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surfing, Coffee Shops, surfing History

Today's Coffee

by David Wade Chambers

Torquay — What’s that dirty old piece of wood, painted red, on the wall of Today’s Coffee Shop? Well, when you are in one of Australia’s surfing capitals, you can expect to see prized old surf boards used as decoration. Antiques, as it were. Torquay is the home of Bell’s Beach, and, not by accident, the birth place of international surfwear labels, such as Rip Curl and Quicksilver. In 2002 the combin...

surfing, sea, indigenous

Indigenous Surfing

by David Wade Chambers

Bells beach — As one would expect, surfing is pretty huge in the Surf Coast Shire, home of Bells Beach, an important Australian venue for this sport. Bells is also the location of the annual aboriginal titles comp...

Beach, surfing

Feels like an invasion!

by David Wade Chambers

Aireys inlet — I know that it is a glorious moment for these city kids when they hit the beach for a spring surfing break from school, but to us crusty old locals, it seems a bit like an invasion from outer space. ...

surfing, Travel, Fragment

A storm and a selfie worthy moment

by Charlie Grosso

Mona vale — We rented a beach house but we didn’t consider the weather or check the surf condition. It’s been overcast and chilly. The current is too strong and too rough for beginning surfers on long boards. Our...

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