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.
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 . .
Entries open for the 2018 Noosa Festival of Surfing on 1 July. Full info here . .
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 . .
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.
Although several divisions had made their start over the weekend, Monday marked the commencement of start-to-finish surfing action . .
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 . .
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?
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 . .
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 . .
Bodysurfing the best swells throughout a European winter - takes guts and some serious dedication! Filmed in the Basque Country, Spain and Portugal.
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 . .
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 . .
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 . .
Eagerly anticipated entry for pro and specialty divisions of the 2017 Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing are now officially 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.
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 is an independent film festival celebrating film and surf culture . .
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 . .
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’ . .
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 . .
A look at the brilliant surf style of an Aussie legend, Bernard Farrelly aka 'Midget' (13 September 1944 – 7 August 2016) gone too soon.
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 . .
With nearly 1800 kilometers of coastline, the sights, sounds and colours of Portugal's diverse coastline . .
Way off the West Oz Coast you'll find the Cocos-Keeling Islands; Raw swells and landscapes of undeniable beauty.
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 . .
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 . .
Entries have officially opened for the Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing 2017, and organisers are expecting more entries than ever before.
An amazing June day as a fresh swell lights up Teahupo'o in Tahiti; the world’s thickest tropical left-hander.
Out in the surf and need a coffee and donut fix?
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!
Boat trips can provide a great escape and, if everything comes together, perfect waves.
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' hilariously mocks overly earnest surf film travelogues, while providing some drop-dead gorgeous shots of the Icelandic surf zone.
Queensland’s finest Longboarder’s and Loggers alike rendezvous this weekend (4-5 June) at Noosa’s First Point where . .
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 . .
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.
What’s the BIG DEAL? Why do performance fins make such a BIG difference on your surfboard?
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 !
A beautifully filmed, surfed and edited little clip from Santa Cruz, California.
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.
“Professional surfing can be a solitary sport. The surfer alone in the middle of the ocean, disconnected from his coach and fans . .
3000 Km is all about chasing two swells from different directions on the Italian Mediterranean coast.
Joel Tudor's invitational noseriding event headed to beaches of Tofino on Vancouver Island.
Over the past week Hossegor has been absolutely firing . .
A vintage year, with huge crowds, record competitor numbers, good waves and good vibes.
The pool will have a north-south lagoon orientation to suit prevailing wind conditions and include LED lagoon lighting.
One of the funniest mainstream ad's we've seen featuring surfing . . and babies.
Nazaré, Portugal, is a spot infamous for delivering some of the heaviest waves in the world.
Mike Coots, a surfer and photographer, didn't let a life-threatening encounter with a tiger shark dampen his love for the ocean.
Europe is home to some of the best surfing spots in the world, both for beginners and for pros.
"Surf's Up" film sequel to feature Kelly Slater and Rob Machado
URBSURF Melbourne will be the first man-made surf park facility in Australia
Ivan Moreira and his dog Bono broke the record for the Longest Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) ride
A quick guide: The surf culture was a little late coming to India - but better late than never . .
Highlights from the first few days... a great start with our Golden Breed team qualifying for a final heat!
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!
Kye Fitzgerald and Derek Hynd surf the Sahara on one and none fins.
An eye-in-the-sky view of loggers at First Point, Noosa filmed by Keahi de Aboitiz.
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!
Never before seen footage of Buttons Kaluhiokalani, Rory Russel, Bud Llamas & More. Circa 1981. Pavones, Costa Rica. Adventure & style in a great little clip.
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..
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.
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!
Alex Knost, getting his style on in Central America.
Rob Machado and Joel Tudor surfing beautiful waves in Costa Rica, from the movie Sprout. Style and flow!
A wave pool in the desert? But of course – only in Dubai. Chippa Wilson and Jack Freestone revel in the unusual.
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.
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.
Wave riding at Byron Bay – sliding a’la femme.
Joel Tudor, one of the smoothest (if not the smoothest!) surfers that has ever graced this planet ocean. A master at minimalism.
Kai Barger, shredding on a ’70s inspired twin fin. Smooth arcs and soulful bottom turns. What twinnie’s were made for!
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.
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.
A great behind-the-scenes mini-documentary about one of the heaviest waves in the world, Teahupoo, Tahiti.
The surf paradise of the Mentawai’s, viewed from above. Filmed by Paul Borrud.
Alex Gray, Jay Davies, Laura Enever, George Bush, Asher Pacy and Davie Cathels slotted in circular blue caverns in Micronesia.
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.
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.
Sierra Lerback and friends, making the most of picture-perfect Maui.
Gerry Lopez, as stylish as ever, from the 1972 movie, Island Magic.
A brief moment in time shared with Karina Rozunko in the warm waves of Sayulita Mexico.
Cape St Francis, 1971. Ruler-edged beauties & single fins.
Surfing in the Olympics imagined – A good idea, or best left alone?
© Webber Wave Pools
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.
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.
Surf wanderlust is sublime. Here’s a journey through some surfing wonderlands around the globe; French Polynesia, Bali, Australia and South Africa. Hop aboard!
Former Pro Surfer Pancho Sullivan shares his wise thoughts on the pure joy of surfing and swimming in the ocean.
Former Pro Surfer Pancho Sullivan shares his wise thoughts on the pure joy of surfing and swimming in the ocean.
Pic: A remarkable single-fin stylist (and prior Golden Breed Noosa store manager), Dane Wilson at last year’s Noosa Logger. ©Ian Borland
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.
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.
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.
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!
Tyler Stanaland scoring some gems (and poundings) at the Wedge in California during a recent south swell.
Dave & Chris having a blast on the liquid walls of Lennox Head, Australia.
Roisin Carolan’s smooth moves at Byron Bay and Lennox Heads – on McTavish boards, available at Golden Breed Noosa and Byron Bay stores.
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.
Legendary bodysurfer / lifeguard / waterman Mark Cunningham in his element. Great underwater photography.
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.
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.
Pic: Chelsea Williams free-surfing down the North Coast. Photo: Simon Williams
The Ultimate Waterman Laird Hamilton, cruising along seemingly endless lefts on his foliboard at beautiful Raglan, New Zealand.
Josh Constable – on the nose and in his Zen zone. ©Ian Borland/NFOS
Troy Mothershead – compsed ©Ian Borland/NFOS
Pic: Matty Chojnacki on a whopper. Photos: Ian Borland/NFOS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: Joel Tudor (styling in this still from the film) will be joined by Thomas Campbell to present Campbell’s seminal surf movie, ‘The Seedling’.
Fancy a surf though the French wine region? Press play
Soul surfing and entertainment highlights of the 2014 Noosa Festival of Surfing. By Di Ellis.
Pic: An epic quest fulfilled, but one which begs the question . . . “why?”