Archive / April, 2014

Bells Beach Comp Highlights ASP Changes

While all eyes were on the talent in the water at the latest Bells Beach Easter Classic, the 2014 event also showed that change is swelling for the Association of Surfing Professionals. This is the first year that the ASP has run events under the ownership of US media company ZoSea, which bought out the […]

Inspirations: Mark Occhilupo

If there is one phrase that sums up Mark Occhilupo’s career its “strength under pressure” – a trait which he has both in the surf and his whole life. Born in the south Sydney suburb of Kurnell, Mark “Occy” Occhilupo began surfing at the age of nine and soon began exploring neighbouring beaches in Cronulla, […]

Is Bondi Beach Being Forgotten?

Bondi has been the stamping ground of many renowned surfers and one of Australia’s most iconic destinations for tourists, but new findings suggest that is not the case anymore. While Australia has three listings in TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travelers’ Choice Top 25 Beaches in the World, Bondi is not one of them. In fact, Bondi doesn’t […]

Innovative Ways To Ward Off Shark Attacks

New research and technology is helping protect surfers from shark attacks when they are in the ocean. The most familiar shark protection option is a transmitter-like device that sends out signals to deter sharks and can be strapped to a surfer’s foot, including the Electronic Shark Defense System that has been backed by the likes […]