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Review: Need Essentials Thermal 4:3 Steamer

Derek Morrison
We were blown away by the value for money with our Need Essentials steamer produced by a company that prides itself on stripping away the costs of traditional surf wetsuit production. By minimising packaging, branding, expensive advertising campaigns and retail markups, Need Essentials is able to deliver a high-end adult......
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Luxury Oceanwear Range Driven To Clean Up Oceans With Kiwi At The Helm

Derek Morrison
They say this is the era of the fierce female. If that’s true then Janaya Wilkins, with her new sustainable oceanwear range, nails it. Born in New Zealand, designed in London and made in Italy, SLO active has a global purpose: to clean up and protect our oceans. Wilkins grew......
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Vege Power: How One Surfer Owned His Wave-Miles Guilt

Derek Morrison
It’s 10:30am on a Tuesday and Matt Jenks is pulling up outside Japanese restaurant Jitsu in lower Stuart Street, Dunedin, parking his bike and heading inside with a 20-litre container to drain the kitchen of its used vegetable oil. It’s a 10-minute side-trip on his way to work at Dunedin......
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Ziggy Alberts Shrugs Off The Sleet To Score The Barrel Of His Life In New Zealand

Derek Morrison
The forecast promised 5m at 13 seconds. Thoughts of it possessed me so I retreated to a favourite Catlins haunt only to stumble across an incredible session – not only for the waves, but for the quality of the characters chasing the peaks. One blonde-haired 20-year-old Aussie from Byron Bay......

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