John John Florence about to do nasty things to this Indo lip

Future surfing World Champions. An interesting thought came to me while talking to a friend the other day about where the surfing world is headed, with the arrival on the scene of guys like John John Florence, Julian Wilson, Gabriel Medina to name a few.

Mitch Coleborn Instagram competition

Mitch Coleborn's surfboard is up for grabs in our latest instagram competition ! This is a way of us celebrating the recent stocking of Chilli Surfboards on our store here at Tradewind Surf .

If you would like to win it go to our instagram & follow the details we will be drawing it to a random winner on the 1st of October! Good luck & you have got to be in it to win it........

The Legendary Al Byrne R.I.P

Al Byrne has died in Bali, after a motorbike accident. It is with great sadness that we share with you that Iconic shaper Al Byrne has died after crashing his bike in Bali over the weekend.

Al Byrne was known as a legendary surfboard shaper, in Australia & around the globe amongst the worldwide surfing community. As a young surfer from the Sunshine Coast, I can remember Al being one of the first shapers i heard the name of, the older crew would speak about his Indo & Hawaii boards being the best you could get your hands on.

Passion in my definition would be anything that drives you to pursue the subject, not worried about the consequences or whether people stand by you & your passions.

Surfrider Foundation

In a world where it is hard to figure out whether you are doing the right or wrong thing, one thing is for sure, if we as a surfing company can support & donate a percentage of our sales to the Surfrider Foundation then we are pretty sure we are on the right track!

Tradewind Surf Model Search

Hello Ladies & Gentlemen, A quick message to inform that after months of grinding away behind the scenes the Tradewind Surf Model Search Australia is ready for lift off on Australia day Saturday 26th of January, we are currently taking entries for the competition, so if you fancy yourself on the catwalk & would like your part in a handsome pay day, then send a couple of photos your city & phone number to

Taj Burrow world champ 2013?

The year that was 2012 in surfing, alot of people including myself thought that it was going to be KS12, thankfully for
Aussies though, Joel Parkinson came through & took it to the 11 time world champ at Pipeline in Hawaii to take the line honors & get his maiden world title! A huge achievement that the whole country seems to be enjoying.

Parko vs K12

It's a warm summer day in '94, and I've only recently came back home from the Philippines after the birth of my first son. I'm staying with my brother Stephen and his girlfriend Christie at Kings Beach Caloundra, and enjoying the fun waves the Sunshine Coast has to offer over the summer period.

One day surfing out at Moffat Headland, a cheeky grommet who dropped in on me whilst I was lining up a  2nd shelf barreling section, turned around, gave me the middle finger and watched while I was engulfed in his wake as I got  worked on the shelf.


Seasons greetings to everyone in tradewind surf community, we have experienced some real growth over the past twelve months & its all thanks to you, if you have come to the site checked us out or maybe even bought something we would like to extend our thanks to you. If you have never bought your surfboards or any of your surfing needs with us before why not try us out for the best service & products in the industry.

Happy Christmas once again have fun out there this year & hopefully Santa sends you all some great waves wherever your local might be. Go PArko!


Lost Mini Driver

We have had a crazy response to these boards, quite possibly our most popular board since the Lost Rocket. You are looking at about 4 weeks for one of these to be made or there is always quite a bit of stock ready to be shipped today to wherever you may be. Available in a range of sizes as follows, or custom made to your specifications-

5’4 x 18.25 x 2.18

5’5 x 18.38 x 2.18

5’6 x 18.50 x 2.25

5’7 x 18.75 x 2.25

5’8 x 19.00 x 2.32

5’9 x 19.25 x 2.32

5’10 x 19.50 x 2.38

5’11 x 19.75 x 2.44

6’0bg x 20.00 x 2.5