Great Sportswomen – Anastasia Ashley

The competition to be the best in surfing is crazy competitive – Anastasia Ashley is good, and will get even better. Anastasia¬†was born in San Clemente, California on February the 10th 1987. She began surfing at the age of 5 right before moving to Hawaii. At the age of 6, she won a surf contest … [Read the full story]

Kelly Slater questions the testing of marijuana

Surf legend Kelly Slater is happy to submit to random drug tests but has queried whether marijuana should be a punishable offence in sport. The 11-time world champion is in Australia for the start of the ASP World Tour, which¬†started with the Quiksilver Pro. It will be the first event to fall under new anti-doping … [Read the full story]

Vibrators frontman Knox it on the head

It was a sad month for fans of legendary 1976 punks the Vibrators. The Vibrators were founded by Ian ‘Knox’ Carnochan, bassist Pat Collier, guitarist John Ellis, and drummer John ‘Eddie’ Edwards. They first came to public notice at the 100 Club when they backed Chris Spedding in 1976. On Spedding’s recommendation, Mickie Most signed … [Read the full story]

Officials under-estimated surf that killed Saxon

Saxon Bird died because officials who upheld a risk-taking culture failed to gauge the danger of the surf at last year’s national surf life saving championships, a coroner has found. The young NSW lifesaver drowned after being hit by a stray surf ski during the championships at Kurrawa on the Gold Coast on March 19, … [Read the full story]

Samara Weaving suns it up not at Home, but Away in Hawaii

For a soap called Home And Away, the characters spend more of their time at ‘home’ in Australia than they ever do ‘away’. But in some upcoming episodes of the popular soap opera, the show’s pin-up Samara Weaving, who plays Indigo Walker, has jetted to the U.S. island of Hawaii. The 19-year-old actress and co-stars … [Read the full story]