Is Britain’s Best Olympic Surf Hope A 10-year-old Skateboarder From Japan?

Is Britain’s Best Olympic Surf Hope A 10-year-old Skateboarder From Japan?

According to a piece It’s Not The Length Podcast co-host Ben Mondy painstakingly researched and wrote for the WSL, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifiers from the WSL ratings, if the event were to run now, would be as follows. Men: John John Florence (USA), Kolohe Andino (USA), Italo Ferreira (BRA), Kanoa Igarashi (JPN), Jordy Smith (ZA), Filipe Toledo (BRA), Ryan Callinan (AUS), Jeremy Flores (FRA), Julian […]

Will Olympic Inclusion Put Pay To Pro Surfing’s Culture of Casual drug use?

Will Olympic Inclusion Put Pay To Pro Surfing’s Culture of Casual drug use?

Earlier this week the WSL announced it had reached a ‘landmark’ anti-doping agreement with the ISA, to ensure all its athletes are eligible for competing in the Olympics. As with almost all of the WSL’s announcements regarding drug policy, the release contained lots of superlatives, lots of talk of integrity and left lots of unanswered […]

It’s Not The Length Podcast Episode 5: Send Slater To Coventry

It’s Not The Length Podcast Episode 5: Send Slater To Coventry

Just like Luniz, INTL podcast has 5 on it, and by that we mean episodes on Soundcloud, iTunes, your phone’s pod app, or wherever you get your audio on demand! That’s right, Wavelength’s award-deserving surf podcast is back featuring the latest news and views from hosts Paul Evans and Ben Mondy. With the Australia (plus Bali) CT leg all […]

Should Surfers Travel?

Should Surfers Travel?

We surfers are way ahead of all the riff raff out there. Streets, light years, etc. So much so, in fact, that any comparisons between us and the ‘legions of the unjazzed’ as one of our foremost prophets, Phil Edwards labelled em in the mid 60’s, seem unfair. Oh go on then… let us indulge in […]

How Not To: Talk To Vegans

How Not To: Talk To Vegans

Some of your very favourite surfers in the world have either gone vegan or have been having vegan curious feelings, as identified in a groundbreaking piece of journalism I did for the WSL last year (before getting a lucrative* promotion to WL). So it stands to reason that more of y’all are shunning flesh, ovum & cow […]

In Conversation With Duct Tape Invitational Winner Kaneila Stewart

In Conversation With Duct Tape Invitational Winner Kaneila Stewart

[This conversation was recorded at the 2019 Vans Duct Tape Invitational as part of our series exploring contemporary longboarding’s most interesting characters. See more from the event here.] Seventeen year-old Hawaiian Kaneila Stewart, known as Kani for short, has had a barnstorming start to 2019 by any measure. First, he snapped up an invite to […]

WATCH: Highlights From The 2019 Vans Duct Tape Invitational In Ericeira

WATCH: Highlights From The 2019 Vans Duct Tape Invitational In Ericeira

Last weekend saw 16 of the world’s best male and female loggers convene on the sunny shores of Portugal for the 18th Joel Tudor Vans Duct Tape Invitational. Among a jam-packed Euro comp circuit of low ranked QS’ and drawn out CT’s, the three-day extravaganza that is the DT is a breath of fresh air. […]

Want To Own A Wave Pool? Bournemouth’s £35 Million Lagoon Project Is ‘Seeking Investors’

Want To Own A Wave Pool? Bournemouth’s £35 Million Lagoon Project Is ‘Seeking Investors’

Plans have been revealed for a £35million development called The Lagoon for the south coast town of Bournemouth, including a wave pool capable of generating 2400 waves/hour. The 15 acre site is set to include a 145 bedroom hotel and glamping site, all part an of “energy neutral… environmentally friendly solution”. Building work is set to […]

How Not To Surf The South West

How Not To Surf The South West

When spring has properly sprung, the ocean curious Briton’s conscience turns instinctively down and left, towards the granite index finger fringed in foaming surf known as the South West Peninsula. Sure, there are great waves elsewhere on our island, like the brave NE, or perhaps the charismatic Wales. Scotland has some of the very finest reef breaks in Europe […]