Reno was a child prodigy who went on to define modern style in the early 70s. His flare in waves of consequence was matched only by his incredible fashion sense. Body jive talkin’ Off The Wall. (Divine)

By Sean Doherty   POSTED: 5 days ago

RENO

FROM SW364: AN EVENING OF STORY WITH RENO ABELLIRA (2017)

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John Florence and five miles of empty beach breaks. Photo Ted Grambeau

By Sean Doherty   POSTED: 3 weeks ago

THE QUIET MESSIAH

FROM SW398: JOHN FLORENCE AND A WORLD THAT WON’T STOP TALKING ABOUT HIM

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A white pup, trailing a trace, cruises the fish cleaning tables inside Wallis Lake. Photo Dan Kirkman

By Sean Doherty   POSTED: 4 weeks ago

PLENTY OF FISH

FROM SW415: TUNCURRY HAS SOME NEW LOCALS

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Donny, next to his car park at Winki, reliving his tube down in The Valley.

By Sean Doherty   POSTED: 4 weeks ago

THE DON

FROM SW414: THE SAGE… CAR PARK WISDOM WITH DONNY ALLCROFT

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Even Bob Bain, the world's most enthusiastic surfer, has days where he ponders, is this all there is? Am I just a collection of forehand sssssaaaahhh turns? Photo Alex Brunton

By Sean Doherty   POSTED: 4 weeks ago

SURFING IS BORING

FROM SW414: TUBE, TURN… YAWN. SURFING IS BORING, CHANGE MY MIND.

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Senegal only has a couple of hundred surfers, but many of them are women. Yoff Beach, during Tabaski, an annual Islamic festival. Photo Ricco Shylock

By Sean Doherty   POSTED: 4 weeks ago

ALL OF US TOGETHER, AS IT ALWAYS WAS

FROM SW414: POSTMODERN WOMEN’S SURFING WILL JUST BE SURFING.

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Tasmanian surfers know you start the fire before you surf. Photo Nick Green

By Sean Doherty   POSTED: 4 weeks ago

OPEN THIS WHEN YOU’RE THERE

SURFING WORLD FICTION BY JOCK SERONG

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Dane, apropos of nothing. Photo Quinn Matthew

By Sean Doherty   POSTED: 2 months ago

A SHOW ABOUT NOTHING

FROM SW414: THE DANE REYNOLDS INTERVIEW BY VAUGHAN BLAKEY

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The north side of Minjerribah from Adder down to Amity under a big cyclone swell. Photo Ted Grambeau

By Sean Doherty   POSTED: 2 months ago

MINJERRIBAH

SW415 WELCOME TO COUNTRY

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Lachie Rombouts hog wrestling his favourite 10-footer. Photo Lance Morgan

By Sean Doherty   POSTED: 2 months ago

THE WAY TO FREE

SURFING WORLD 415, FREE AS A BIRD

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Hot Tuna was the first surf brand to try a little sado-masochism in their marketing. Herro, Dog, Bainy, Beau, Rick and Neal. Early '93. Photo Graham Shearer

By Sean Doherty   POSTED: 2 months ago

THE UNCOVERED MULLET

FROM SW414: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO HOT TUNA?

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Sachi Cunningham in her element on an outer bank day at San Francisco's Ocean Beach. Photo by Emma Marie Chiang

By Sean Doherty   POSTED: 2 months ago

THE BEAUTIFUL SURRENDER

FROM SW414: SACHI CUNNINGHAM, A MERMAID SWIMMING AT MAVERICKS

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By Sean Doherty   POSTED: 2 months ago

WALKING TO WADJEMUP

FROM SW414: “WE CAN TELL THE TRUTH TILL THE COWS COME HOME, BUT WHAT’S AFTER THAT?”

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The Atlantic odyssey finishes down in West Africa, before circling back home to Australia.

By Sean Doherty   POSTED: 2 months ago

“POINT BLANK HUMILITY… PERFECT”

THE FINAL CHAPTER OF TORREN AND ISHKA’S LOST TRACK ATLANTIC

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