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Australia’s Changing Cotton Industry

Australia’s cotton industry is stepping into the spotlight to meet new demands from international buyers and local businesses that are seeking out Australian produced materials. For most people, cotton is not the first farm crop that springs to mind when thinking about Australia. But industry reports have shown that cotton farmers in Australia produce some […]

Surfboards Moving Back To Their Roots

The historical arc of surfboard development is coming full circle, with the revival of wood-based boards. These days conventional surfboards are made of a combination of foam and fibreglass, offering a lightweight, flexible body that’s designed to make it easier to ride waves and manoeuvre through the surf. But it wasn’t always the case. The […]

Local Surf Legend Takes Safety Online

Byron Bay surf hero Max Pendergast has gone online to share advice about how to stay safe at the beach. The Surf Safe Byron page is “dedicated to surf safety in the Byron Shire with hints and tips from some of the elders of surfing, a bit of fun here and there but no negative […]

Bondi Set For $20 Million Upgrade

Bondi’s aesthetic will undergo some serious changes through a $20 million council revamp that’s already in motion. Waverley Council hopes the Bondi Park, Beach and Pavilion 10 year Plan of Management will lead to “more open space, improved aesthetics and increased amenities for the park, beach and pavilion in the coming decade”. The plans hone […]

The Boardriders Battle Is Bringing Value Back To Surf Clubs

Boardrider clubs around Australia are getting ready to showcase their best in the Original Source Australian Boardriders Battle series. The competition – which was launched on 7th August 2014 by Surfing Australia – is the country’s biggest grassroots boardriders event series with $120,000 in prize money. More than 100 of Australia’s best boardriders clubs will […]

News: Australian Female Surfers Are On The Money

While surfing is still considered a male-dominated sport, Australia’s top women are proving they can earn as much or more money from their skills in the water. Five of the top 10 ASP World Tour women come from our shores, taking out the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th and 9th places in the competition. In contrast, […]

News: The Hotel Bondi Is Up For Sale

Many people want a piece of Bondi property but very rarely does an icon like the Hotel Bondi actually come onto the market. Built in 1919, in the middle of Campbell Parade, the historic hotel is literally metres from the beach. For the past 44 years its been owned by the family of renowned property […]

Artificial Waves Could Take Surfing To The Olympics

The erratic nature of the ocean has held surfing back from the Olympics, but technological advancements could soon change that. There are now wave generators and artificial beaches all around the world and, with some adaptations, this technology can simulate the perfect surfing conditions for training and competition on an international scale. Man-made waves are […]

P&O Cruises Launch New Ship Names With Bondi Sand Art

Bondi Beach has become a canvas for the latest P&O Cruises announcement. After inviting anyone in Australia or New Zealand to suggest names for two new cruise ships, the company commissioned Port Macquarie artist Chloe Dickey to reveal to chosen names with a sand mural at Bondi Beach. According to P&O Cruises, the 24-year-old took […]

Surfing Walk of Fame Adds Aussie Legend Phyliss O’Donnell

The lifetime achievements of Australian surfer Phyliss O’Donnell are being recognised on an international scale, with her name set to land on the Surfing Walk of Fame. O’Donnell was the world’s first Women’s World Surfing Champion, earning the title in 1964 at 27 years of age and her journey has inspired many surfers since. Born […]

A 1000km Ride To Raise Funds For Leukaemia

North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club member Nigel Harbach has inspired a friend to ride 1000km on a paddleboard as a way of raising funds for his leukaemia treatment. After hearing about Harbach’s challenges with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) treatment, friend Andy Owen started planning this epic paddleboarding journey from the North Bondi club to the Sunshine […]