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YOUTH – Patrick Franklyn

Patrick is a 15 year old bodyboarder from Fremantle, WA. He is keen to take the sport as far as he possibly could, whilst...

(Shark) Island Style with Jacob Romero

With its freezing cold waters, unforgiving barnacle-covered reef and mutant lips and sections, Cronulla's Shark Island probably isn't a must-see destination for Hawaiian bodyboarders. Riders...

YOUTH – Holden Ross

Holden Ross just turned 13 and has already been lucky enough to surf with one of his bodyboarding heroes in fellow West Australian Ryan...

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...

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...
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Matiaz Diaz Ripping At Home

Better late than never. Chiléan bodyboarder Matiaz Diaz hit our inbox some two weeks ago in something of a nonchalant fashion. Armed only with the modest request...

10 boards that shaped the sport

What is the most influential bodyboard of all time?Guest writer Rob Beaton from VintageBodyboards.com gives us, in his expert opinion, the 10 most...

YOUTH – Dylan O’Brien

Dylan O’Brien is a grom to look out for on the West Coast of Australia. At the age of 14, he's already set on a...
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Sam Proctor signs with Reeflex Wetsuits

We've just received word that Sunshine Coast shredder Sam Proctor has signed with the ever-expanding Reeflex Wetsuits empire. Riptide Magazine decided to catch up with...

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...
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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...

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...

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."

State News – January/February edition

State News is back for 2016 with all the latest news and rumours in Australian bodyboarding. This month's State News is presented by the Holding...

Have You Heard with Tyson Ryan

Much like his hero Paul Roach and good mate Matt Lackey, Gold Coast dropknee shralper Tyson Ryan loves his metal. So we asked Tyson to give us five...
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Riptide Presents: Who Cares?

West Australian dropknee soldier, Riptide issue 203 cover star, and all-round creative bloke, Kim Feast, thinks it is time to ditch the act and shred...

Youth – Callum Di

The Sunshine Coast's Callum Di Bartolomeo is the latest in a long line of Riptide Youth stars.Above: Meet Callum. Callum likes pits. All...

Bodyboarding in Madagascar

When you think of Madagascar you probably think of thick jungle and strange creatures, or you just think of hilarious singing lemur's in a...

Poll: Should Jamie O’Brien be given a Pipe Invitational invite?

If you haven't heard by now, professional standup surfer, reality TV show star and one of the best surfers ever at Pipeline, Jamie O'Brien,...

Youth – Reece Fowler

Catching up with Shark Island’s next gen ripper.Above: Mr Fowler putting it on the line close to home (from the printed pages of...

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