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GILMORE ADVANCES AT BELLS

Stephanie Gilmore battled washing machine-like conditions at Bells Beach, to move through to round three. While her male counterparts had a showdown of their own. Read More »

TAYLOR AND FALLOON VENT FRUSTRATIONS IN THE SURF

The past few months have been tough for Titans forwards Dave Taylor and Beau Falloon. But the pair has managed to find an outlet. While surfing is not their priority, as you’re about to see, it’s certainly their escape. Read More »

LONGBOARDING CONDITIONS IMPROVE FOR SEMIS AT KINGSCLIFF

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Bigger waves off Kingcliff today made for better crowds and conditions at the Australian Longboard Open. In the semis, locals delivered on the stand up paddle boards and singles fins. Read More »

CHELSEA WILLIAMS: I’VE STILL GOT THE GOODS

Kingscliff’s Chelsea Williams has shown she’s still got the goods, in her first competition after being crowned world champion. Her 14 point ride – the highest in the women’s category at day two of the Australian Longboard Surfing Open. Read More »

MAJOR UPSET IN WORLD SURFING TOUR EVENT

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There’s been a major upset at the World Surfing Tour event on the Gold Coast, with Brazilian rookie Italo Ferreira eliminating 11-time world champion Kelly Slater. The first heat of round three got underway in small waves at Snapper Rocks this morning. The 20-year-old blitzed his competition, posting a combined score of 13.00, depsite only catching four waves. Slater managed a score of 8.77. Meanwhile Central Coast surfer Matt Wilkinson and Port Macquarie’s Matt Banting will also compete in round three today. Read More »

ACE AND MICRO WAIT FOR THE WAVES

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Central Coast surfers Adrian Buchan and Glen Hall will have to wait until tomorrow to recontest the Quicksilver Pro, after the Gold Coast event was put on hold. The pair is fighting for a spot in round three, after less than perfect performances in round one. Buchan will go head-to-head with Brazil’s Italo Ferreira while Hall will take on world number five Michel Bourez. Meantime, Copocabana’s, Matt Wilkinson, is awaiting his round three opponents, following an impressive win on Saturday. Read More »

SURF COMMUNITY CALLS FOR TOS PROTECTION

If the local surfing community gets its way, the billion dollar Cruise Ship terminal project will be dead in the water. They’re now pushing to establish a world surfing reserve… All the way from South Stradbroke Island to Snapper Rocks. The biggest hurdle could be securing Council’s support. Read More »

BRING ON THE BARRELS! CYCLONE SWELL A SURFING PLAYGROUND

With the heaviest rainfalls peaking today, locals in flood-prone parts of the Tweed were on edge. The soggy situation was a downside for some…but further north, surfers saw the silver lining. Read More »

SKATEBOARD LEGEND VISITS NEWCASTLE

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There was an unexpected thrill for skateboarders in Newcastle today, with the world’s most famous skater, American legend Tony Hawk, showing up at the city’s biggest bowl. In Australia to defend his Bowl-A-Rama title in Sydney this weekend, the Californian rode at Bar Beach alongside the locals. While in town, the 46-year-old also took the opportunity to hit the waves with one of HIS childhood idols, legendary Newcastle surfer, Mark Richards. (VISION ONLY) Read More »

NBN SPECIAL: 30 YEARS OF SURFEST

The crowd at the first Surfest in 1985.

It’s been 30 years since Newcastle launched its now famous surfing contest, Surfest. Back in 1985, top prizemoney made it the richest event of its kind in the world, and tonight we take a look at how it all began. Read More »

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