Surf

Padang Padang Beach in Bali

The island of Bali is home to some of the best beaches in the world and Padang Padang Beach is one of our favourites….

Cloudbreak, Mamanuca Islands

In the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji lies one of the most sought after left-hand barrels in the world. Cloudbreak (aka Thunder Cloud Reef) is…

Drone froth from Hawaii

If you’ve been following THIS ISLAND LIFE on Instagram and Snapchat, you may have noticed our recent drone-flying obsession. Michaela (TIL Director of Photography) has…

The skimpiest wetsuit on the market

It was only a matter of time before the sisters behind swimwear label Mikoh launched a surf line. Kalani and Oleema Miller are known for…

A-framed paradise in Goa, India

We’ve seen Dave Rastovich getting shacked in Lakshadweep and Chippa Wilson throwing tail on glassy Indian beachies, but for India’s tiniest state, the ‘no…

Playtime on Waikiki Beach, Hawaii

Some of you might remember that we were in Hawaii a year ago, staying on Sunset Beach and spending most of our time on…

Surfer threads by Insted We Smile

I heard about pro surfer Luke Stedman’s clothing line Insted We Smile a while back, but it wasn’t until I was in Bali a…

Fashionable wetsuits by Alopé

Hailing from Australia’s sunny Gold Coast, Alopé is a new surfwear label creating stylish suits in an array of cool prints and cuts. Started…

Shaun Freeman takes you to Paradisio

The guys I went to high school with sure are a talented crew – musicians, photographers, board shapers, artists and furniture designers, they’re all…

Fashion wetsuits by Tallow

Surprisingly, there aren’t many Aussie surf brands around designing wetsuits like Tallow. The ladies behind this Byron Bay-based label tailor their collections to stylish…

Sally Fitzgibbons for Tara Wolf bracelets

Australian pro surfer and world number two Sally Fitzgibbons has become the face of a new chakra and zodiac jewellery collection by Aussie label Tara Wolf. I…

Surf photography by Frothers

Frothers is a Sydney-based website run by a bunch of photographers who each share a common love of the ocean, sun and sand. Every…

Big waves on the big screen

Last week we were lucky enough to get tickets to the premiere of Tim Bonython’s Australian Surf Movie Festival. Now in its tenth year,…