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The Mark ‘Stork’ Thompson Interview

Photographer Mark "Stork" Thompson sheds some light on his recent work behind the lens. Mark 'Stork' Thompson is a name that has kept popping...

Michelle Rozzen Interview

If you're interested to know what kind of gig you could get as a physio, see what we wrangled out of the IBA's...

Youth – Vaughan Hoekman

Victorian Vaughan's very vivacious ventures.Above: Vaughan and a very appealing beachbreak at home. From the pages of Riptide #198. Photo: Ed SloaneWe think...

Seven talking points from the ISA World Bodyboard Championships

We take a look at some of the big talking points from this year's amazing ISA World Bodyboard Championships. RELATED: TEAM BRAZIL WINS ISA WORLD...

8 of the craziest inventions in bodyboarding

Bodyboarding has had its fair share of strange designs, odd accessories, and downright crazy inventions over the years. Riptide guest contributor Rob Beaton from Vintage...

The Dark Side of Competition

Words by Lewy Finnegan. Photo by Cayetano Gonzalez Competing can either be your best friend or your worst enemy. Sometimes you can be perfectly in sync with...

Youth – Zach Self

Age: 20 Lives: Bawley Point, NSW Sponsors: Board Lounge Congratulations on the Youth shot in #203. Was it your first time in Riptide?  Yeah, that was my first...

Flicking The Switch

The World Titles? I’ll always wonder why it couldn’t happen. I beat Guilherme [Tamega] at certain events, but coming second to him for those two years I was still happy because he was a true champ. It was still hard coming so close though.

Youth – Jake “Bones” Gibson

Charges heavy slabs? Check. Badass nickname? Check.Above: Bones and the shot that landed him in the Riptide Youth pages of issue 201. Beautiful...

The Five Most Important Waves of Nick Gornall’s Career

As part of our series by guest contributor Tim Leeson (former Riptide editor), we ask some of the biggest names in the bodyboarding industry what are the five...

CORE Podcast – Lewy Finnegan

Lewy Finnegan has come a long way in a seeming short career, but after a series of injuries mixed with a party-hard lifestyle began...

Cover-More Travel Diary: Matt and Joe in The Philippines

Written and Photographed by Michael Jennings Traveling can be one of the most rewarding experiences. The opportunity to search, explore, walking in the shoes of...

Bush to Boogin’

From the sticks to Aussie Champ, sessions with Hardballs and a stint with Riptide. Above: Sophie, her brother Lachy and the one and only Ryan...

Who the hell are Drag Board Co?

Formed by the twisted minds of Ryan Mattick and Dave Fox - chief operators of the Stoke Factory, Zion Wetsuits and I Am None...
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Youth – Jesse John Blair

It has been a loooooooong time between drinks for the Youth interviews at Riptide, and for that we apologise. Now, we don't want to make...

Youth – Marshall Watson

We chat with #196 Youth Marshall Watson with some bonus images from the South Oz's local wedge. Hi Marshall, thanks for taking the time...

Creative Chaos: Luke Shadbolt shares the inspiration behind his magnificent Maelstrom

Longtime Riptide contributor and super-talented lensman Luke Shadbolt has entered the new world of photography exhibitions and his first offering, entitled Maelstrom, is nothing short...

The Five Most Important Waves of Ben Player’s Career

As part of our ongoing series by guest contributor Tim Leeson (former Riptide editor), we ask some of the biggest names in the bodyboarding industry what are the...

The Riptide guide to making the perfect web clip

If you happen to keep an eye on our website on a daily basis (which you should), you may notice that our busiest section,...

Wingnut

“I felt like I had two personalities,” Wingnut said. “On one side there was the ‘Wingnut’ that was a bit of a party boy and a bit of a nutter. Then there was the normal Adam that only my friends knew me as. I was getting depressed and down on myself. It wasn’t until I was diagnosed that it started to make sense."

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