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AUSSIE HOPES RISE FOR OLYMPIC SURFING GOLD
Former Pipe Master, Triple Crown Champion and long-time World Surf League (WSL) competitor Bede Durbidge has accepted the role of Surfing Australia Elite Program Manager in a major boost to Aussie medal hopes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
NOOSA FESTIVAL OF SURFING GAINS INTERNATIONAL INTEREST
While local and regional Queenslanders make up a large proportion of the early entrants, surfers from around the World – some first-timers, but many returning guests – have entered the 27th annual event . .
NOOSA FESTIVAL OF SURFING ENTRIES SOON TO OPEN FOR 2018
Entries open for the 2018 Noosa Festival of Surfing on 1 July. Full info here . .
2018 NOOSA FESTIVAL OF SURFING, DATES LOCKED IN!
2018 will see the Festival, hosting the Golden Breed Noserider Pro, return to its original timeframe, in the second week of March, from Saturday, 10th to Saturday 17th . .
Video Teaser: Between Land And Sea - A Glimpse of Surfing in Ireland
Incredible scenery and close knit surf culture - a visually stunning two-minute clip that'll ensure you never look at Ireland in the same way ever again.
DAY 3 NOOSA FEST: LET THE SURFING BEGIN
Although several divisions had made their start over the weekend, Monday marked the commencement of start-to-finish surfing action . .
THE STOKE JUST GOT BIGGER - 2017 NOOSA FESTIVAL OF SURFING
With a greater variety of divisions and a broader demographic than in previous years, the festival is set to break its own record for overall number of competitors, making it easily the biggest surfing event in the world . .
VIDEO: SHACKS IN BONNIE SCOTLAND
Not a usual spot for a surf trip, but it's barreling and empty. Worth a go! Besides, getting barelled is possibly better than having to eat haggis?
IT’S ALL ABOUT TEAMWORK
This longstanding Noosa Festival Of Surfing event features two-person teams going head-to-head. Teams must be related, of course, and span at least two generations . .
THE BYRON BAY SURF FESTIVAL 2017 IS ALMOST HERE!
From the gang at the upcoming Byron Bay Surf Fest. . . "We are like a bunch of excited little grommies here behind the scenes, working hard to bring you the best 3 days of . .
VIDEO: BODYSURFING EUROPE
Bodysurfing the best swells throughout a European winter - takes guts and some serious dedication! Filmed in the Basque Country, Spain and Portugal.
2017 NOOSA FEST. WOMEN'S & INTERNATIONAL'S SET TO SHINE
The women are showing incredible enthusiasm for 2017, with Honolua Blomfield (2016 Women's Pro Noosa winner) set to take on the boys in the Golden Breed Noserider Pro . .
INAUGURAL G&S ‘SWITCH’ INVITATIONAL SET FOR 2017 NOOSA SURF FEST.
The Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing is stoked to be hosting the first ever Gordon & Smith ‘Switch’ event as part of its 8 Days of Pure Stoke . .
PE'AHI BIG WAVE CHALLENGE READY TO GO
The Pe'ahi Challenge in Haiku, Hawaii, is now on Green Alert, and could potentially run starting at 7 a.m. local time Friday, November 11, (4am Saturday East Coast OZ time) with a massive swell . .
2017 NOOSA SURF FEST - PRO DIVISIONS ENTRIES NOW OPEN!
Eagerly anticipated entry for pro and specialty divisions of the 2017 Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing are now officially open . .
GOLDEN BREED IN COOLANGATTA – NEW STORE NOW OPEN!
If you've been to our Golden Breed stores at either of Australia’s great surfing lifestyle hotspots in Noosa Heads or Byron Bay - well, it’s time to add Coolangatta to the list.
VIDEO: GOLDEN BREED EXPRESSION SESSION - REUNION
The original Golden Breed Expression Sessions were first held on Oahu's North Shore in 1970, then again in ’71 and ’73. In 2012 there was a bit of a reunion . .
NOOSA SURF FILM FESTIVAL 6 – 8 OCTOBER 2016!
Noosa Surf Film Festival is an independent film festival celebrating film and surf culture . .
BYRON BAY SURF FESTIVAL IS A GO! FEB 24TH - 26TH 2017
Wax your boards, grab your pals, and head to Byron this summer! The Byron Bay Surf Festival returns featuring over 25 different free and ticketed events . .
Which Beach Is Australia's Best?
The benchmark publication Australia’s 101 Best Beaches sold out a couple of years ago like melting ice creams on a hot Bondi summer day, now it’s all on again: to find the ‘best of the best beaches’ . .
VIDEO: TANDEM BANANA AND COW
One of the world's leading tandem teams, Australians Fred and Lily Branger can now add surfing banana and cow! "We had so much fun making this TV ad . .
VIDEO: MIDGET FARRELLY
A look at the brilliant surf style of an Aussie legend, Bernard Farrelly aka 'Midget' (13 September 1944 – 7 August 2016) gone too soon.
VIDEO: SIBERIAN SURF TRIP
While the word 'Siberia' doesn't exactly conjure up images of surf - you have to marvel at the isolation and pure adventure of a trip such as this . .
VIDEO: SUMMER IN PORTUGAL
With nearly 1800 kilometers of coastline, the sights, sounds and colours of Portugal's diverse coastline . .
VIDEO: COCOS-KEELING ISLANDS DREAMING
Way off the West Oz Coast you'll find the Cocos-Keeling Islands; Raw swells and landscapes of undeniable beauty.
JOSH CONSTABLE WINS OPEN MEN'S DIV. AT THE QLD LONGBOARD TITLES
After tricky conditions on Day One shook up the draw in the opening rounds at Sunshine Beach, those who were left were greeted with clean beautiful waves . .
QLD LONGBOARD TITLES THIS WEEKEND AT NOOSA’S FIRST POINT
The 2016 Bradnam's Queensland Longboard Titles has been given the green light this weekend (9-10 July) at Noosa's First Point after the low-pressure system generated large surf . .
NOOSA FEST 2017 – ENTRIES NOW OPEN!
Entries have officially opened for the Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing 2017, and organisers are expecting more entries than ever before.
VIDEO: FRESH SWELL: Teahupo'o
An amazing June day as a fresh swell lights up Teahupo'o in Tahiti; the world’s thickest tropical left-hander.
Video: Want Coffee With That Wave?
Out in the surf and need a coffee and donut fix?
THE LONG REEF OLD MAL & VEE BOTTOM SURF FEST
This Surf Fest aims to bring together like-minded individuals and surfboards from 1950s (or earlier!) until late 1968 with a focus on restoration, making them watertight, and surfing with unique and individual flair!
PERFECT INDO BOAT TRIP
Boat trips can provide a great escape and, if everything comes together, perfect waves.
WORLD’S BIGGEST SURFING FESTIVAL RETURNS IN 2017
Official dates have now been locked in for next year’s festivities and the Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing will return, 4th – 11th March 2017 . .
FREEZING - A SURF TRAVELOGUE MOCKUMENTARY
'Freezing' hilariously mocks overly earnest surf film travelogues, while providing some drop-dead gorgeous shots of the Icelandic surf zone.
Queensland Longboard Titles Set For Noosa This Weekend
Queensland’s finest Longboarder’s and Loggers alike rendezvous this weekend (4-5 June) at Noosa’s First Point where . .
FINTASTIC - Third post of our Fin Guide series - SHORTBOARD FINS
Want to gouge a huge turn as smooth as if you're on train tracks? A tight snap in the pocket? Or both? Here are the three most important factors to consider when buying your new set of fins for your shortboard . .
FINTASTIC - The second post of our Fin Guide series - LONGBOARD FINS
Longboard fins come in a wide variety of sizes and styles. Want to noseride better? Have more flowing turns? We've the fins for you right here.
FINTASTIC - The first post of our Fin Guide series - FIN SETUPS
What’s the BIG DEAL? Why do performance fins make such a BIG difference on your surfboard?
VIDEO: LOST IN NAMIBIA
Perched between The Kalahari and the Southern Atlantic, Namibia is a land with unlimited potential. A wild territory, almost empty of humanity, where the dunes’ wind meets with Antarctic currents and form a dark microcosm, an old ships graveyard . . paradise for new surfers !
Video: Addicted to the Glide
A beautifully filmed, surfed and edited little clip from Santa Cruz, California.
A Surf Icon Passes - Rabbit Kekai.1920 - 2016.
An energetic regularfooter from Waikiki, Hawaii; often recalled as the best high-performance surfer of the 1930s and '40s. He's also sometimes also credited as the surfer who invented noseriding.
Mobile Phone As A Real Surfboard? You've Got To Be Joking!
“Professional surfing can be a solitary sport. The surfer alone in the middle of the ocean, disconnected from his coach and fans . .
Video: The 3000km Surf Chase
3000 Km is all about chasing two swells from different directions on the Italian Mediterranean coast.
Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational - Vancouver Island
Joel Tudor's invitational noseriding event headed to beaches of Tofino on Vancouver Island.
Video: Baguettes & Barrels
Over the past week Hossegor has been absolutely firing . .
Video Highlights of the 2016 Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing
A vintage year, with huge crowds, record competitor numbers, good waves and good vibes.
Wave Pool Announced For Sydney
The pool will have a north-south lagoon orientation to suit prevailing wind conditions and include LED lagoon lighting.
Video: SURFING BABIES
One of the funniest mainstream ad's we've seen featuring surfing . . and babies.
Nazaré Challenge added to upcoming WSL Big Wave Tour
Nazaré, Portugal, is a spot infamous for delivering some of the heaviest waves in the world.
"A shark attack has been greatest thing that's ever happened to me”
Mike Coots, a surfer and photographer, didn't let a life-threatening encounter with a tiger shark dampen his love for the ocean.
Keen to Surf Europe? A Quick Guide To The Best Spots
Europe is home to some of the best surfing spots in the world, both for beginners and for pros.
Surf's Up Sequel Gets The Go-Ahead
"Surf's Up" film sequel to feature Kelly Slater and Rob Machado
AUSTRALIA’S FIRST SURF PARK COMING TO MELBOURNE LATE 2017
URBSURF Melbourne will be the first man-made surf park facility in Australia
Human & dog duo break surfing record
Ivan Moreira and his dog Bono broke the record for the Longest Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) ride
YOU WANT EXOTIC? WHERE TO SURF IN INDIA
A quick guide: The surf culture was a little late coming to India - but better late than never . .
Updates on The Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing 2016
Highlights from the first few days... a great start with our Golden Breed team qualifying for a final heat!
Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing 2016
Golden Breed is a proud Silver Sponsor of the Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing 2016 with exciting news about a board launch during the event!
Single Fin vs No Fin - Sahara Desert
Kye Fitzgerald and Derek Hynd surf the Sahara on one and none fins.
VIDEO: Noosa from above
An eye-in-the-sky view of loggers at First Point, Noosa filmed by Keahi de Aboitiz.
VIDEO: A MATTER OF STYLE / 1976
Everything in this clip of surfer Larry Bertlemann (aka 'Rubberman') from the boards, to the tube stance and the hairstyles ooze '70s style - Golden moments in surfing!
 VIDEO: BUTTONS, RORY & BUD / PAVONES / CIRCA ’81
Never before seen footage of Buttons Kaluhiokalani, Rory Russel, Bud Llamas & More. Circa 1981. Pavones, Costa Rica. Adventure & style in a great little clip.
VIDEO: 1966 WORLD SURFING TITLE / SAN DIEGO
A pivotal time in surfing history, the 1966 World Surfing Titles in San Diego. An event that marked the start of more power surfing, rather than just stock poses and an emphasis nose riding..
VIDEO: KELLY SLATER’S POV / THE BOX, WEST OZ.
Kelly Slater slots into a fast and very shallow wave known as ’The Box’ in West OZ – With style and ease as only Kelly can.
VIDEO: NOOSARADISE SURF TRIP / ANTOINE & EDOUARD DELPERO / NOOSA HEADS
Noosa Heads, where Antoine & Edouard went to enjoy the Australian Summer. Small beautiful waves,  warm salty water . . what else to do but simply enjoy & surf!
VIDEO: ALEX KNOST / CENTRAL AMERICA
Alex Knost, getting his style on in Central America.
VIDEO: ROB MACHADO & JOEL TUDOR / COSTA RICA
Rob Machado and Joel Tudor surfing beautiful waves in Costa Rica, from the movie Sprout. Style and flow!
VIDEO: DUBAI’S DESERT WAVE POOL
A wave pool in the desert? But of course – only in Dubai. Chippa Wilson and Jack Freestone revel in the unusual.
VIDEO: REVERT TO BERT / LARRY BERTLEMANN
Legendary Hawaiian surfer and innovator of aerial surfing,”the Rubberman”. He didn’t invent the shortboard; he just showed us how to ride it! Seen here in the ’70s.
VIDEO: THE CALIFORNIANS
Jamie Budge made multiple surf films in the ’60s and into the ’70s. This film started out when longboards were still the norm and then the transition era into shorter boards started – and became what is now known as the shortboard revolution. At the time the film was obsolete before it was even finished. But today it’s a great look into how it all went down.
VIDEO: LONGBOARDING / BYRON BAY
Wave riding at Byron Bay – sliding a’la femme.
VIDEO: JOEL TUDOR / STYLEMASTER
Joel Tudor, one of the smoothest (if not the smoothest!) surfers that has ever graced this planet ocean. A master at minimalism.
VIDEO: GOT SOUL / TWIN FIN
Kai Barger, shredding on a ’70s inspired twin fin. Smooth arcs and soulful bottom turns. What twinnie’s were made for!
VIDEO: SINGLE FIN YELLOW / BONGA PERKINS
An excerpt from Jason Baffa’s brilliant film Single Fin Yellow, which follows one board around the world which is ridden by several world-class surfers. Here we see Bonga taking on Pipeline on a classic single fin.
VIDEO: GERRY LOPEZ & FRIENDS / PIPELINE & ULUWATU / 1974
In the single-fin era of the ’70s Gerry Lopez was king. Here he is sliding in Hawaii and Indo, drawing clean lines all the way.
VIDEO: TEAHUPOO / INSIDE THE MONSTER
A great behind-the-scenes mini-documentary about one of the heaviest waves in the world, Teahupoo, Tahiti.
VIDEO: MENTAWAI’S FROM ABOVE
The surf paradise of the Mentawai’s, viewed from above. Filmed by Paul Borrud.
VIDEO: MICRONESIAN MAGIC – FREE REFILLS
Alex Gray, Jay Davies, Laura Enever, George Bush, Asher Pacy and Davie Cathels slotted in circular blue caverns in Micronesia.
VIDEO: CRAZINESS AT THE WEDGE, CA.
2015 has (thus far) provided California with some solid swells. The infamous Wedge at Newport Beach has been handing out big waves, big drops and thorough beatings, for those nuts enough to take it on.
VIDEO: TASMANIAN LINES
Some long bumpy ripples from way down south. Music Jel & Odd Nosdam, Brass Monkey – Strange Days (Jel & Odd Nosdam flip) Surfers: Hamish Renwick, Ethan Wilson, Jake Fuzzynutz.
VIDEO: MAUI TIME
Sierra Lerback and friends, making the most of picture-perfect Maui.
VIDEO: GERRY LOPEZ / 1972
Gerry Lopez, as stylish as ever, from the 1972 movie, Island Magic.
VIDEO: KARINA ROZUNKO
A brief moment in time shared with Karina Rozunko in the warm waves of Sayulita Mexico.
VIDEO: CAPE ST FRANCIS / 1971
Cape St Francis, 1971. Ruler-edged beauties & single fins.
2020 OLYMPIC REFORMS LEAVE DOOR OPEN FOR SURFING TO BE INCLUDED
Surfing in the Olympics imagined – A good idea, or best left alone? © Webber Wave Pools
VIDEO: ROBERT “WINGNUT” WEAVER / 1997
Wingnut, star of the seminal surf movie Endless Summer II, is a surf stylist through and through. And like a fine wine, he just gets better with age.
VIDEO: ERIN ASHLEY / CALIFORNIA
Erin Ashley (aka Worm) is a Californian surfer, artist and musician. Surfing since about 2000, this video shows her gracefully sliding on some California point breaks.
VIDEO: DE PASSAGE
Surf wanderlust is sublime. Here’s a journey through some surfing wonderlands around the globe; French Polynesia, Bali, Australia and South Africa. Hop aboard!
FROM BEGINNERS TO PROS, ALL OF US FEEL THAT SAME JOY FROM SURFING
Former Pro Surfer Pancho Sullivan shares his wise thoughts on the pure joy of surfing and swimming in the ocean.
FROM BEGINNERS TO PROS, ALL OF US FEEL THAT SAME JOY FROM SURFING
Former Pro Surfer Pancho Sullivan shares his wise thoughts on the pure joy of surfing and swimming in the ocean.
NOOSA LOGGER EVENT
Pic: A remarkable single-fin stylist (and prior Golden Breed Noosa store manager), Dane Wilson at last year’s Noosa Logger. ©Ian Borland
VIDEO: BONKERS WEST OZ
West OZ Waves – Pretty, powerful and challenging! Kelly Slater, Sebastian Zietz, Ricardo Christie, Julian Wilson, Jack Robinson and a host of shredders go nuts at North Point, The Box and Supers.
VIDEO: NATIONALITIES PARK / NOOSA
Seat yourself on a comfy rock at Noosa National Park and witness some of the world’s most talented longboard sliders. Shot in March 2015 at one of Australia’s surfing hotspots.
VIDEO: PERFECT PERU
This past February Cyrus Sutton and Kepa Acero scored perfectly shaped Chicama on the first South swell of the season. Enjoy watching the extra footage of Peru.
VIDEO: THE RIGHT / CHAOS IN WEST AUSTRALIA
Ryan Hipwood leads a group of heavy water hellmen to tackle The Right – the West Oz slab that almost killed him. Monster wave spectacular, this video is gripping!
VIDEO: ONE MAN’S MISSION TO SURF THE WEDGE
Tyler Stanaland scoring some gems (and poundings) at the Wedge in California during a recent south swell.
VIDEO: DAVE RASTOVICH & CHRIS DEL MORO / NSW
Dave & Chris having a blast on the liquid walls of Lennox Head, Australia.
VIDEO: ROISIN CAROLAN / MCTAVISH
Roisin Carolan’s smooth moves at Byron Bay and Lennox Heads – on McTavish boards, available at Golden Breed Noosa and Byron Bay stores.
VIDEO: LOLA MIGNOT / GYPSY PRINCESS OF SAYULITA
A short documentary on Lola Mignot, a longboarder chick from the little bohemian surf village of Sayulita, Mexico. Lola is fastly becoming one of the best longboard riders in Mexico.
VIDEO: WATER + MAN
Legendary bodysurfer / lifeguard / waterman Mark Cunningham in his element. Great underwater photography.
VIDEO: SPANISH BLUES / BRIAN CONLEY
Here’s a great short clip of Brian Conley doing what he does best: navigating big, wide, beautiful barrels in the Eastern Atlantic, somewhere in Spain.
VIDEO: TED SPENCER & WAYNE LYNCH / 1969
Bells Easter Classic 1969. Ted Spencer and Wayne Lynch tear it up! An absolute surfing video classic. Kindly provided by The Australian National Surfing Museum.
REIGNING WORLD CHAMPIONS TO HEADLINE AUSTRALIAN LONGBOARD SURFING OPEN
Pic: Chelsea Williams free-surfing down the North Coast. Photo: Simon Williams
VIDEO: AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT – FOILBOARDING!
The Ultimate Waterman Laird Hamilton, cruising along seemingly endless lefts on his foliboard at beautiful Raglan, New Zealand.
NOOSA FESTIVAL OF SURFING DAY EIGHT – THE FINALE!
Josh Constable – on the nose and in his Zen zone. ©Ian Borland/NFOS
NOOSA FESTIVAL OF SURFING DAY SEVEN – GROMMETS & GURUS
Troy Mothershead – compsed ©Ian Borland/NFOS
PHOTOS & WRAP NOOSA FEST DAY THREE: LOGGERS’DÉJÀ VU
Pic: Matty Chojnacki on a whopper. Photos: Ian Borland/NFOS
VIDEO: JULUNE – A SURF DREAM IN INDONESIA
Julune is a visual depiction of Leah Dawson’s dream coming true, with cinematography featuring vast landscapes of both the Na Pali Coast of Kauai, the dolphins in the sea, and the barrel country of the Mentawai Islands.
VIDEO: SHATTER / SCHULER
Tom Schuler has grown up surfing the ‘bluff’ and surrounding beach breaks along Maroochydore on an array of craft. From a standard thruster to 60’s longboards, all helping to sculpt Tom into a well rounded surfer. This short film features Tom’s abilities and style on a log down two of the coast’s fabled point breaks.
VIDEO: 8 DAYS OF PURE STOKE – EPISODE #3 TO DEFY GRAVITY
Noosa’s Festival of Surfing. Layne Beachley hits a Coolum beach break to learn the finer points of nose riding with uber-stylish Matt Cuddihy. We also meet 18 year-old Harry Bryant, Sunshine Coast pro surfer and shortboard aerialist extraordinaire.
VIDEO: LIGHTSURF IN ICELAND
In search of waves, it was a journey to one of the coldest places in Europe, an odyssey where snow and ice are the protagonists.
VIDEO: 8 DAYS OF PURE STOKE – EPISODE #3 BACK TO THE FUTURE
Noosa’s Festival of Surfing. Master Shaper & friction-free aficionado, Tom Wegener talks us through the finless surfing revival, and the body surfing torpedo people show us how it all began.
PIC: THE DUKE AND FRIENDS IN NEW ZEALAND, 1915
Pic: The Duke and friends in New Zealand, 1915
ENTERTAINMENT ABOUNDS AT THE 24TH ANNUAL CRICKS NOOSA FESTIVAL OF SURFING
Pic: Joel Tudor (styling in this still from the film) will be joined by Thomas Campbell to present Campbell’s seminal surf movie, ‘The Seedling’.
VIDEO: LE MASCARET / FRANCE’S TIDAL BORE
Fancy a surf though the French wine region? Press play
VIDEO: NOOSA FESTIVAL 2014 / HIGHLIGHTS
Soul surfing and entertainment highlights of the 2014 Noosa Festival of Surfing. By Di Ellis.
NEWCASTLE BREAKS GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR LONGEST LINE OF SURFBOARDS
Pic: An epic quest fulfilled, but one which begs the question . . . “why?”
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