The Coastalwatch Isolation Salvation – No.5

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COASTALWATCH | LISTS

Welcome to yet another week of locking down at home in the bizarre life that is 2020. The good news is that the measures Australians have been committing to have been working – self isolating and social distancing, in everyday life and in our oceanic pursuits, has turned the curve from up to down. The bad news is that we've got a few more weeks of this lifestyle, at the very least. So as long as we're living like this we're going to continue to pull together things to check out and keep the stoke burning. Noosa looking like a dream wave pool, an all-time rock-off fail, some classic reading from Coastalwatch's archives, and perhaps the greatest Mick Fanning web clip of all time. We hope you enjoy. Stay home, shred responsibly, stay safe, and do your best to stay stoked. – CW


Froth An All-Time Swell

Cyclone Oma Lights Up Noosa

From February 2019, whilst the Gold Coast was a little bigger, Noosa provided epic, perfect lines for Julian Wilson, Asher Pacey and a handful of other pros along with several hundred wave-starved punters.


Have A Laugh

An All-Time Rock-Off Fail

The commitment, the sheer and utter commitment to this shallow rock-off...



Stay Fit, Stay Sane

Surf Strength Coach – The Ultimate Surfing Lockdown Workout

The internet is aflush with home workout videos to help everyone get heir daily exercise, but when it comes to workouts designed specifically for surfers, the options get a little thinner. That's where this series by Cris Mills, the Surf Strength Coach, are perfect for us. If you can't surf, you might as well do something that will help your surfing for when you can, right?

For more from Cris and a full surf specific training program that builds "surf athleticism", head over here.


Surf Books You Mightn't Have Read Yet

William Finnegan in conversation with Sean Doherty

Join the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life William Finnegan as he speaks with Sean Doherty on a lifetime of surf stories as part of the Byron Writers Festival. Read the interview here.



Master Surf Gaming

True Surf – Getting Air

The official mobile game of the WSL is a pretty damn good way to kill an hour or ten. If you want to get onto it you can download it for your iPhone here, or for your Android here. For this week, the vid below hits us how to get above the lip and hang there.


A Classic Read

They All Retire In The End – Nick Carroll On Joel Parkinson

"Let’s just think about Parko for a moment...

So the men are done with J-Bay. The Facebook Transition sent the fanbase into hysterics, loud enough to almost trump Filipe’s win. I kinda feel like it means some things, but I’m not sure what.

But underneath the hysterics, something real happened. Joel and Kelly are retiring, and it can’t just pass, this moment."

Read it here.

Photo: WSL/Cestari

Photo: WSL/Cestari



An Iconic Mick Clip

Mick Fanning and the Wave that Broke the Internet

Where, when, why and how? These are the questions that plague your mind while watching this. But, there's no way you nor I will ever find out. The eternal quest - The Search, is never over, even for Mick Fanning.


Timeless List

The Best Surf Quotes From Hollywood

It's a fine line between cringe and classic. Back in 2014, Surfing World Magazine collated an all-time list of all-time lines from epic and ordinary movies that mentioned surfing. Read them all over here.



Craving more distraction? 

Check out Isolation Salvation No.1Isolation Salvation No.2Isolation Salvation No.3 and Isolation Salvation No.4

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