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Ripple Effect: Wired

Ripple Effect: Wired

In 1993 Louis Rossetto and Jane Metcalfe launched WIRED, a magazine that would go on to become the mouthpiece of the digital revolution, fusing art design and technology to spearhead the charge into a brave new World Wide Web. Today WIRED is read by some…

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Backwash

Backwash

When the team at Backwash asked Demi to write an opinion piece for Issue 2 her thoughts naturally turned to the much maligned world of body surfing. “I pulled on some fins and swam out back. And here’s the joy of it; every cliché you…

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Filmmaker Focus: Swedish Made

Filmmaker Focus: Swedish Made

We were stoked to meet up with fellow mat surfer and award winning Swedish filmmaker Tim Ciasto on his recent trip to Cornwall to discuss the delights of living an under inflated life. In between sharing a few waves and dodging the worst of the…

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Hokkaido’s Soul

Hokkaido’s Soul

Backwash Surf Anthology travelled to Japan for Issue 2 and Chris Nelson was commissioned to pen a piece on the surf community of Hokkaido. Extract: “The sun has dropped below the hills. Shadows stretch from dark factory buildings: over the tarmac, across the dunes and…

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Ripple Effect Season 2

Ripple Effect Season 2

Chris Nelson and Demi Taylor were commissioned to write Season 2 of the award winning The Ripple Effect. Exploring the lives and reach of game changing entrepreneurs and icons including the likes of Low Brow artist Robert Williams, father of the synthesizer Robert Moog and…

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Huck: Scotland’s North Shore

Huck: Scotland’s North Shore

  You have to be made of sturdy stock to surf Scotland’s North Shore but those who went in first are the hardiest of them all. This is the story of those cold water pioneers by Chris Nelson for Huck Magazine. Extract below. ‘There are…

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SLYDER CUP 3.0

SLYDER CUP 3.0

The Slyder Cup 3 – The Results  There’s an old saying, “Fourth time lucky”, well, maybe there isn’t, but there should be! After three previous scheduled dates when Huey sent either macking swell or none at all – the 2016 Slyder Cup presented by Reef…

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Cold Water Souls

Cold Water Souls

Chris Nelson grew up surfing the frigid reefs of England’s northeast coast, where Arctic swells are groomed into reeling lefts and winter water temperatures regularly dip below 5 degrees. ‘Cold Water Souls: In Search of Surfing’s Cold Water Pioneers’ has taken acclaimed surf writer Chris Nelson…

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3rd ANNUAL SLYDER CUP

Graeme Webster - G-Mat SurfMats

We’re stoked to announce that the 3rd Annual Slyder Cup presented by Reef is on! November has been a tricky month and we’ve been monitoring conditions during the official ‘Holden Period’. And as this month draws to a close, a chink of light has been spied…

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Make // Do Handplane

Make // Do Handplane

Make // Do for the 3rd Annual Slyder Cup. A piece of pine in the back of the garage, a strap from an old boardbag, neoprene from an old wettie, a jig saw, a power sander, some linseed oil and a few hours later a…

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