Bring on 2016

Kyuss and Mick

I usually do a Christmas post in December to bring on the New Year & thank all of our regulars & one off customers alike for there support & wish everyone a Happy New Year. December gone was a little different. Busier than ever & working day & night to make sure all the presents made it under the tree & everyone got what they were after, I like to think we succeeded, as each year we have another wave of happy new customers & a strengthening relationship with the happy ones from the year before. 

Surfboards in Queensland


When thinking surfboards in Queensland, you could come up with a diverse range of boards across the breaks  this state has, but generally there is a common theme. Sand bottom right handers is a phrase that comes to mind, also mushy beach breaks follows a close second when thinking about QLD. 

The Breaks & the boards - 

World Title 2015

The World Title Rankings

Madness to think we are only a few months away from crowning another Surfing World Champion! It has seriously been a funny old year. Snapper was absolutely ordinary at best, same as most of the other contests with flashes of perfection here & there. The question has risen again though, who is going to be world champ. Apparently not Freddy Pattachia who belted out a ten in his round one heat at Trestles the other morning came in & called it quits, what a way to go out! 

Which Boardbag should you buy ?

FCS Triple Boardbag

Over the years we have sold countless boardbags, different brands, different shapes & sizes, all to accomadate your surfcraft, whatever it may be. There is a few things to take into account when selecting a board bag. First thing that people miss is making sure that the bag is wide enough. Most bags accomadate the width of even most hybrid shapes but every now & again people get stuck. Find out the width of the bag before purchasing. 

Softboard Season, which one for me ?

O&E Softboards 2017

(Updated for Christmas 2018) 

In a couple of months, maybe less depending on where you are in this beautiful country of ours, it's going to be time for getting back down to the beach & enjoying all of the perks that come with it. Here at TWS we pride ourselves on our softboard range! Having something for everyone, whether it be pricepoint your after, the best design, durability or something the whole family can enjoy. 

Mick Fanning & the J Bay Shark Attack

Shark Attacks Mick Fanning at J-Bay Open

What a mental state of affairs that unfolded in J Bay on Sunday night, Australian time. If you have been living under a rock & are not sure what happened, then please watch the video we have posted here. It is the exact moment that Mick Fanning was nudged around by what is believed to be a 4 metre plus Great White Shark! I must say the more I watch it, the more it seems like Mick has had a hand in saving himself, along with Julian & the Jetskis etc.

Hot Buttered & Terry Fitzgerald

Terry Fitzgerald - Road Trip To Bells Beach

Have to say we are extrememly excited to be working with the inspirational Terry Fitzgerald & Hot Buttered to provide you with all of their great surfboards & products. It is always great to work with a brand that has the founder still at the helm. A Pioneer & legend of the sport, TF knows the surfing game inside out & is these days as much of a pioneer as he is an innovator. Check out Torq Surfboards on our store for a taste of that innovation, with a super durable epoxy formula that is revolutionising, beginner & hire surfboards.

TWS Bargain Bin

TWS Bargain Bin

When shopping at TWS you get treated to, the best products, info, video & any other piece of stimulus to make your experience a pleasant & informative one. But recently we have been working on a section that more or less throws all of that out the window, with one massive benefit! 

Which fins for me ?


I have done a lot of reading & testing of fins over the years, I must say that there is a lot of information out there, some of which can be hard to decipher if you are new or even experienced in the fin game. The reason for this blog is to give a very basic idea of what fins are going to suit you in very basic terms. I have spoken to alot of customers who have over the years gotten too much info & ended up confused or even with the wrong fins or equipment completely. 

Tradewind Surf the humble surf store.

I have to say, it has been interesting over the years listening to companies talk about starting in someone's back shed or basement etc & creating that feeling of trust & that you are about to receive the best service off the most passionate sales person you have ever met, only to be met with a fast talking sales man who if he doesn't make his monthly quota will probably be on the dole queue & the next guy will take his place.