40th West Coast Classic
It's that time of year again - Rip Curl is bringing the 40th West Coast Classic to Marrawah again this year. Event to be held on the March long weekend 7,8,9th March 2015.
Entires online at: www.surfingaustralia.com/tas
There is $1600 worth of prize money to be won and the Men's Final winner will receive $1000.
For more info please call Glenn Saltmash on:
0428 524 865
Vissla - Short Film by Eddie Obrand
"They rode the cool Northeast trade winds across an ocean to The Island. They ended up in the bed of a plantation-green pickup truck, with a mad tour guide behind the wheel, and thrashing palmeras blowing above them. They rode stubby fishes and sleek shortboards through lurching, spitting sapphire surf. Each guy had a story, from the gonzo writer to the gypsy traveler. It was there on The Island where these eclectic friends converged one extraordinary winter to explore these foreign waters and revel in this dreamy island life… All aboard the Palmera Express."
This week Surfrider Foundation Australia was honoured to win the coverted ASB Spirit of Surfing Award at Surfing Australia's night of nights!
We are stoked as Red Herring Surf has been a long term supporter and life member of this awesome foundation!
Surfrider's National Chair, accepted the award on behalf of the thousands of people who have helped Surfrider protect waves and beaches in Australia since it started here in 1991 explaining why they do it.
'In one word it’s 'Surf-stainability'. The ocean brings us so much joy, we love waves and beaches, and so we protect and care for what we love.”
The ASB Surfing Spirit Award is for a project or campaign that has given back to surfing through charitable, humanitarian, environmental or philanthropic pursuits.
Hobart and Northgate Stores will be closed on Monday 9th February for the Long Weekend.
By Stu Gibson
We're loving this surfing footage by Stu Gibson - he captures some of the best surfing spots (including some of Tassie's Big waves!)
Our Launceston Store will be closed on Wednesday 25th February due to the public holiday, business resumes as normal on Thursday 26th.
All other stores business as usual this week.
Deep South West Tasmanian Wilderness Adventure
This month Thomas Webster from the Hobart Red Herring Surf Store and his two friends Travers Fowles and Nick Nairn-Smith embarked on a frontier-style adventure to one of the most isolated coastlines in Australia. Their plan is to surf, camp and explore a largely unexposed area – Tasmania’s renowned World Heritage Site. As part of this adventure, they are also collecting marine debris as part of a marine cleanup effort and identifying areas of the weed sea spurge to assist with an existing control program.
They departed Hobart aboard a large fishing vessel in the first few days of February. Once onboard they headed to an area north of Port Davey, a place considered to be one of the most isolated parts of the Tasmanian South-West World Heritage Area.
They have set up a base and will camp for about 3 weeks living and exploring the untouched wilderness. Their return is dependent on weather conditions and the availability of a suitable vessel for pick-up for the group to be taken back to Hobart.
Thomas, Travers and Nick are three friends passionate about the Tasmanian wilderness, surfing, adventure, photography, bushwalking and keeping the environment clean. Tasmania’s West Coast is harsh and unpredictable, with precipitation and strong westerly winds battering the coast for over 300 days of the year.
Red Herring Surf is sponsoring the team, we have wished them the best of luck and we are waiting with anticipation for their return to hear all about the trip and to see the photos from their adventure and efforts.
Good Luck Out There Crew! #stokedtobealocal
New Seafolly has just landed at Hobart's Red Herring Surf.
Come in and check it out!