Next stop on the WSL championship tour is Jeffreys Bay, South Africa! J-Bay is a mirror image of itself. It’s a place where one minute you’re on the best wave of your life and the next you’re fighting off a great white shark. The bay is lined with beachfront mansions and yet a short walk down the road leads to a township known as “The Location” where the poorest of the poor live in shacks cobbled together from scrap timber and corrugated iron.
Do you feel like your surfing has stagnated in recent times? One of the biggest barriers stopping surfers from improving is lack of mobility in the joints. Perhaps sitting at that office desk has tightened your hips and lower back so much that it's stopping you from fulfilling your full surfing potential? If that’s the case, then perhaps it’s time to address your body’s overall mobility.
Next stop on the WSL world tour is Saquarema in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilian surfing fans are among the most passionate in the world and you can bet your bottom dollar that they will show up in droves for the event. With fierce home ground support behind him, Filipe Toledo defeated Aussie, Wade Carmic
You never know what you’re going to get at the Margaret River Pro in WA. Last year, the event had to be cancelled and moved to Bali because two local surfers were mauled by sharks at nearby beach breaks. At the time, current reigning world champion Gabriel Medina said, "I don't think I'm going to surf here in the conte
There is a lot of shallow and misguided idolatry of sports stars in this country. Often, it’s based on the sportsperson’s narrow physical ability without consideration of the person as a whole. We regularly dismiss casual misogyny or weekend drug abuse as larrikinism provided the perpetrator can kick a footy straight or bowl a wrong-un. There are plenty of Aussie sports stars alive today in this category, and although they are great sports “players” they make terrible sports “people”. Being a great sportsperson is more than physical talent. When you accept the fame, cars and sex, you inherently accept the responsibilities of being someone who Australian society looks up to, and there is no one who understands these responsibilities better...