Caio talks about being in the water again 2020 was meant to be the year of big dreams, great achievements and scoring exceptional waves for Caio Ibelli! He was back from an injury and showed some powerful surfing in 2019 by placing 3rd in the Margaret River Pro and MEO Rip Curl Pro in Portugal,…

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Tru Starling is a bundle of pure joy! You can’t help but walk away with a smile on your face after even the briefest of encounters with the bubbly 19-year-old!  Growing up on one of the most competitive stretches of sand on Sydney’s northern beaches, North Narrabeen has been producing some of Australia’s top surfers for…

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Joel Emery, is the quintessential Aussie grommet. From bad wetsuit tans to bloodshot eyes and a cheeky smile, this 12 year old is living the grom dream daily!  Growing up in the wave rich area of the Northern Rivers in NSW, Joely (as he’s affectionately known around his hometown) has plenty of talent to inspire…

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Find out a little more about our newest Aussie Team Rider! Vittoria Farmer came into pro surfing via a unique route; and while her path hasn’t followed the traditional trajectory into the competitive arena, it’s been one that has forged the character of a determined, fun-loving and driven young lady. Tori gave up her initial…

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While we all are looking forward to our next travels, even if it is just up road or along the coast, Ryan Lightfoot (19 year-old competitive longboard surfer) reflects on his last adventure right before Covid-19 shut us all down in our own countries and homes.  It was a planned part-brother-part solo-trip (shared with Dylan Lightfoot, QS surfer) and meant to last till April, ending off with the surf mecca, Indo! Even…

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Some logging tips from style master Stevie Sawyer Just like the intricacies of surfboard design, there is far more to J-Bay’s Steven Sawyer than his 2018 WSL World Longboard Champ title. The smooth goofyfooter is a student of the sport – multitalented in all disciplines and a budding shaper (following in his dad Des’s footsteps). A…

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The spots Caio Ibelli cannot wait to surf in 2020 Make no mistake about it, being a professional surfer is a job. But what an epic way to be able to make a living. And, believe us, those who are blessed enough to be able to travel the world and dodge the corporate world in…

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2018 WSL World Longboard champ Steven Sawyer has signed with emerging surf accessories and all-round fun brand RYD. Steven Sawyer has signed with RYD on a long-term deal that will see the reigning WSL World Longboard champ use fins, traction and board bags. The South African longboard maestro joins Caio Ibelli as RYD’s two flagship team…

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We understand the perception that surfing can be quite a selfish sport. But the Venter family has proven the exact opposite of how surfing became their special glue, family bonding time and the best memories. So, if you aspire to be a surfing family, learn from their experience(s). Hello Venter Family Nick and I (also…

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