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Kim Churchill – Detail of Distance review

Kim Churchill – Detail of Distance Indica Australia / MGM The young gun of Aussie Blues and Roots releases strong follow up.   The Aussie twang of coastal lad Kim Churchill bellows out in his second album, Detail of Distance.  … Continue reading

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Fair Ohs – Everything is Dancing review

Last week I reviewed Fair Ohs – Everything is Dancing.  It’s the first lil bit of published writing I’ve done in about a month so it felt bloomin’ great to get the fingers tapping again.          … Continue reading

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Fanny Vids 16 (Gabriel Medina)

 

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The waves we remember

I’ve always enjoyed rating the waves that take my breath away.  It’s a good way to help remember my greatest personal achievements in surfing. I rode my longest wave at La Puntia, in Pichilemu, Chile.  I slotted into my first… Continue reading

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Fanny Vids (15) Missed and matched

Here are a few vids from the last week or so. It’s a bit of an eclectic bunch of vids.  Ranging from Jamie O’Brien pushing the ‘odd factor’ in his free surfing pursuits, to a longboarder (Taylor Jensen) who thinks he’s riding… Continue reading

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Are YouRiding Kirra?

First off, Merry Christmas and happy New Year’s!  I trust you all made-use of this celebratory season, and distributed alcohol-fuelled abuse to all that deserved it! To kick-start the year, I thought I’d unveil some vintage surfing footage.   Many a great soul… Continue reading

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Fanny vids (14) Sterling Spencer – Surf Madness

Are you taking the piss mate?  You havin’ a go?  What’s wrong with wearing Crocs™?  I’m just learning how to SUP™.  Give us a break! Those are the responses I’d imagine Sterling Spencer has received after releasing his latest 40… Continue reading

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Who are you trying to convince?

To The Fifth Column and Surf Media 2.0, You continue to tell us ‘The Message’ is what you’re all about.  With annonimosity being a key part to your position, because the messenger is not important? Well that’s cool, but… I… Continue reading

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Fanny Vids (unlucky number)

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The ASP – a communication viewpoint

I haven’t been in the marketing game for too long, but I can certainly say I understand the fundamentals.  I can also confidently say I understand the way social media works.   As much as the next guy anyway. I don’t… Continue reading

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Fanny Vids (Ke11y will become Twelly)

As you all know by now, Kelly is 11 times world champ. There were a few blunders along the way, a miscalculated title crowned, an ASP head dismissed, and an answer to my article about drug testing in the ASP.… Continue reading

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Is it time for drug testing in Professional Surfing?

With the anniversary of Andy Iron’s passing upon us, it’s a good time to take a look at the state of professional surfing, in particular the use of drugs by our best athletes. It’s time to wash away the sugary… Continue reading

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