Gold Coast Reef Gets a 'Breast Enlargement'
The dream was for an epic left hander, plus a right hander, that promoted the sport of surfing and protected the beach from erosion. Time went on, the bags sunk a little, they began to split and slowly deflate, and well – you read the title. You know where we’re going with this. Locals are calling it the Narrowneck ‘Boob-Job’.
This week it was announced that $18 million was to be spent on renewing and protecting the Gold Coast’s beaches. Two million of which is going to be spent on 400 Tonne sand bags for Narrowneck, plumping up the already existing reef and hopefully delivering that Kelly Slater Wave Co style left and right hander. Coucil plans show that the new bags will be placed directly on top of the other ones in August, along with a host of other works that will be littering the Gold Coasts white sandy beaches.
There’s a million bucks going to fix the Southport Seawall, several going to Palm Beach for a new artificial reef (which might work better the first time around!) and the rest spent on beaches which need a little rejuvenation. Good time to be a surfer on the Gold Coast!
If My Life Is Taken, Don't Take Theirs: Fin for a Fin
A crowdfunding campaign has developed a surfboard fin that acts like a medical bracelet, and tells your rescuers that you don't support a shark cull if you get bitten.
The Heaviest Surfing Event on Earth - Red Bull Cape Fear
It's a heavy right hander that rears its ugly head in the biggest of storms, and the backdrop is the Sydney CBD. That's Red Bull Cape Fear, in a nutshell.
The Guy who Invented Your Wetsuit is Gone.
Jack O'Neil has passed away at the age of 94, at home in his iconic Santa Cruz beach house, where he's looked over the ocean with one eye since 1959.