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Nothing enhances the surf experience like having the best gear and technology under your feet and wrapped around your body. We thrash the best gear available so you can make better purchasing choices and ultimately surf better. Check out the latest technology for boards, wetsuits, fins and any other hardware you need to enhance your next session.

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Australia Gear Inspiration Pacific Reviews Travel

Book Review: Barbarian Days, A Surfing Life by William Finnegan

Darren Eade
“Surfers are self-centered arseholes sometimes.” I’m sure the surf obsessed among us recognise this sentiment. It’s in that moment when your partner catches you looking out the window at the toetoe plants for wind directions, and checking the tides at the most inconvenient times of the day. I suspect this...
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Artists Inspiration New Zealand Reviews

Book Review: The South Seas Revised Edition

Derek Morrison
The South Seas Revised Edition features the work of some of the best photographers in New Zealand. These are combined with short pithy stories that offer a glimpse into our favourite beaches, surf history and characters of New Zealand’s surf culture. The South Seas Revised Edition came out of the...
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Artists Gear New Zealand Reviews

Book Review: NZ Surf: The Collection Vol. 1

Darren Eade
From discussions with artistic souls, cross-stepping wave sliders, neck-tattooed lip-launchers and salty old sea dogs there’s something for everyone in NZ Surf: The Collection Vol.1. Drawing from a range of historical and recent material, and from a variety of contributors, this volume directed by Warren Hawke, is an open-hearted sweep...
Boards Inspiration The Shaper's Bay

Roger Hall Stole My Shaper: Inside The HC–Surfline Deal

CPL
HC Surfboards shaper Hayden Chamberlain has moved his operation north to Ruakaka and into Roger Hall’s Surfline surfboard factory. It’s a mutual relationship that should see both brands benefit. But surf photojournalist Craig Levers thinks he just may be the one missing out. A couple of months ago West Auckland...
Boards Featured Inspiration Technique The Shaper's Bay

The Tao of Johnny Ramone

Darren Eade
There is a place in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York, Bowery 315, where you can worship a sacred site: the birthplace of The Ramones, Blondie and Talking Heads. CBGBs was no bigger than two fish ‘n’ chip shops stuck together. The trouble is, that it’s now a...
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Under The Clouds: A Film About Stoke By Jonathan Smit

Derek Morrison
Under The Clouds is a beautiful film that was released by surfer and filmmaker Jonathan Smit in 2015. It features, the single fin, the skater and the shredder in a piece of cinematography that will stand the hairs up on the back of you neck. Sublime edit.

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