ISSUE: NO. 586

Brisa Hennessy • Soli Bailey • Sasha Jane Lowerson • Lord Tim Bonython • Pete Geall’s West Oz Rite of Passage • South Sumatra • Twin Fin Connoisseurs • Classic Feature: Lopez Comes to OZ • Wayne Cleveland’s Redemption Song•

INSIDE THE ISSUE

BREAKING BIG: BRISA HENNESSY

Costa Rica’s most valuable surfing export.

WRITTEN BY KATE ALLMAN

Raised by her surf-coach parents, off the grid in Costa Rica, Brisa Hennessy probably had the perfect pedigree for a modern pro surfer. Find out how the jungle girl became a CT juggernaut.

A NEW STORM: SOLI BAILEY

Solomon ‘storm’ Bailey has built a career beyond the tour but hasn’t turned his back on competition just yet.

WRITTEN BY LUKE KENNEDY

When Soli Bailey graduated to the CT back in 2019 it seemed like his career was mapped out and he would become an entrenched member of surfing’s top flight. However, it didn’t play out that way for the Byron Bay natural footer. In the last two years Soli has reinvented his freesurfing act, embraced his Indigenous roots and grown up a lot. He’s now poised to make a fully-fledged return to competition, but does he have to?.

 

LORD TIM BONYTHON

The colourful life of a surf film impresario who keeps us coming back for more.

WRITTEN BY LUKE KENNEDY

For more than four decades filmmaker, Tim Bonython, has been taking audiences close enough to taste the spray on big waves around the globe. How did this one-time model and band-booker, who was born into an aristocratic Adelaide family, become a giant of big-wave cinema?

      

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THE WILDFLOWERS LED TO A DESERT LEFT

Pete Geall documents his pilgrimage into the wilds of West Oz.

WRITTEN BY PETE GEALL

It’s a long drive north to Gnaraloo. The journey across the lunar landscape of the northwest can profoundly change your perception of Australia. Pete Geall delivers some telling insights into the Gnaraloo experience and the desert pilgrims who make the annual charge north.

TRANS CANS OF WORMS

We delve into a complicated, emotive issue and see just what might be possible.

WRITTEN BY BEN MONDY

When Sasha Jane Lowerson won the West Australian Log titles as a trans-athlete everyone from Kelly Slater to Claire Bevilacqua had an opinion. Suddenly competitive surfing needed to consider its approach to a complex issue. Ben Mondy attempts to unravel the trans can of worms.

MANDIRI BLUES

When three friends arrive in South Sumatra, huge swell and a major contest threaten to spoil the fun.

WRITTEN BY LUKE KENNEDY

When most of us hear ‘Sumatra’ we immediately think of the Mentawai Islands. However, mainland South Sumatra is most certainly a wave mecca in its own right. Three old friends reunite for a much- anticipated trip to the jungle-fringed region. Despite huge swell and an army of QS surfers, they find their windows of opportunity.

TWIN FIN CONNOISSEURS

Featuring the surfing of Mikey February, Rasra, Torren Martyn, Wispy, Beau Cram, Josh Kerr & Dion Agius.

BY VARIOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS

The twin fin is in the midst of a renaissance. As surfers around the world ditch the centre fin and embrace the sensation of a freeride glide, we pay tribute to the gifted crew who are turning on with twinnys.

WAYNE CLEVELAND’S REDEMPTION SONG

Wayne Cleveland is the first to admit that he is no choirboy.

WRITTEN BY BRAD STERLING

Maroubra surfer, Wayne Cleveland, once graced the cover of Tracks. A few years later he was doing ten years hard time for trafficking cocaine. Cleveland is now once again making his presence felt in heavy waves around Australia. He claims to have cleaned up his act but some find it hard to forgive the sins of the past.   

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