The Life Australian Blog

posted by / News / March 17, 2009

The YHA (Youth Hostel Accommodations) of Australia is a network of backpackers’ joints spread throughout the country at every popular

2009 Quiksilver Pro: Final Day Redux

posted by / News / March 15, 2009

Out on the road, opportunities arise, travel plans change, and contacts call from the highway saying they’re turning around for

Surfing Blog: Fit For Surf

posted by / News / March 15, 2009

Not that I ever wipe out, mind you — but there are those among us who do get injured while

Cinematic Stimuli

posted by / News / March 13, 2009

Modern Collective – The First Visions from Poor Specimen on Vimeo. From the looks of this trailer, we’d say Kai

Poor Specimen’s New Films, New Website, New Surfing

posted by / News / March 12, 2009

SURFING MAGAZINE: You keep telling us you’re about to take a break, but it seems like you’re planning more than

Photo Editor’s Corner

posted by / News / March 12, 2009

I hate Canon. So much in fact that from time to time I write their help desk and just spat

The Life Australian Blog: The Top 10 Australian Words To Know

posted by / News / March 12, 2009

After finally seeing The Late Show with David Letterman for the first time two nights ago, I feel compelled to

That’s Bullshit!

posted by / News / March 11, 2009

It’s a well-known fact; there is prejudice against Brazilians in the world of surfing. You all know it, but why

Joel Parkinson wins the 2009 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast

posted by / News / March 10, 2009

Conditions: Double-overhead Kirra depth chargesEvents Held: Ali/Frazier…I mean, Semis and the FinalNature’s Call: Dear PR department of the Save Kirra

The Present: Premiere

posted by / News / March 10, 2009

Thomas Campbell’s five-years-in-the-making opus, The Present, premiered this past weekend at La Paloma theater to four packed shows on two

2009 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Day 5

posted by / News / March 10, 2009

Conditions: Overhead tubes in an angry seaEvents Held: Round 4 through Quarterfinals, with heats extended to 35 minutes eachNature’s Call:

2009 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast: Day 4

posted by / News / March 9, 2009

Conditions: Knee to head high, side-shore winds, and plenty of diamonds in the roughEvents Held: The second half of Round

The Life Australian Blog: Best Of The Goldy With Julian Wilson

posted by / News / March 8, 2009

BEST RIGHT: Probably Kelly in his first round turn, he just did that one really cool turn on his fishy

Stephanie Gilmore wins the 2009 Roxy Pro Gold Coast

posted by / News / March 7, 2009

Conditions: 1-3 feet; soft and crumbly like feta cheeseEvents Held: Women’s Semis and Final; the first half of Men’s Round

2009 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast: Day 2

posted by / News / March 7, 2009

Conditions: 1 meter D-Bah, then 2 meter D-Bah, then 1 meter SnapperEvents Held: Quiksilver Pro Round 2Nature’s Call: Cyclone at

The Sound Of No Hands Clapping

posted by / News / March 7, 2009

‘Chirp-chirp-chirp.’ No that’s not a cricket. Or all three of this winter’s surf shop purchases hitting cash registers. It’s the

2009 Roxy Pro Gold Coast: Day 2

posted by / News / March 6, 2009

Stephanie Gilmore Conditions: Small and glassy in the morning, less small and less glassy later onEvents Held: Roxy Pro, Round

The Life Australian Blog: Best of the Goldy With The Gudauskas Brothers

posted by / News / March 6, 2009

BEST RIGHT: Tanner: I saw Parko get one our first day at D-Bah and do like four big, upside down

End Game: Cape Hatteras

posted by / News / March 5, 2009

The silence was deafening. (At least in my own head.) Last Thursday marked the final meeting of the “negotiated rulemaking

The Life Australian Blog: Best of The Goldy with Timmy Reyes

posted by / News / March 4, 2009

BEST RIGHT: Luke Davis off the Duranbah wall, flare tail to flare tail to air. He was ripping. It was