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A Closer Look At Indonesia’s Plan To Create Ten New Balis: Morotai

A Closer Look At Indonesia’s Plan To Create Ten New Balis: Morotai

Over the last few years, the Indonesian government has been working on an ambitious plan, aimed at rapidly growing tourism in ten handpicked locations across the archipelago. Its authors call it ‘Ten New Balis’. For the doomsayers among you, this title will no doubt evoke visions of foreign developers with dollar signs for eyes rolling […]

Whatever Happened To Reubyn Ash?

Whatever Happened To Reubyn Ash?

A few days ago Stab published an article heralding their picks for the most ‘unjustly appraised pro surfers’ of recent times. ‘Unjustly appraised’? We hear you cry, surely that’s just a needlessly verbose synonym for underrated? Apparently there’s some subtle distinction, althought it appeared equally lost on contributors and readers alike. Anyway, mid-way through the […]

Ireland Stories: A Mythical Moment At Mullaghmore With Shambles McGoldrick

Ireland Stories: A Mythical Moment At Mullaghmore With Shambles McGoldrick

Our latest print edition, Vol 258, is dedicated to the mythology and folklore that animates surf culture. For a feature set in the Emerald Isle, we tracked down some of the pioneering surfers from the nation’s golden era of heavy wave discovery, gathering a collection of stories from those halcyon days. We strung the best […]

How The Star Of The Endless Summer Became An International Drug Smuggler

How The Star Of The Endless Summer Became An International Drug Smuggler

[We’re excited to announce we’ll be showing The Endless Summer and The Endless Summer II at the Wavelength drive-in cinema, overlooking Watergate Bay, on the 15th and 22nd of August respectively. Get your tickets here.]  It’s the autumn of 1963 and Mike Hynson is sat in a plane seat, sweating and itchy, with sticky tape bound tightly around his torso. […]

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