The First Twelve

I’m slapped awake by some German fella who’s already stolen my seat tonight and has as much hair above his top lip as my testes did when I was 11. To be fair, we were disembarking flight AK47 and I was holding up row 23 from joining the hustle of frothing backpackers to get their…

Closing the Final Pages

Us Wayfarers is, sadly, at the end of its journey. What I concept-ed in a beer fuelled conversation and built on my dinosaur of a computer was widely well received and to all of you reading this, I thank you.


She had this twisted smile on her face, the kind that made her cheeks bubble. Sweat pooled in the napes of her neck, drizzling from her collarbones to the small gap between her breasts. Her bare chest heaved.

Five with Mitch Parkinson

Mitch Parkinson is the local boy from Coolangatta surfing his way around the world all the while “trying to make it”. Us Wayfarers stopped by for a five minute grab pre-surf to figure out what “trying to make it” looks like with the Snapper surfer.

Get Salte

Salte is a swim wear label from the Gold Coast, designed and created by Sharna Hupfeld, a twenty-three year old graphic designer and photo-journalist. If you think you’ve heard of Salte, then you’re probably not imagining it. The locally grown label has grown much beyond its roots, becoming a high profile attire all across Australia, and the world.

The Night Before J Bay with Adrian Buchan

We all know Ace Buchan. He’s headed for J-Bay again this year to, hopefully, make his folks proud. He’s lucked out in the past, but who can blame him? Jeffery’s Bay. Are you kidding? That place is mental. Every year I watch the epic battles that J-Bay’s offered. I’ve witnessed back-hand riders nail Supertubes, the clash of surfing titans, and the force of nature that binds it all together. However, every year, as Ace so simply puts it, there can only be one winner.