save their own lives.

  • by Julie Power
Fanning’s emotional advice to Urunga surfer who survived shark attack
Mick Fanning

Fanning’s emotional advice to Urunga surfer who survived shark attack

Three-time world champion was one of the first to reach out to Matt Gallagher, who was left shaken after an attack similar to the one Fanning famously survived in South Africa.

  • by Andrew Webster
Surfboard library: it started with two girls wanting to surf with no boards

Surfboard library: it started with two girls wanting to surf with no boards

Adriaan started fixing up unloved surfboards languishing on Sydney's nature strips. Soon, there was a crowd at his door.

  • by Tim Barlass
Why Russell Ord has spent his life pursuing the perfect wave
Surfing

Why Russell Ord has spent his life pursuing the perfect wave

Surf photographer Russell Ord says his work changed – for the better – when he stopped focusing on the surfers and concentrated on the waves.

  • by Michael Harry
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Why Canberra should ride the waves of the future
Surfing

Why Canberra should ride the waves of the future

Around the world, new generation inland wave-making pools are emerging just as the Olympics admits surfing as a medal sport. It's time Canberra rode that wave.

  • by Peter Brewer
Surfer injured in incident at South West break

Surfer injured in incident at South West break

A man will likely be airlifted to hospital after being injured in a surfing incident in WA's south-west.  

  • by Heather McNeill
Taj’s Small Fries: Australia's best grommets compete in Yallingup

Taj’s Small Fries: Australia's best grommets compete in Yallingup

Australia’s best junior surfers reaped the benefits of an increasing swell on day two of the 14th annual Taj’s Small Fries title in the City of Busselton.

  • by staff writers
‘I looked it in the eye’: WA boy's remarkably chilled reaction to close encounter with shark
Surfing

‘I looked it in the eye’: WA boy's remarkably chilled reaction to close encounter with shark

The local boy was surfing in Yallingup Bay on Monday when he noticed the Westpac shark spotting helicopter stop and hover above him and another older surfer.

  • by Heather McNeill
Why it's hot on the beach but cold in the surf this summer
Surfing

Why it's hot on the beach but cold in the surf this summer

If you've wondered why the Sydney seawater is so cold you need to consult the work of Swedish oceanographer Vagn Walfrid Ekman.

  • by Murray Cook