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?

Ben Mondy

I have to say that it was a breath of fresh air to watch Jeremy Flores calmly dismantle surf journalist Ben Mondy in a post heat interview at the Cascais Billabong Pro last week. After a heat win in what has been a bit of an average year for the European surf star he spoke to post heat interviewer , Ben Mondy who had recently been writing some negative things about Flores.


Possibly the most highly anticipated board for this Christmas period in oz, the Lost sub Buggy is the latest model from Mayhem man Matt Biolis. We have had people asking about this board for weeks now & we wanted to give you an insight to when you might expect to see the Sub Buggy, ready for sale on TWS.

Chilli Spawn

The first Surfboard model that Chilli has developed with a team rider! This one was developed with surfing star Mitch Coleborn. Another in between model, with the contest surfer that still needs a little more volume & a friendly outline, but not the fishy board which can hinder speed, critical surfing & in turn points.

I write this as i feel that my blogging has become a little bit stale over recent times. I'm not sure what it is, the sale of our products has gotten busier & certainly takes precedence over the writing, but i feel it is important to show who we are & what we're about. Coupled with that it was something i always enjoyed, long before people even knew how to find us.

Toothbrushes & Apparel

I have been asked numerous times over the years of living & breathing Tradewind Surf - " Willow why don't you get into apparel" ? It's an interesting question really, sure i like to look good & nudity is no longer acceptable at parties i attend & everyone needs to wear atleast something & at one point that would of been a business transaction. So why not get on the right end of that & start selling some clothing to go with my surfboards & hardware.

Lost V3 Rocket

It's crazy that we are up to the third generation Rocket. What is equally is crazy is that the boards in the rocket family, keep getting better, arguably. The Lost V3 Rocket is probably the most sensible of the three rockets. With a tighter, pulled in tail & a little less volume through the nose, this board , despite it's hybrid look, can surf extremely like a regular short board!

The surfing arena is ever changing, direction wise & most definitely business wise, the term family is thrown around i believe loosely & ends for talented individuals, after a false sense of security often tragically. Clay Marzo is one of those surfers, after two injuries one after the other. After being in the Quik 'family' for a long time, he has been dropped, though now at 100% he is no longer sponsored & contemplating the future, check out the vid to see how hard he is still shredding!

Hurley Australian Open

The Hurley Australian Open is back after a one year hiatus in 2013. We have to say that if you are in the area over the weekend then get down there & check out the action. Being there for the first one in 2012 was an absolute pleasure, between good crew, hot weather, fun waves & a balance of good parties, sitting here writing this blog makes me envious of my self two years prior!

As i write this article, Pipeline Masters is on & perfect 8-10 foot & John John has only last heat destroyed Mick Fanning , comboing him with over 18 points, leaving MF with an even 5 points.