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Surfing with Jamie Whincup

Seaway, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

I took Jamie Whincup out of the driver’s seat and into some solid waves at a secret spot on the Coast. He was struggling at the start, but finally it all came together for the mad man. Check it

CSG Awareness with Rasta, Ash Grunwald and Xavier Rudd

Doubtful Creek, Kyogle, NSW, Australia

I went out to Kyogle with Dave Rastovich, Ash Grunwald and Xavier Rudd. The boys put on a show to support the local community who are camping out to campaign against the Coal Seam Gas mine on their local farm land. CSG can poison our water and food crops and could have devastating effects to our land and our society in the future. Here’s what happened when we went out to the mine site…


How to make a Human Rainbow

Somewhere near Lorne, Victoria, Australia

Here’s some summer fun from down under… Hanging out down south celebrating New Years on a big farm with a load of colourful characters!


Girls of Hawaii

North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, USA caught up with a few of the boys hanging out on the North Shore in Hawaii for the Prime and WCT Events. Evan Geiselman, Matt Wilkinson, Paul Fisher and Jack Freestone open up to Bottle about love, women, getting rejected and everything else they feel about the Girls of Hawaii…


A Taste of Morocco

Asilah, Fez, Chefchaouen, Rabat, Morocco, Africa

I had some time to kill before I headed to the Oktoberfest to see my friends at Planet Sports this summer, so I decided to check out a bit of Morocco. I spent 10 days in the north and visited Asilah, Fez, Chefchaouen and Rabat. What an amazing and intriguing country – I can’t wait to go back.
Thanks so much to Mounir Maj for having us at his beautiful private beach – can’t wait to go back when the waves are firing! To check it out go to his website –
Thanks also to Abdel El Harim for having us at his Medina Surfing Hostel and taking me to check out his favourite spots around Rabat – to stay with him on your next trip you can book through Hostel Bookers –


Birthdays in the Basque

Anglet, Basque Country, France

I celebrated my 30th Birthday in France this year with some close friends who also had their birthdays at around the same time… Needless to say we had heaps of cake, heaps of food and heaps of ridiculous hats to celebrate! Thanks so much to my good friend Olivier for having us at his amazing house, I’ve been staying with him in France since I was 16 years old, and I love going back there to see him. He sent us up in to the mountains to taste the best of the Basque Country, we had a really nice time… check it out…


Oktoberfest with Planet Sports

Eisbach & Theresienwiese, Munich, Germany

After the Europe leg of the QS I headed to Munich to see my friends at Planet Sports, try out the river wave – Eisbach, and see how many jugs of beer I could drink at the Oktoberfest with Marlon Lipke and Gony Zubizarreta.


Broken in Bali

Gili Meno Island, Bali, Indonesia

I had Ace Buchan’s wedding in Bali, but had a broken foot and couldn’t surf… so afterwards I decided to get as far away from any form of swell as possible and ended up at the Good Heart on Gili Meno Island.


Who is Bottle?

Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia

A quick introduction to, and a bit about Jay ‘Bottle’ Thompson


Bottle joins a Bikie Gang

Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia

“I got pretty bored hanging out back on the coast, and I just wanted to be part of something.”


Getting to know the locals in Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil

“I went o Brazil a week early to hang out with Reef team rider Tiago Camarao and met some of the local people in his town. They appreciate the simple things in life.”