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Journeys

Greatness

Greatness

February 11, 2022

I hated lots of it. But I’ll savour this.” This was the emotional confession from the G.O.A.T., Kelly Slater, after clinching his eighth Pipeline title at last week’s WSL Billabong Pipe Masters. It was perhaps the most honest public statement ever made by a professional athlete and came off the back of what was arguably the greatest moment in pro surfing history. Just five days shy of his 50th birthday, Slater dominated youthful vertebra and notorious specialists with a masterclass display of brilliance. Read more about how to create your own ultimate tribute….. 

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Tech Tip: To Rotate or Not?  That is the Question

Tech Tip: To Rotate or Not? That is the Question

December 21, 2021

How good is John John Florence? After a recent rocky career path thanks to some undesirable knee surgery, Florence cemented his dominant run at the recent Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Haleiwa Challenger with a perfect 10 in the Final. You can watch it here. 

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Where does a Tropicsurf guide go to unwind?

Where does a Tropicsurf guide go to unwind?

December 17, 2021

For surfers especially, travel is often in the blood. Most of us aren’t blessed with tropical, uncrowded waves on our doorstep and so we dream of a time and a place where this can become the ‘new normal’, if only for a week or so. But for our Tropicsurf guides who call these palm fringed beaches and turquoise line ups home, we can’t help but wonder what their surf travel dreams look like. When the relentless travel between dreamlands becomes too much of a good thing, where do they go to recharge? One of our most frequent island hoppers, Ryley Haskell give us an insight…

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The Elucidations of Woody Gooch

The Elucidations of Woody Gooch

July 01, 2021

Still in his early twenties, Noosa-raised Woody Gooch might be termed an enfant terrible of the photographic world, except that there is nothing childlike about the incredible body of his work, and his persona, far from being frightening, is the dreamy presence of the skatey/surfer/adventurer that he is.

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Postcards from Mandarina

Postcards from Mandarina

May 28, 2021

I’m Mike, Tropicsurf’s program manager stationed at our newest property, One&Only Mandarina. Perched amongst an unspoiled pocket of Nayarit’s tropical coastline, Mandarina leaves you feeling as though you’ve entered another world, despite being located just a stones-throw from Punta Mita. I reside at Mandarina with my fiancé Katia who hails from Mexico and together, we’re having the time of our lives as we explore this picturesque pocket of the world and everything it has to offer together. 

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Hawaii - What the Ancients Knew

Hawaii - What the Ancients Knew

September 16, 2020

The Hawaiian Islands are the most isolated landmasses on the planet. You feel the immensity of that isolation most clearly while bobbing in the ocean there. The cobalt Pacific’s deep-sea currents and swells detonate over Hawaii’s shallow reefs, creating explosive displays of barreling raw nature that’s nothing short of breathtaking.

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The Best Moments from the Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy

The Best Moments from the Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy

September 03, 2020

In 2011, the inaugural Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy event was brought to life, and in doing so, the concept of how surfing events could, and should be run was reimagined.

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David And Goliath

David And Goliath

May 20, 2020

Tropicsurf interviews Kai Lenny, 2019 SIMA Waterman of the Year and one of the most versatile surfers alive to ask him why he surfs and what really drives him.

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Why? Reflection For These Covid Times

Why? Reflection For These Covid Times

April 16, 2020

“Where do you live?” It’s the question I’m so often asked on my frequent globetrotting travels. “I don’t know” is often my reply, because for many years now, it seems I’ve been on the road so long I can hardly even remember where or what home actually is. Is my home really a life on the road?

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Why We Surf

Why We Surf

February 27, 2020

We all surf for different reasons. Freedom, fitness, adventure, the adrenaline of the drop or the simple pleasure of getting wet. If I were to ask you why you surf, you’d probably initially reply, ‘because it’s fun’. 

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Surf Occy's Left

Surf Occy's Left

February 10, 2020

If surfing one of the world’s most sought-after left-hand point breaks with just a handful of others sounds appealing, then NIHI Sumba needs to sit at the top of your travel list. 

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Simplicity: The Ultimate Sophistication

Simplicity: The Ultimate Sophistication

January 23, 2020

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