Hobart “Hobie” Alter, who started out shaping surfboards, and ended up shaping a culture, passed away peacefully at his Palm Desert home on March 29.
Words and pictures Mick Slattery
When you go to a Sydney Paddle Surf Club (SPSC) event, you know you’re surfing against some of the best paddle surfers in NSW with competitors coming from as far as Ulladulla and the Central Coast to compete.
Claudia Scalisi grew up surfing on the west coast of Australia and has called Melbourne home for the last 5 years.
By Bart de Zwart and Connor Baxter
To be the first to do something is thrilling. To be the first to SUP down the Lower Zambezi River in Southern Africa was epic.
More needs to be done to protect our waterways.
Rockstars such as Eddie Vedder and movie maker Albert Falzon have done more to raise awareness for our environment than politicians and EPA officials who are meant to be our environments' custodians.
Imagine this: you are stuck behind a desk in one of the world’s biggest cities, you miss the water, being alone on it and then you go onto take 2nd in one of the world’s most prestigious and richest paddle boarding events.
A United Airlines air hostess woke me to eat her turkey sandwich while I was sleeping en-route to Los Angeles, I nearly jumped out of my skin.
Where have all of our heroes gone? Vanished, disappeared out of our world without a trace. No more budgie smuggling Alby Mangles, Steve Irwin is dead and Troy Dan has been strangled by a g string.
It’s a glorious summer morning on the Yarra River just outside
Warrandyte and we are about to surf rapids. People walking their dogs and a sole sunbaker, are interrupted by...
In the 1960s, Hawaii’s beach boys began paddling into sets at Waimea Bay with tourists’ cameras dangling around their necks. They balanced on the longest surfboards they could find and paddled with oars from outrigger canoes.
For years, Jason and I have talked about making it over to Western Australia. We’ve been on Sylt looking out at Bolt onshore and raining, wishing we were somewhere else that was down the line and sunny.
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