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It has been a long 12 months for Tradewind Surf but we have come out the other end ready to rumble in 2015. A total program changeover, making the store, a little easier on the eyes & a whole lot better to use. It's ironic then we think that we have come out of the blocks in 2015 with a fresh new layout, right when the World Surf League has kicked off at Snapper, for their first ever contest, with a whole new look & depending on how you look at it, bigger & better than ever. 

Found this gem on Youtube before when i was looking for the soundtrack alone, some legend has uploaded it to the Tube! This video lit a fire under me about surfing as a whole, my brother introduced it to me when i was about 14 & i got hooked on it, i new every wave, the sound track by heart. I am not sure what it was, it seemed like it was a crew of guys, having a sick time, which is what we are all about when we are groms surfing every day!

Lost Surfboard Models 2015 on Tradewind Surf

The much anticipated 2015 Lost Surfboard models have been dropped & Tradewind Surf is the first place to get them online! Possibly in the country, We are working hard to get these new models up on our store with all the info you need to make the right decision when it comes to dimensions of your boards!

I normally come out this time of year & say Happy New Year to everyone & what a great life it is & how happy we are with everything blah blah blah. This year i still think all of those things. Tradewind Surf has had a few troubles & at the risk of sounding cliche at this time of year again, we have come through them & are charging along again, getting you all your surfboards & accessories with ease!

Tom Carroll Sups

The Tom Carroll Stand up range is now ready to go with us on Tradewind Surf. We believe in a range from Two time World Champ Tom Carroll & if you watch the video attached he will show you what sort of thought he has put in & how passionate he is about his new SUP range.

Hypto

Had i have been shown this board ten years ago, i would have thought, this mob will be flat out selling any of these boards! Jump on to 2014 & this is one of the most popular crafts i can remember. Everyone seems to either have a Hypto or know someone that does. How can i personally describe this board? Heaps of fun to begin with, i am not one for knowing bucket loads about boards or confusing my self to much either so il stick with the basics.

I have to say, last night, after seeing yet another surf publication, claim another, watch this clip, this guy is the world's best at the moment call, i thought ok, is this a repetitive , bad attempt at getting readers, or in this day n age, clicks. Now i can't claim to have writing skills like the surf journo's & i am positive i have a lot worse grammar, but that is my point, these guys should be a bit more creative. Big calls with an arguable amount of weight behind them are very see through very quickly.

Julian Wilson & the year 2014 is probably something he would like to forget. Competitively anyway. There is still one contest to go & obviously the Triple Crown, so there is a chance to salvage something on the contest scene & as a fellow Sunny Coaster, i want to see the man fire up & have some luck go his way. I am pretty sure i watched him take care of Gabriel Medina in the Prime event in Brazil last night round 4 which would have been a little confident boost for him.

The sport of surfing as we know it is a great one. The sport is gaining a massive following worldwide in the more recent years & a new found level of professionalism , I noticed whilst watching the Asp World Juniors last night that there was only a handful of Aussies in round 3 a few Americans plenty of Europeans & Brazilians & a field that resembled (country wise) more of a Formula one Grand Prix line up than a surf comp that we are used to. But in all honesty, that is a story for another day.

Gabriel, Kelly, Mick into pipe.

What a crazy few events it has been. John John Florence has made everyone forget his average start to the year by pretty much demolishing everyone in his path since Trestles. Except maybe Jordy Smith, who has had him twice in 2 goes, once in the Trestles final & now in the Semis at Portugal. Because of the semi finish for John, his world title race is over, but as Mick has said about himself, his world title years have all started half way through the year before. Perhaps this is what John is doing?