The Coastalwatch Isolation Salvation – No.2

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COASTALWATCH | LISTS

It's our second week in a row of a-quarantining and a-isolating and a-grooving and a-shaking and the second week of our Isolation Salvation – a bunch of things we've pulled together to check out and keep the stoke alive. Pumping tubes, classic videos, epic fails, goofy podcasts, and classic reading from Coastalwatch's archives. Stay home, stay safe, and do your best to stay stoked. We're all in this together. – CW


Froth An All-Time Swell

TC GITA: A Sunday Lunch Session At Kirra

Sunday, Feb 19th 2018 was on for the Kirra Surfriders Club comp! See what happened on day three of the Cyclone Gita groundswell with Taj Burrow, Parko, Dion Atkinson, Dom Walsh, Hazza, Ryan Hipwood, Brenno, Sheldon Simkus, Eddie Kelly, Jarrod White, Korbin Hutchings. Video by Craig Halstead



Have A Laugh

Poor Bloke Gets Absolutely Owned When Rocking Off At Burleigh Heads

We've all been there: Failed rock-offs suck, but they're wonderful when they're, uh, not you. This is an absolute classic of a Friday Fail.


Something To Listen To

Is Endless Summer The Greatest Surf Movie of All Time?

A themed episode of the Dooley podcast dedicated entirely to the Bruce Brown seminal surfing film, The Endless Summer For this special episode Mike and Danny rewatch the classic, then run through a quiz and discuss it all. From you shoulda been here yesterday to Cape St Francis, and oh so much less.


Surf Books You Mightn't Have Read Yet

The Shane Gang by Shane Stedman & Church of the Open Sky by Nat Young

Two extremely different books fall into surfing's collective memory. Nick Carroll reviews them both. Read the review here.



A Classic Read

The Perils of The Paddle Out – Sean Doherty On Getting Flogged By The Winkipop Button

There’s a perverse schadenfreude spicing the breeze whenever a rock jump goes wrong… and there are few worse places to screw it up than the Winkipop Button. Seano walks us through it in this classic yarn from 2014. Read it here.

Looking down on Winki the morning Sean Doherty had his date with Dwayne Johnson (The Rock). Photo: Scanlon

Looking down on Winki the morning Sean Doherty had his date with Dwayne Johnson (The Rock). Photo: Scanlon




Short Surf History of Anything

Jock Serong's Short History Of Goat Boats

A quick and fun read from the author of Quota, Preservation and The Rules to Backyard Cricket on an intrinsic and necessary part of our lives as everyday surfers – goat boats! Read it here.

Illustration by Nanda Ormond

Illustration by Nanda Ormond



Epic Surf Movie

Sabotaj – Watch The Classic Taj Burrow Profile Film

Released in 1998, the film arrived in a good year for surf videos made by legendary surf filmmaker Jack McCoy and Billabong with Wide OpenThe Occumentary and Sabotaj all released in the same 12 months (what a golden era!).

With grom footage, his first two years on tour, the best freesurfing footage of him and friends (Rasta, Jake Paterson, Noodles Webster and more) filmed over the course of a year, and of course the legendary Bumbat Challenge – Sabotaj remains one of the great surf profile films.


Want more? Check out Isolation Salvation No.1

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