FRAMED: Davis Blackwell’s FOMO Flip at Mandurah

For those who try to avoid weird new acronyms and buzzwords (LOL!), Fear of Missing Out, or FOMO, is defined an anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere. For West Australian shredder Davis Blackwell, he was stuck at home on antibiotics with the flu while all his mates were off chasing bombs at The Right (see...

Framed: Glassy day at Shorebreak

The wave known as "shorebreak" in Rio De Janeiro certainly is a head scratcher. First of all, it's breaks nowhere near the shore, but way off the coastline of the busy Brazilian city. And it doesn't really break like a shorebreak either, rather it breaks like one of the humble ledges that litter Australia's coastlines. Regardless, it is still an epic little...

Framed: South Coast dropknee slabs with Tyson Ryan

Seeing guys charge slabbing reefs on the knee is becoming a rarer occurrence these days, thankfully there's guys like Tyson Ryan. And while we don't want to start a whole "is DK dead?" discussion (because it certainly isn't - just look at the likes of Kim Feast, Zach Armytage and Cesar Bauer holding it down in the big and heavy)...

Framed: Oden Malitz South Coast Freefall

One of the latest in a seemingly endless line of talented riders coming out of the South Coast, Oden Malitz has been pushing the limits of his riding lately. Much like fellow South Coast psychopath Shane Ackerman, the Ulladulla teen - and Riptide Youth alumni - is not one to shy away from a bomb set. So when this unmakeable beast made its...

Framed: Throwing Buckets with Ben Player

In theory, the hack reverse is a simple manouevre. It is a stable move in the quiver for many groms looking for extra points in their comp heats, and can be executed quite easily when approaching a fat shoulder with ample speed. But there are not many people on the planet that can do it the way Ben Player can. Clean, powerful and...

Daily Frame: Duck Hunting in West Oz

It was my last night in Hawaii when I met surfing photographer Matt Catalano at a Pipe contest after party on the North Shore. I had spoken to Matt - who now lives in Hawaii - several times before via email, but it was good to finally put a face to the name. After reminiscing on an amazing day of competition, Matt began telling me about one...

Sequence: Andre Botha at Waimea Shorebreak

Just hours before Andre Botha reached headlines around the world for his amazing rescue of pro surfer Evan Geiselman at Pipeline, he was paddling into caverns at Waimea's infamous shorebreak. And while it was not perfect conditions for the shorebreak (it is a fickle wave to score), Dre still managed to find the odd beast amongst the wash-throughs. "I ended up...

Snapshot: Francisco Horta’s massive air drop

Underground Portuguese shredder Francisco Horta stole the show in front of some of the best riders in the world, including Antonio Cardoso and Pierre-Louis Costes, when he paddled into one of the biggest waves of the day at a renowned slab. Local photographer Pedro Miranda gives us the story on 25-year-old charger and that wave. Words by Pedro Miranda. This guy is Francisco...

Daily Frame: Impressing a world champ

Have you ever surfed with one of your heroes? There you are just catching a few waves and you look over to see a strangely familiar face in the lineup near you. Is that? No, it couldn't be... That same bodyboarder who has adorned the posters on your wall, and you have seen in countless videos and magazines is sitting there in...

Daily Frame: Jonny Correa takes on oversized Keiki

What do you do when Pipeline is pumping but is filled with over one hundred wave-starved and rage-filled surfers? Head to Keiki for some shorey action of course! Jonny Correa did just that and was able to come away a winner when teaming up with iconic surf photographer Clark Little for a memorable session. "This particular evening Pipe was eight foot...

The Original “Wall Rats”

Waikiki Walls (or "Wallz") holds a special place in Hawaiian bodyboarding. The South Oahu spot is often the first place many Hawaiian bodyboarders learn their craft. And even though they progress on to the heaving shorey of Sandy's or the gaping pits of Pipeline, many will still return to walls for the occasional shred on a Summer's day. Above: A bonus...

West Oz Madness

DAILY FRAME: Unless you have been living under a rock these past few days, you no doubt have seen some of the ridiculous sessions that have gone down over on the Western side of our fair country. And while images of giant mutant lips at The Right and walls of death at Cow Bombie seem to have been the flavour...

School’s Out!

DAILY FRAME: Young Central Coast shredder Jake Martin sent us this photo of himself scooping into a very enticing nugget at his local reef. What's even better is Mr Martin was able to swindle the day off from his parents. "The charts looked real good so it was just a matter of convincing mum and dad to let me take...

Murphy’s Law

Cornish barrels from another Aussie expatDAILY FRAME: There seems to be a lot of Aussie expat's flying around the globe and tearing apart foreign and exotic breaks on the knee. Not that we mind anyway. We received this photo of former Gold Coast local turned British teacher Warwick Murphy at his newfound local break in Newquay, Cornwall."In the...

Stuck in a rut in Portugal

Aussie expat Simon Murphy ditches his bogged car to go surfingWe got sent this shot from fomer South Australian and Gold Coast local Simon Murphy, who is currently living the dream in Spain where he frequently travels the continent in search of waves to slay on the knee. Here he gives us a cool angle of what it's...

Slaying the Central Coast

Slade Napier on a heavy Central Coast slabDAILY FRAME: Growing up on the Central Coast of NSW, Slade Napier knows this reef like the back of his hand. But, according to photographer Reed Plummer, the former under 16 NSW State bodyboard champion (and probably champion of a whole lot of other titles we are too lazy to look...

Caribbean heaven

Jorge Colomer with a tasty slice of the CaribbeanDAILY FRAME: This wave is described as "heaven" and "paradise" so no wonder why the locals keep its location under tight wraps. Jorge Colomer was able to find the treasure map to this spot and scored some tidy wedges."The place is like a paradise, everytime you see it is like...

Morning stretches with Nick Rubesaame

Nick Rubesaame with a textbook invertDAILY FRAME - Northern NSW, May 2015.A road trip is always a good time, but a road trip where you actually score waves is even better. Here Sunshine Coast photographer Jack Gore teamed up with fellow Queenslander Nick Rubesaame for some good times south of the border."On the first morning of a 3...

King of the Beachie

Ross King slides through an Autumn afternoon cylinderDAILY FRAME: Scarborough Beach, Perth, West AustraliaWith the change in seasons comes a change in waves for Perth locals. After suffering through weeks of no surf during the Summer season, photographer Tyler Vawser and good mate Ross King made the most of a recent swell one afternoon at their local beach...

No sleep til South Coast

Sometimes the lack of sleep is worth itDAILY FRAME: Unless you own a van, ute, or something large enough to hold a mattress and stretch your legs, then sleeping in your car sucks. It's cramped, uncomfortable, and you swear you can hear strange animals or people wandering around outside your fogged up window. But when the waves are...

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