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Once, the only way you could experience the view from inside the barrel was to get barreled. It was surfing’s mystical, transcendent, peak moment. A bit like losing one’s virginity, it was a club you joined after much fumbling and clumsy  foreplay, when some of kind...

[gallery] Profile in this weekend’s Gold Coast Bulletin magazine revealing how I threw away a promising career as an AFL reporter at the Melbourne Sun to pursue the outlandish dream of surf writing. “When Tim accepted a job editing Tracks magazine in Sydney his colleagues wondered...

[gallery] So, this fella in the middle (spot the haole) is my pick for one of the most overlooked figures in Australian surfing history. Arthur Parkyn from Mooloolaba surf club was part of an Australian team sent to Hawaii in 1953 to demonstrate Australian life saving...

[gallery] The first person to get their special advance copy of Century of Surf was 1939 Australian surfboard champion Harry Wicke, as a belated 99th birthday gift. Harry’s incredible story is told in COS, born of a German father and Australian mother, the family moved to...