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Sean Doherty: The Problem Is Bigger Than Wamberal

Sean Doherty: The Problem Is Bigger Than Wamberal

The Vexed Issue of Saving Beachside Property and the Undermining of Future Plans for Sea Level Rise

24 24 Jul 2020
Sean Doherty: The Bight Bites Back

Sean Doherty: The Bight Bites Back

"It certainly wasn’t the phone call I was expecting on a lazy Tuesday morning."

7 26 Feb 2020
Have Your Say on the Future of the Superbank

Have Your Say on the Future of the Superbank

A Message from the NSW and Queensland Governments about the Tweed Sand Bypassing Transition Project

16 28 Jan 2020
Sean Doherty: Australia Cooks as Bight Oil Field Approved

Sean Doherty: Australia Cooks as Bight Oil Field Approved

NOPSEMA announced that they've given Equinor the nod to drill in the Bight

10 19 Dec 2019
Nias: "It Is a Complete Disaster"

Nias: "It Is a Complete Disaster"

Construction continues at Lagundri Bay; local surfers up in arms

17 22 Aug 2019
Surfing Icons and World Champs Sign Open Letter to Norwegian Oil Drillers

Surfing Icons and World Champs Sign Open Letter to Norwegian Oil Drillers

An Open Letter From the Surfers of Australia

42 4 Mar 2019
Nick Carroll: The Bight Fight Is Just Beginning

Nick Carroll: The Bight Fight Is Just Beginning

We all need to understand this – and its consequences

28 21 Feb 2019
"Say No To Tar" Rally Planned For Crescent Head

"Say No To Tar" Rally Planned For Crescent Head

Residents and Kempsey Shire Council set to clash over the contentious sealing of Plomer Road

10 10 Jan 2019
Nick Carroll On: It's All Happening Again – Another Dead Whale Buried

Nick Carroll On: It's All Happening Again – Another Dead Whale Buried

Another surf community has to worry about a dead whale and a council

14 16 Oct 2017
Nick Carroll On: Ballina's Turn On The Whale Carcass Merry-Go-Round

Nick Carroll On: Ballina's Turn On The Whale Carcass Merry-Go-Round

Bury it, get yelled at, then quickly dig it up — is this any way to treat a mammal?

18 11 Oct 2017
Community Assistance Required In Port Macquarie

Community Assistance Required In Port Macquarie

Here's what you can do

20 Sep 2017
Whale Burial On A City Beach? What The Hell Is The Port Macquarie/Hastings Council Doing?

Whale Burial On A City Beach? What The Hell Is The Port Macquarie/Hastings Council Doing?

"It might be an interesting three to five years."

32 20 Sep 2017
Whale Family Captured On Drone

Whale Family Captured On Drone

Migration season travelling

26 Jun 2017
1.55 Million Square Kilometres Of Marine Protection

1.55 Million Square Kilometres Of Marine Protection

The crossing of the Ross Sea

2 May 2017
This Is The Real Difference

This Is The Real Difference

Double Down now!

22 Nov 2016
Nick Carroll On: Beyond The Panic, The Facts About Shark Nets

Nick Carroll On: Beyond The Panic, The Facts About Shark Nets

What do they do? What don’t they? Here are the facts & figures

74 21 Oct 2016
UPDATE: The NSW DPI Answers Coastalwatch's Questions On The Failed Shark Barriers

UPDATE: The NSW DPI Answers Coastalwatch's Questions On The Failed Shark Barriers

Nick Carroll digs deeper into the story

23 20 Sep 2016
Scary Ground May Be Broken At Bells Beach

Scary Ground May Be Broken At Bells Beach

Tourist accommodation proposal

11 19 Sep 2016
What Can Surfers Expect As A Result Of Climate Change In Our Lifetime & Beyond?

What Can Surfers Expect As A Result Of Climate Change In Our Lifetime & Beyond?

Sea level will rise between 20-80 cm between now & 2100

29 Aug 2016
Australia’s Biggest Reef Is Given A Name & Voice

Australia’s Biggest Reef Is Given A Name & Voice

The Great Southern Reef

8 23 Aug 2016
FEATURE FILM: The Biggest East Coast Swell Of A Generation

FEATURE FILM: The Biggest East Coast Swell Of A Generation

The waves, the people and the stories Once'A Swell

4 15 Jul 2016
The Making Of Something Big

The Making Of Something Big

736kg of rubbish and some tasty craft beer

4 11 Jul 2016
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Remembering Biggest Wednesday, Pumping Empty Cokes, and Can You Go Finless at Teahupo'o?

Remembering Biggest Wednesday, Pumping Empty Cokes, and Can You Go Finless at Teahupo'o?

22 Oct 2020
Brazil's Beachies Look Fun as Hell and Gabriel Medina Is Making the Most of Them

Brazil's Beachies Look Fun as Hell and Gabriel Medina Is Making the Most of Them

1 22 Oct 2020
Watch: Episode 10 of RIVALS – Parko, Mick and Dingo Reflect on the Life and Careers of the "Cooly Kids"

Watch: Episode 10 of RIVALS – Parko, Mick and Dingo Reflect on the Life and Careers of the "Cooly Kids"

18 Oct 2020
Is This the Best Wave Pool in the World?

Is This the Best Wave Pool in the World?

6 17 Oct 2020
The Wonderfully Weird Clay Marzo Backhand Tube Approach, Slater at Uluwatu, and a New (Not Good...) Wave Pool!

The Wonderfully Weird Clay Marzo Backhand Tube Approach, Slater at Uluwatu, and a New (Not Good...) Wave Pool!

2 16 Oct 2020
Watch Tom Carroll & Matt Grainger Break Down Tow-Foiling and Glide an Empty Outside Sydney Reef

Watch Tom Carroll & Matt Grainger Break Down Tow-Foiling and Glide an Empty Outside Sydney Reef

3 14 Oct 2020
Nick Carroll: In the Wake of Yet Another Shark Death, Esperance Is a Town in Need

Nick Carroll: In the Wake of Yet Another Shark Death, Esperance Is a Town in Need

23 13 Oct 2020
Watch: Episode 9 of Rivals – Kai Otton at Home on the NSW Far South Coast

Watch: Episode 9 of Rivals – Kai Otton at Home on the NSW Far South Coast

3 12 Oct 2020
From 'Mad Wax', To Winning the Eddie, To Australian Survivor – Ross Clarke Jones Tells His Story on Jamie Mitchell's Podcast

From 'Mad Wax', To Winning the Eddie, To Australian Survivor – Ross Clarke Jones Tells His Story on Jamie Mitchell's Podcast

11 Oct 2020
Watch: Local Chargers Take On East Coast Outer Slab

Watch: Local Chargers Take On East Coast Outer Slab

10 Oct 2020
Surfer Missing On WA South Coast, Suspected Fatal Shark Attack

Surfer Missing On WA South Coast, Suspected Fatal Shark Attack

7 9 Oct 2020
Night Surfing Pumping Noosa, Wilko's Shark Scare, and Ever Seen a Whale Bodysurf?

Night Surfing Pumping Noosa, Wilko's Shark Scare, and Ever Seen a Whale Bodysurf?

3 9 Oct 2020
Get Around It: A 10-Kilometre Paddle To Provide Food To the Struggling People of Bali

Get Around It: A 10-Kilometre Paddle To Provide Food To the Struggling People of Bali

8 Oct 2020
Lockdown Diaries: How a Teacher and His 14-Year-Old Daughter Have Waited Out the Pandemic on Nias

Lockdown Diaries: How a Teacher and His 14-Year-Old Daughter Have Waited Out the Pandemic on Nias

1 6 Oct 2020
Surf Lakes Are Going Smaller, More Adaptable, and Ready For Your Suburb

Surf Lakes Are Going Smaller, More Adaptable, and Ready For Your Suburb

6 5 Oct 2020
Surfer Magazine is No Longer: 1960-2020

Surfer Magazine is No Longer: 1960-2020

15 4 Oct 2020
Sean Doherty: "I Was Always Trying to Do Stuff That No One Else Could Do", Col Smith in 1977

Sean Doherty: "I Was Always Trying to Do Stuff That No One Else Could Do", Col Smith in 1977

3 3 Oct 2020
Jack Robbo Is on Fire, a New Wave Pool in South Korea, and Sierra Kerr's Got Mega Hops!

Jack Robbo Is on Fire, a New Wave Pool in South Korea, and Sierra Kerr's Got Mega Hops!

2 Oct 2020
"You Can Usually Stop People From Dying With Very Basic Equipment and Very Simple Techniques" – What To Do in the Event of a Shark Attack

"You Can Usually Stop People From Dying With Very Basic Equipment and Very Simple Techniques" – What To Do in the Event of a Shark Attack

6 1 Oct 2020
The Evolution of a Modern Big Wave Surfer, Felicity Palmateer Tells Her Story on Jamie Mitchell's Podcast

The Evolution of a Modern Big Wave Surfer, Felicity Palmateer Tells Her Story on Jamie Mitchell's Podcast

30 Sep 2020
Watch: Episode 8 of Rivals – Danny Wills at Home on the NSW North Coast

Watch: Episode 8 of Rivals – Danny Wills at Home on the NSW North Coast

1 29 Sep 2020
Watch: Episode 7 of Rivals – Bede Durbidge at Home in 4-5ft Straddie Barrels

Watch: Episode 7 of Rivals – Bede Durbidge at Home in 4-5ft Straddie Barrels

25 Sep 2020
Forecaster Blog: La Niña conditions are here, what does it mean for Surf?

Forecaster Blog: La Niña conditions are here, what does it mean for Surf?

8 24 Sep 2020
Smashed In Vicco: A Couple Of The Lockdown State’s Finest Get Caught In The Mangler

Smashed In Vicco: A Couple Of The Lockdown State’s Finest Get Caught In The Mangler

2 22 Sep 2020
Master and Apprentice: Bethany Hamilton and Erin Brooks

Master and Apprentice: Bethany Hamilton and Erin Brooks

21 Sep 2020
Mick Fanning: Save This Shark

Mick Fanning: Save This Shark

23 16 Sep 2020
Watch: Episode 6 of Rivals – Shaun Cansdell at Home on the Coffs Coast

Watch: Episode 6 of Rivals – Shaun Cansdell at Home on the Coffs Coast

13 Sep 2020
Sean Doherty: The East Coast White Attacks – Where To From Here

Sean Doherty: The East Coast White Attacks – Where To From Here

79 12 Sep 2020
Nick Carroll: The Terrible Attack at Greenmount Will Blow the Shark Narrative To Pieces, Again

Nick Carroll: The Terrible Attack at Greenmount Will Blow the Shark Narrative To Pieces, Again

99 9 Sep 2020
A Statement Regarding Coastalwatch Surf Cams and the Fatal Shark Incident at Rainbow Bay

A Statement Regarding Coastalwatch Surf Cams and the Fatal Shark Incident at Rainbow Bay

5 9 Sep 2020
Watch Soli Bailey Ride Beautiful North Coast Surf and Talk Surfboards, Career, and Growing Up

Watch Soli Bailey Ride Beautiful North Coast Surf and Talk Surfboards, Career, and Growing Up

1 9 Sep 2020
Shane Dorian On Mexican Surf Trips Under Covid

Shane Dorian On Mexican Surf Trips Under Covid

9 Sep 2020
Local Surfer Dies in Coolangatta Shark Attack

Local Surfer Dies in Coolangatta Shark Attack

35 8 Sep 2020
Watch: Episode 5 of Rivals – Glen 'Micro' Hall at Home on the Central Coast

Watch: Episode 5 of Rivals – Glen 'Micro' Hall at Home on the Central Coast

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