Breath review: Simon Baker’s directorial debut is a nostalgic tribute to surf culture but has rare moments that shine

Breath review: Simon Baker’s directorial debut is a nostalgic tribute to surf culture but has rare moments that shine

Updated May 03, 2018 17:56:10 Photo: The film references director Simon Baker’s upbringing. (Supplied: Roadshow Films) Related Story: ‘Men need to let go’: Tim Winton reflects on toxic masculinity in his latest novel Perhaps some books aren’t meant to be adapted for the screen. Or at least not on your …

Surf, sand and sunset skylines: Australian cities on Instagram | Cities

Australia is one of the most urbanised countries in the world, with a full 40% of its population living in either Melbourne or Sydney: large, sprawling, coastal cities with very different personalities. Factoring in the other state, territory and national capitals – Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Perth and Darwin – …

Singlet ban only for blokes ‘discriminatory’, Queensland surf clubs warned

Singlet ban only for blokes ‘discriminatory’, Queensland surf clubs warned

Posted April 12, 2018 05:28:31 Photo: Men in singlets are now welcome at Coolum Beach Surf Club. (ABC News: Jacqueline Street) Surf clubs in southern Queensland are facing increasing pressure to rethink dress standards seen to be discriminating against men because the rule does not apply to women. The problem …

Australia riding the wave of the surf park boom

Australia riding the wave of the surf park boom

By business reporter Tracey Kirkland Posted April 04, 2018 17:46:10 Photo: Several surf parks have been mooted for locations around Australia over recent years. (Supplied: Squint/Opera) The hunt for the perfect wave, the early morning surf check, the tribal meeting point, talk of tides and sets, the long paddle out, …

Beaches closed along Gold and Sunshine Coasts at start of Easter weekend due to cyclonic surf

Beaches closed along Gold and Sunshine Coasts at start of Easter weekend due to cyclonic surf

By Jacqueline Street and Lucy Murray Posted March 30, 2018 13:30:44 Photo: Gold Coast lifeguards have closed most beaches for swimming due to rough surf. (ABC News: Alex Papp) Related Story: Queenslanders warned to prepare for wild weather on Easter Monday Rough surf conditions created by ex-Tropical Cyclone Iris have …

Bondi surf break kickstarts ‘surfing revolution’ in war-torn Ivory Coast

Bondi surf break kickstarts ‘surfing revolution’ in war-torn Ivory Coast

By freelance correspondent Brietta Hague Posted March 25, 2018 06:00:00 Photo: Alphonse Coulibaly (centre) and Souleymane Sidibe (right) hope to be the first Ivorian surfers in the 2020 Olympics. (ABC News: Brietta Hague) Hadi Beydoun never expected to become a surf entrepreneur. Like most people growing up in the Ivory …

Julian Wilson deals with the pain to win season-opening World Surf League event on the Gold Coast

Julian Wilson deals with the pain to win season-opening World Surf League event on the Gold Coast

Updated March 16, 2018 18:24:41 Photo: Australian surfer Julian Wilson has won the opening event of the 2018 World Surf League tour with a win at Kirra (Source: WSL/Sloane) Australian surfer Julian Wilson has opened his 2018 World Surf League account with a win over Central Coast surfer Adrian Buchan …