2018 INTERNATIONAL SURF PHOTOGRAPHER SEARCH FOR WOMEN, PRESENTED BY BRAVEN AUDIO  WILL YOU BE THE NEXT BIG THING? It's back! The last Mermaid Society International Photographer Search for Women in 2015 received 183 entries from as far as Russia, Iceland, Nova Scotia,

FILM // NEVER TOWN, PRESENTED BY PATAGONIA There are films that are produced every now and then that really mean something. They have messages that have the power to shift thinking and action across a generation. Patagonia is known for making

CLIP OF THE WEEK // PHILIPPA ANDERSON  Video by Philippa's Dad & Shane Blue Soundtrack 'Knife' by Bad Pony This week a surprise swell and offshore autumn winds threw out some nice looking waves on the New South Wales coastline. Looks like top-running

OPINION // SALTWATER PILGRIM LUCY SMALL  #BeBrave, Use Your Voice I have always thought that the best way to overcome the gender divide was to be excellent. Train, study, practise, be better. “Be so good they can’t ignore you,” I heard a

VIDEO // SHAKIRA WESTDORP SUP CHAMPION Video by Matty Schweitzer Last week Shakira Westdorp headed out to Tahiti from her home in Queensland on a surf trip that included a catalogue shoot for her sponsor Starboard. It was the Australian champion stand-up paddler's

BODYBOARDING // IBA SOUTH COAST BODYBOARD SEE THE WORLD'S BEST BODYBOARDERS LIVE Kiama is about to host the best bodyboarders in the world and you can see them live. The Association of Professional Bodyboarding (APB) has announced this week that world tour

WORLD SURF LEAGUE // 2018 BIG WAVE AWARDS WHO WILL BE THE 2018 WOMEN'S BIG WAVE SURFER OF THE YEAR? The World Surf League's Big Wave Awards are back in 2018 and we have a highly competitive women's award division. In its

ALICE FORREST // ENVIRONMENT  Ingestion of plastic by fish destined for human consumption in remote South Pacific Islands This week my research findings - on plastic inside commonly eaten fish in the South Pacific - were published in the Australian Journal of Maritime

EVENT // 2018 RIP CURL PRO BELLS BEACH  Caroline Marks Meets Steph Gilmore & Forces Gear Change At Rip Curl Pro Last week I took a look at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach draw and there was something about Caroline Marks

 CLIP OF THE WEEK // AMBER MOZO FORGIVING PIPELINE  We have been sharing the work of 22-year-old Amber Mozo for years. She travels the world shooting the most idyllic locations, beautiful waves and people. She's a Hawaiian native so picture perfect

REVIEW // THE BIKINI COLLECTIVE BY KATE MCMAHON Kate McMahon has been in and around the surf industry for a long time and we're SO stoked that she's finally put pen to paper (or ink to paper) on her own to

Will Coco Ho Hoist A World Title Trophy Above Her Head Like Her Dad? CLIP OF THE WEEK // XO COCO HO PRESENTED BY VOLCOM  2018 marks Coco Ho's tenth year on the world championship tour and before that she dominated the Hawaiian

Noosa's 8 Days Of Pure Stoke, Brings Surfing's Essence Alive EVENTS // 2018 NOOSA FESTIVAL OF SURFING  Videos by Gary McEvoy - See all the event videos from Gary here. It says it all in the logo, '8 days of pure stoke', and

THE MERMAID SOCIETY // NEWS Photo of Alyssa Spencer of the USA by Ethan Smith The Tokyo 2020 Olympic games are just two years away now and for the very first time, surfing will feature. If you're lucky enough to qualify to

PODCAST // EPISODE 6 WITH KASSIA MEADOR Kassia Meador Is A Leader In Women’s Longboarding & A Surf Industry Entrepreneur Photos by Dane Peterson Visit KASSIA + SURF When you’re out in the line up, packed or alone, it feels like you’re part of

Magic Happened At Kirra Today: Lakey Peterson Wins 2018 Roxy Pro Today was a memorable day in the history of surfing.  Every year that the Roxy (and Quiksilver) Pro events are the season opener at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast, it's

Cait Miers Lives The Life Your Dream Of 25-year-old Cait Miers sat on the pointy volcanic rock platform at Snapper Rocks as a teenager with a camera in hand. Once her finger pressed down on her first image she was hooked.

FEATURE // 2017 WOMEN'S SURFBOARD GUIDE Presented by Braven Audio, The Bucha of Byron & The Surf Meal Co. Last week we paid a visit to our mate Tim at Aloha in Manly. He knows more about boards than nearly anyone and

2018 Mermaid Society International Surf Photographer Search presented by Braven Audio Terms & Conditions By participating in this competition (the “contest”), you (“contestant” or “entrant” or “you”) agrees to abide by the following Official Terms, Conditions and Rules, including all eligibility requirements,