SURFERS YOU SHOULD KNOW – ARTHUR PARKYN

SURFERS YOU SHOULD KNOW – ARTHUR PARKYN

Arthur Parkyn may not be a name familiar to Australian surfers, but it should be. He facilitated one of the greatest shifts in Australian surfing history. A member of the Mooloolaba SLSA Arthur was chosen by the national surf life saving body to coach a Hawaiian team...
BOARD OF THE WEEK – MIGHTY MIGHTY KONG!

BOARD OF THE WEEK – MIGHTY MIGHTY KONG!

MIGHTY MIGHTY KONG! In the mid seventies as pro surfing became more established, there was one surfer who definitely stood out from the crowd. Wearing hyper-coloured superhero inspired wetsuits and riding fully decorated surfboards, Newcastle’s Mark Richards was...
SECRET SURF HISTORY – WHO INVENTED THE LEGROPE?

SECRET SURF HISTORY – WHO INVENTED THE LEGROPE?

WHO INVENTED THE LEGROPE? For a very long time being a surfer meant you had to be super fit and a strong swimmer. For over sixty years in Australia the timber surfboards used were heavy and hard to handle. If you wiped out you had to be able to swim after your board...