The Australian Grand Slam of Surfing is a series of three WSL professional surfing events held at the following locations:
- Boost Mobile Pro Gold Coast: South Stradbroke Island, Gold Coast, QLD
- Tweed Coast Pro: Cabarita Beach, Tweed Heads, NSW
- Margaret River Pro: Margaret River, WA
Before you go forking out cash for your next factory-made generic shortboard, consider grabbing yourself a silky, hand-cut board from one of these local custom boardshapers.
In no particular order, please see our list below of the 17 best local custom surfboard shapers in Australia.
We’ve rounded up a list of the 9 Best Surfboards for Beginners below.
Before we begin let’s cover some of the basics…
Should I Buy a Shortboard or Longboard?
Generally speaking, the longer the board, the more buoyant and stable it is. This makes longboards easier to learn how to stand up on and ideal for beginners. The trade-off, however, is that long boards tend to be more difficult to steer and duck-dive (an advanced manoeuvre to duck under waves).
We recommend finding a board that is long enough to be easy to stand up on but not so long that it feels like you’re riding a tree!
Which Length Surfboard is Good for a Beginner?
If you weigh less than 85kgs (187 pounds) and are less than 6’1” feet (185cm) tall…
The Sydney Surf Pro is receiving more publicity than ever before and event organisers are expecting thousands of spectators to descend on Manly Beach this weekend for the competition. With 10,000 qualifying series (QS) points and $25,000 in prize money up for grabs, surfers from around the globe will be fighting hard for the win.
We’ve broken down who we think will come 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in both the men’s and women’s events below.
Scientists have developed an ethical shark attack prevention system known as a SMART drum line. SMART stands for “Shark Management Alert in Real Time”.
SMART drum lines are deployed along the coastline around 500m from shore and alert local authorities when a shark has been caught so that experts can arrive at the scene and release the shark back into the wild.
Luckily for us, our oceans have been absorbing most of the heat but at what cost?
1. Increased Sea Surface Temperature
2. Coral Bleaching
3. Fish Migration
4. Rising Sea Levels
5. Ocean Acidification
6. Coastal Flooding
The final stop on the Men’s WSL Championship Tour is the Pipe Masters in Hawaii.
So what will this year have in store and who will win?
We’ve broken down who we think will come 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
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