Riptide is an international media outlet aimed at bodyboarders the world over. Our focus is bringing together first-class photography, timeless editorial and the world’s best bodyboarding in a slick package that you’re amped to be a part of.

Our senior writers have their own individual voices, and we encourage them to speak their minds. We’re always looking for quirky insights and personal ramblings from the greater world of bodyboarding, even if they don’t speak directly about the sport itself. We’ve all got many different interests after all.

Photographers are expected to be professional and technically tight with a unique eye, so although we welcome all kinds of contributions, we only use the crème de la crème in the pages of the mag. Back issues are the perfect place for you to start to get an idea of RT style and the ground we cover.

We also produce a quarterly print magazine that is distributed in Australia, and sold internationally via our webshop.

Unfortunately, due to the overwhelming amount of daily submissions received, we will not be able to reply or provide feedback unless submissions are of interest. Apologies for this in advance.


Images for the mag

Riptide accepts photographic contributions of all kinds and we generally pay per usage of image/s.

Email through your magazine quality photographic submissions to Michael. Please supply compressed images at a medium resolution (at a maximum size of 600x800pixels, and no larger file size than 500k per image).

Please note we won’t accept any photographs that have been published elsewhere (yes that includes all social media, facebook, instagram, blogs etc.) for publication in the magazine.


Submissions for the videos to run on the website please send us a link to the Youtube or Vimeo URL and provide as much information about the video as possible. If we think your video is exceptional we may feature in as a Riptide Select Clip. Please submit your videos via email to [email protected].

Wave Of The Day

Submissions for the Wave Of The Day must be 1200x800px in size and can be an empty wave or action shot. Submissions that don’t not fit the criteria will not be posted on the site. Please provide as much information about the shot as you like. Submit your photos via email to [email protected].

Photographic projects

If you’ve completed – or are on your way to completing – a photo project you think would work on the pages of Riptide, drop us a line. You’ll want to fill us in on the project’s background and include some examples in jpeg or pdf, or a link to any online stuff you’ve got.

We look forward to every submission.