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 […]

It’s Not The Length Podcast Ep 19: Autumn, You Little Beauty!

It’s Not The Length Podcast Ep 19: Autumn, You Little Beauty!

It’s Not The Length Podcast, your favourite surf culture and social commentary on demand audio entertainment platform returns with the full potency and authority of a crisp autumnal groundswell. Hosts Paul Evans and Ben Mondy mull over surf news, reflect upon their own ever-evolving roles as major assets to the global wave-riding community, and bring […]

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 […]

Introducing: The Wavelength Surf Fest; An Evening Of Surf Cinema From The Cliffs Of Watergate Bay

Introducing: The Wavelength Surf Fest; An Evening Of Surf Cinema From The Cliffs Of Watergate Bay

Over the last 9 weeks, we’ve had a blast welcoming thousands of you along to our summer of drive-in cinema for cult classics from the clifftops of Cornwall.  To celebrate the end of an excellent run, we’re kicking off our final weekend with a special evening of surf cinema on Friday 4th September.  Alongside the […]

How Not To: Staycation

How Not To: Staycation

Today is the last day of an 8-week surf trip in my hometown, which happens to be Capbreton, SW France. I haven’t been more than 7 km from my ends, other than a day trip up the hills for a hike, which wasn’t my idea, and wasn’t as much fun as advertised (too much driving). […]

Introducing AFROSURF; A New Book Featuring The Untold Story Of African Surf Culture

Introducing AFROSURF; A New Book Featuring The Untold Story Of African Surf Culture

“The continent is too large to describe,” writes Ryszard Kapuscinski of Africa in the introduction to his book The Shadow Of The Sun. “It is a veritable ocean, a separate planet, a varied, immensely rich cosmos. Only with the greatest simplification, for the sake of convenience, can we say ‘Africa’.” Indeed, while surfers have been […]

After The Endless Summer II: What Happened To The Surf Destinations Featured In The Film?

After The Endless Summer II: What Happened To The Surf Destinations Featured In The Film?

[We’re excited to be showing The Endless Summer II at the Wavelength drive-in cinema, overlooking Watergate Bay, this Saturday (the 22nd of August.) Get your tickets here.]  In late 1992, Pat O’Connell, Robert ‘Wingnut’ Weaver and Bruce Brown set off around the world for the long-awaited sequel to the 60s smash The Endless Summer.  The plan was to […]

From Jay Adams to Sky Brown: A Brief History of Surfing & Skateboarding’s Awkward Truce

From Jay Adams to Sky Brown: A Brief History of Surfing & Skateboarding’s Awkward Truce

We’ve been screening cult classics from the clifftops of Cornwall all summer long at Wavelength’s Drive In Cinema. With only a few weekends to go, don’t miss out on your chance to get tickets to see iconic features like Dog Town & Z Boys and Endless Summer 2 on the big screen. “Waves, winds, hills […]

‘We’re Gonna Explore The World, Our Way’ Pat O’Connell on The Endless Summer 2

‘We’re Gonna Explore The World, Our Way’ Pat O’Connell on The Endless Summer 2

We’re screening your favourite surf and feature films all summer long from the clifftops of Cornwall at the Wavelength Drive-In Cinema. Get your tickets for Endless Summer II here. We caught up with ES2 star Pat O’Connell the day after the Rumble at the Ranch, pro surfing’s official 2020 reboot. The fact that while very […]

“Person, Woman, Man, Camera…” Hossegor, Summer 2020: Late Capitalism’s Last Stand

“Person, Woman, Man, Camera…” Hossegor, Summer 2020: Late Capitalism’s Last Stand

Person, woman, man… camera. No, not him. A quick headcount – per metre squared of lineup – along the fair shores of Capbreton – Hossegor – Seignosse, August 2020. If the perceived Covid effects were distancing and localising production, there’s scant evidence in SW France as Europe’s great estival huddle tugs its face mask elastic […]

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. […]

Catching Up With Lucy Campbell

Catching Up With Lucy Campbell

Last weekend at our drive-in cinema screening of Point Break, we sat down with Korev ambassador and 6X National Champ Lucy Campbell for a pint and a quick catch up overlooking the waves at Watergate Bay.  WL: What do you reckon to our drive-in cinema then?  LC: It’s pretty amazing, such a good spot. I’d […]