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Welcome to Born with Gills

Where being in the Ocean is about having the best time regardless of the craft you choose. Where its about the rush, the calm, the sharing, the solitude and living for an Ocean that feeds your soul.Its about the need to breathe and the only place for that breath being the ocean. This is being Born with Gills.

Surfing

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The eye of the Dragon

They were calling it a one in eighty five year event - a wind and swell combination of epic proportions.If you live on the east coast of...
Surf Tour Rankings

The surfing world is a changing

If you suddenly tuned back into the World Surf Tour or the Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour as its now branded. You would find it as unrecog...
Macaronis Lineup

Surfing the Mentawais

Surfing and our longing for it can take on an almost religious zeal. One, which at times demands our most ardent reverence and worship.T...
Enjoy Handplanes

Bodysurfing

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Bodysurfing the Mentawais

When you think of the Mentawais, you think of its fast and hollow mechanical precision being the perfect canvas for performance surfing. Thr...
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Cape Fun 2.0

2.0 vs 1.0 Sketchy rock-offs aside, Cape Fun version 2.0 could not have been more of a contrast to version 1.0. Cape Fun 1.0 was a sunny da...
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Cape Fun

Welcome to the Cape of Fun On Friday the 10th of June, the now usual crew of suspects (Dan Carr, Joel Menz and myself) set out to join Pete...

Free Diving

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Get Deep : PADI Freediver

As a long time free diver and newly re-anointed spearo, it might seem strange to want to do an entry level PADI freediver course.In term...
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The Treachery of Experience

Over the last few months we had been up and down the rocks at Deadmans at least a hundred times. Whether surfing or spearfishing, it had bec...
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Schooling

Any group of fish that stay together for social reasons is said to be shoaling, and if the shoal is swimming in the same direction togethe...

Gear

Reviews & Views

DaFiN Bodysurfing Fins

Become a better Waterman

Skills, drills and health and fitness

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Get Deep : PADI Freediver

As a long time free diver and newly re-anointed spearo, it might seem strange to want to do an entry level PADI freediver course.In term...
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Barotrauma : I hear not so good

Its a very rare day that I have anything "surfing" in common with someone on the world tour.  But when the effervescent Sally Fitzgibbons wi...

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Get Deep : PADI Freediver

As a long time free diver and newly re-anointed spearo, it might seem strange to want to do an entry level PADI freediver course.In terms of the course goal...
bodysurfing-mentawais-thunders-bomb

Bodysurfing the Mentawais

When you think of the Mentawais, you think of its fast and hollow mechanical precision being the perfect canvas for performance surfing. Throw in a wave hungry ...
cape-fear-3

Cape Fun 2.0

2.0 vs 1.0 Sketchy rock-offs aside, Cape Fun version 2.0 could not have been more of a contrast to version 1.0. Cape Fun 1.0 was a sunny day with a small swell...
bodysurfing-ours-capefun-takeoff

Cape Fun

Welcome to the Cape of Fun On Friday the 10th of June, the now usual crew of suspects (Dan Carr, Joel Menz and myself) set out to join Pete Sperling in bodysur...
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The Whomp Camp Street Journal

A personal account of the first ever unofficial official Whomp Camp held at Seal Rocks.To say that I was excited for this event is an understatement but aft...
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The eye of the Dragon

They were calling it a one in eighty five year event - a wind and swell combination of epic proportions.If you live on the east coast of Australia then you ...
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Big Wednesday

Monday : Message from Pete Sperling, the doyen of East Coast bodysurfing  "Anyone keen for Wednesday?" .... The forecast is still speculative but the interest i...
Surf Tour Rankings

The surfing world is a changing

If you suddenly tuned back into the World Surf Tour or the Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour as its now branded. You would find it as unrecognizable as the name ...
Whomp Camp

Whomp Camp 2016

What do you get when you cross a bunch of ardent bodysurfers, a piece of remote coastline, waves, camp fire, a quirky anthem and a bucket load of stoke? Why, Wh...
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