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Forwarded by Matthieu SANTAL 

From The Vault

Here is an archive of a copy of Surfabout. In response to the growth in popularity of surfing in the early 1960s Australian surfing magazines started to appear, detailing what was happening in surfing in Australia. Jack Eden was a photographer and saw the advantage 

of aligning his work with stories about local surfers and beaches. This magazine, featuring indigenous Australian themes in its cover art, is the 1st Edition of 'Surf About' a quarterly magazine published from August 1962 to 1968. The name itself was an adaptation of the indigenous term "Walk About".

The picture (taken by Dr. Don James) is of Rusty Miller falling into a boomer at Sunset Beach with Miki Dora paddling up the face, there is a lot to like about this image, the beautiful but menacing wave, Rusty's sinister stance, Dora nonchalantly paddling up the face (how are those shorts?) as I said a great shot!

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© Don James | Rusty Mille falling into a boomer


Forwarded by Matthieu SANTAL 

Tahiti Surf Club, Pupu Faahe'e, in 1966

Here is a picture of the Tahiti Surf Club, Pupu Faahe'e in 1966. It was the first surf club in Tahiti, it was created in 1966 and officialized on June 21, 1967. Without a doubt, the Tahiti Surf Club is the founding father of all surf clubs in Polynesia. It is at the origin of the rebirth of this sport in Polynesia, a sport that attracts thousands of surfers, licensed or not, on the Tahitian spots.

On the picture, we can see : In front, Gilles Leboucher in flowered shorts and the car the 403 belonged to Rémy Paofai. The second from the right ... Henry said Henere Lucas. The 6th from the left Eric Paofai, In the center, the 2 brothers Eric and Remy. Crotty Pouira and Henere Lucas on the right. The young blond man in front of Henry Lucas is Tony Rutgers and his brother Jimmy in the back.

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© Tahiti Heritage | Surfers of the Tahiti surf club 

Did you know ? 

By Alexandre ABBADI

The first major surf competition took place in 1928 in Corona del Mar, California.

American Surf Magazine reported that 66% of all surfers think about sharks while riding a wave

Hawaiian Garrett McNamara holds the record for the “Largest Wave Surfed.” He rode a 100-foot wave in Portugal in 2013

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© Jess Loiterton | Just pure 



Stoked and broke (2010) 
Cyrus Sutton 


From the brains behind comes a staycation surfari epic on zero dollars.
Making their own boards, bamboo rickshaws, solar cookers, and hobo stoves, surfers Ryan Burch and Cyrus Sutton set off on a thirty mile, eight day walk through San Diego, CA. What begins as a guide to taking a minimalist surfing journey, quickly becomes an examination of freedom vs alienation.

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By Alexandre ABBADI

The Water is Coming

Announced on January 11 before being finally canceled, the famous Eddie Aikau competition should start this Sunday in Waimea Bay, on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The best surfers in the world will be there to express all their talent. There will be forty surfers present including the multiple American world champion, the legend Kelly Slater.

© Emiliano Arano | The power of the ocean

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Editorial choice

By Matthieu SANTAL 

By Holden Trnka
White Sharks And 60-Foot Perfection At The Cortes Bank Session Of The Decade

Chas Smith
George Santos – Like Scandal Grips Oahu’s North Shore After World Surf League Lists Past Pipe Masters As Pro Pipeline Winners

Richard Wood
Man drowns attemping to rescue young daughter from surf off popular NSW tourist beach

Lauren Evans
Father dies in heroic attempt to save his daughter from the surf at Seven Mile Beach in Lennox Head
Father dies in heroic attempt to save his daughter from the surf at Seven Mile Beach in Lennox Head | Sky News Australia

Youtube Channel : GoPro
GoPro : Top 10 Surf Moments

The Last Image 

Mark Lee

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© Mark Lee | Man face the sea

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