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PARKO WITHDRAWS FROM HAWAII COMP AFTER GRAZING REEF

The Gold Coast’s Joel Parkinson has withdrawn from the world cup of surfing, after coming into contact with the reef during a free surf. Parko was surfing backdoor at the time, but will still compete in the season-ending event at Pipeline. Read More »

PLANS FOR GOLD COAST SURF MUSEUM

Councillors want a new, world class Surf Museum built on the Coast, and while they have a spot in mind, they won’t say where just yet. The only hint – it’s likely to be on the southern end, at an ‘iconic beach.’ Read More »

SURFING COMMUNITY REMEMBERS BARRY “MAGOO” MCGUIGAN

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Much loved Central Coast surfing icon, Barry McGuigan, has passed away at the age of 85. Affectionately known as “Magoo”, the veteran of the waves was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2010. Despite batting the disease, he remained a big personality on the coast by taking part in charity events and founding the “Magoo” Surf Classic. The former fire fighter was also an Australian long board champion and yoga guru. Read More »

NEW PUSH TO GET MORE CHINESE SURFING ON THE GOLD COAST

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A campaign has been launched to attract more Chinese board-riders to the Gold Coast. A local surf organisation believes, it has the potential to inject billions of dollars into the local economy. The move comes as the growing super-power launches its first national surfing team. Read More »

GOLD COAST SURFERS CARVE UP REEF HAWAIIAN PRO

Burleigh’s Thomas Woods was beaten at the death in his opening round heat at the Reef Hawaiian Pro. Coolangatta’s Brent Dorrington was fearless in his heat, pulling into some of the biggest sets of the day. Read More »

BANTING TAKES OUT SECOND PLACE AT THE O’NEILL SP PRIME

Matt Banting at Surfest

Port Macquarie surfer Matt Banting has placed second at the O’Neill SP Prime in Brazil. In front of a crowd of 20,000, Banting posted a 15.3 to earn his place on the podium. Brazillian Filipe Toledo took out the honours, posting a final score of 19.04. Banting will now head to Hawaii before preparing for the 2015 World Championship Tour.   (Note: file vision used) Read More »

CRICKET LEGENDS FACE OFF ON CURRUMBIN BEACH

Surfing and cricketing legends got together at Currumbin today to swap their boards and bats. Locals even got free coaching as part of a touring summer promotion. Read More »

BRONZE FOR PHILIPPA ANDERSON IN PERU

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Merewether’s Philippa Anderson has finished third in the women’s final at the World Surfing Games. Anderson was joined by fellow Aussie Jessica Grimwood in the decider. Unfortunately the pair couldn’t overcome hometown hero Anali Gomez and Ecuador’s Dominic Barona. The girls helped Australia finish second in the World Team Championship. Read More »

SHARK BITE VICTIM WANTS TO SURF AGAIN & EXTENDED INTERVIEW WITH SURFER

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A 20-year-old man has told how he managed to fight off a shark, which attacked him while he was surfing. Ryan Hunt was bitten at Wallabi Point on the mid north coast yesterday evening – today he underwent surgery. Read More »

FANNING PREPARES FOR PIPE MASTERS

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Cooly Kid Mick Fanning knows all about the Pipeline pressure cooker in Hawaii. Last year he overcame a rabid Kelly Slater to claim his third world title. While he was the hunted in 2013, 12 months on, he’s very much the hunter. Read More »

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