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[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...

[gallery] There comes a point in every surfer’s life, a threshold crossed from which there can be no return. I have just crossed that threshold. It is called the surf hat. It is the point at which one’s fear of sun damage overrides one’s dignity. But...

Came across this old email but accident tonight, and in the midst of another oppressive book deadline, when I sometimes question the sanity of this line of work, it’s little glimmers of light like this that keep me going: "I wanted to tell you how much...

I found this news particularly chilling as it has some eery parallels with our own round Australia family road trip. http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/17192113/search-for-man-near-coral-bay-continues/ A couple are snorkeling at Ningaloo Reef while their two children play on the beach, in the midst of their dream round Australia camping holiday. She...