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Back after 5 years…it’s…

Posted on February 10th, 2011 in Advertorial, From our sponsors.

Newport Arms asks:

Have you got the talent to be

East Coast Girl 2011?

“Sydney’s largest beach model search”

The call is out for all budding beach models to enter what is Sydney’s hottest and longest running beach girl model search. The iconic Northern Beaches event returns in 2011 after a 5 year hiatus after running for 14 years and will be bigger than ever.

The event will be held over 5 weeks with heat 1 on Saturday 12th February in the waterfront beergarden at Sydney’s famous Newport Arms Hotel. East Coast Girl Beach Model Competition is presented by Carlton Dry and is arguably the largest swimsuit competition in the Southern Hemisphere.

This year’s competition will be bigger than ever with over 50 of the hottest beach girls competing for over $25,000 in cash and prizes and the title of East Coast Girl for 2011. The winner will walk away with a plethora of prizes including cash, swimwear, holiday, photography portfolio from Inmode Photography, model website profile, personal training courses and a modeling contract with Adpro Management Group, the team who helped Jennifer Hawkins launch her career.

Four girls from each heat will be given the chance to participate in the final on March 12. Our 2005 Title winner Pauline Pedryc will be amongst the final Judging Panel along with celebrity guests and industry experts that are often overshadowed by the very vocal crowd vote on the day.

Event Dates

Heats will be held over four Saturdays, with entertainment from 3pm:

Heat 1 – Saturday 12th February

Heat 2 – Saturday 19st February

Heat 3 – Saturday 26th February

Heat 4 – Saturday 5th March

Grand Final Saturday 12h March

Spectators can cast their vocal votes each week during the competition for the most beautiful beach model with the winner to be finally announced on Saturday 12th March, 2011.

Call for Entries!!!

For those looking to enter the competition, entry forms can be collected from the hotel or by calling Monique from Triumph Events & Management on 0433 770 800.

Proudly brought to you by

East Coast Girl is proudly sponsored by major sponsors The Newport Arms Hotel and Carlton Dry and supporting sponsors Inmode Photography, Cameron Jane Make-up, Fitworx, Protalent Sites and Adpro Management Group.

Hotel Address:

Newport Arms Hotel

2 Kalinya Street, Newport

Ph: 9997 4900

E: [email protected]


Media Enquiries: Cameron Bayfield, 9997 6611 or 0404 499 116



Surfstitch Soccer World Cup – Wanna play for part of $500,000??

Posted on June 1st, 2010 in Advertorial, News Stories, Top stories.

Fresh to RealSurf from Surfstitch H/O:

Starts TODAY, 1 June and it ends on 12 June. SurfStitch will be refunding orders over $150.

It’s our Soccer World Cup Promotion. If Australia wins its group we’ll be cutting a check for nearly a half million dollars to those that have purchased from our site (over $150).

Some may say that Australia doesn’t have a chance to win its group. Well, we’re going to give cash back to those if the Socceroos do win. And if not, we are going to give away $25 should Australia advance to the next round. Details will be posted on our promotions page tomorrow:

Please have a look at the attached media release. We kindly ask of you, as a valuable partner, to let your audience/fans/etc know about this offer. Posts on your site, Facebook, Twitter or even perhaps one of the banners/creative attached would be very much appreciated.

For our industry to continue to thrive during slower than usual retail times we need to work together even more so. We’d be more than happy to cut a check for a half million dollars.

Let’s cheer on the Socceroos when they face Germany on June 13th. If they win that game or even tie we’re sure to see some insanity over here.

Click the link above to check out the details.

Morning of the Earth – LIVE at Manly

Posted on October 15th, 2009 in Advertorial, For the Diary, Just for fun, Local Colour, News Stories, Surf culture, Surf history, Surf News, Top stories.
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Buy tickets NOW or you could miss out!!!

North Head Sanctuary, North Head Scenic Drive, Manly
Sunday November 8, 2009 – 4:30pm

A worldwide icon of surfing, this seminal 70s surfing movie, Morning of the Earth, which was originally premiered at Manly Silver Screen Theatre in 1972, is now to be reborn as a live music and film event at the iconic North Head Sanctuary as a sunset concert on the green.

Almost 40 years later, the film is still regarded as the holy grail of surf movies and soundtracks.  Created by Australian film maker, Albert Falzon, the film changed the way we relate to surfing showing that surfing was more than a sport — it was also an attitude to life.

The Morning of the Earth Live Concert event will bring to life the full-length film played as the backdrop to performances of the full soundtrack by original writers and performers Brian Cadd and Tim Gaze (Tamam Shud). They are joined on stage by Mike Rudd from Spectrum, brilliant Aussie newcomers Lior and Old Man River and a group of outstanding musicians. Together they create an atmosphere of the 70’s lived out in the sound and sight of today.
The event is a sunset concert on the green, to be held in the beautiful surrounds of North Head Sanctuary.  Set on a huge green field, amongst the old Royal School of Artillery at iconic North Head, bring your picnic blanket to soak up a beautiful summer sunset in this huge field, right on the edge of the ocean.  Food and drink for your picnic experience will be available on the site.  Organisers have also made available a concession ticket for children under 12 in an effort to encourage a family environment.
There will be free STA buses operating from all the key public transport and car parking hubs to get you to the site.  All you have to do is get yourself to Manly!

The Morning of the Earth Live Concert Event is the highlight of The Manly Festival of Surfing.  From November 5 to 8, join legends of the surf and local enthusiasts for one massive celebration of Australian culture.
In what is hoped to be the biggest festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, Manly extends an open invitation to all Australians to a non-stop mix of not only board-riding itself, but of music, fashion, art, film and literature too.
Tickets for the Morning of the Earth Live Concert Event are available through and are on sale from Wednesday September 23, 2009.

For more information, log onto or
For further enquiries regarding the Morning of the Earth Concert or the Manly Festival of Surfing, please contact:
Megan Clancy on 02 9977 4969 or 0409 977 282 – [email protected], or
Chris Moss on 02 9948 2343 or 0414 402 664 – [email protected]



Posted on October 15th, 2009 in Advertorial, Job corner, News Stories, Top stories.

Iconic Brand
Successful Territory
$90K base plus car super and bonus

This brand is an icon in the surf industry marketplace. With a global operation and a strong heritage in Australia, the business is one of the key players in the sector. Maternity leave has led to an initial contract position to manage the entire Western Australian sales operations.

Managing four sales staff and admin, your role will involve driving optimal sales results across all categories including clothing and accessories. The business has one of the largest marketing and sales operations in the industry and as such your role will be to expand their share of wallet in the retail landscape.

This is an opportunity to join an icon in the industry with a territory that can achieve strong results. You will have the backing of a global operation with the autonomy to drive the business across the territory. A background in apparel and/or accessories sales, particularly in the surf industry will be highly regarded. Your initiative, drive and commercial focus will be critical in achieving strong sales results. You will have a passion for the industry and a desire to work with one of the strongest, most stable brands in the sector.

Please contact Nick Chandler at Chandler Macleod for more information.

Ref No. 178NC00087

Nick Chandler
(t) 0407 008 784
(e) [email protected]

BUSINESSES SERVING SURFERS: Lifetime Map Markers Only $99!

Posted on September 22nd, 2009 in Advertorial, News Stories, Top stories.

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Surfing Atlas is an amazing web site for surfers who like to travel. Right now, they’ve got some very interesting offers for surfers and for the businesses who serve surfers. Check it out:

“October is birthday month at Surfing Atlas. We’re celebrating our first year of trading by offering an unbeatable rate of only $99 to have your surf or travel related business stamped onto the pages permanently. With coverage of all of the major surf spots around the globe, Surfing Atlas has become the go-to site for those planning a surf trip, whether it be to Indo, PNG, Central America or just down the coast. What better place to advertise your brand than by having your own individual map marker right in front of your customer. Whether your business be shaping, running a surf shop, a hotel or car hire. Can you afford not to join the surf industry providers that have taken the step of putting themselves on the map? Sign Up Today!


For individuals, we offer a great tool called Blue Wave Messenger. Have you ever wanted to drop a message next to your favourite break? Thank someone, or try to hook up with old surf buddies? Drop them a line with your own personal map marker, link your myspace, facebook or even email address. At only $10 a pop, they are a great way to reach out to the surfing community.

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Register as a user on Surfing Atlas if you haven’t already done so and you will be able to buy the Blue Wave Message Sponsorship item in the online store.

Once you have checked out and purchased, you will be sent a receipt number. Simply send us an email with your preferred name, message, and contact details if you wish them to appear along with the spot you want the marker to appear at and your done!

Join in TODAY and give your favourite beach a VOICE of it’s own!”

Captain Fin Co., new summer boards and more at Heritage Surf

Posted on August 16th, 2009 in Advertorial, News Stories, Top stories.

RealSurf supporter, Heritage Surf in Manly has some cool stuff on at the moment:

Lots happenning here at Heritage – don’t forget Father’s Day is coming up in a few weeks. If your old man surfs, or if you want to give the kids a heads up on where to get your present – we’ve got you covered! We’ve stocked up our extensive range of books and DVDs especially for Father’s Day.

All books and DVDs are available to purchase online – Click here and have a browse!

We haven’t forgotten the ladies either – all women’s winter clothing is now 50% off the marked price. Can’t get a better bargain than that.

Katin Surf comes to Heritage!

Image Katin is one of surfing’s iconic labels, they started making ‘trunks’ in 1959 and potentially the first company to start making surfing shorts, or boardies as we know them now.

They’ve kept to their traditional trunks and also expanded into t-shirts, shirts and walk shorts for summer and also have a winter range.

We have a limited amount of hoodies and a good range of board shorts, walk shorts and t’s, with more coming as the weather warms up.

Classic Bear T-Shirts

Image Arriving next week is a limited number of Bear T-Shirts. These t-shirts have become rarer and rarer, and they haven’t been available for a while, but we’ve managed to hunt them out – they’ll be in store next Thursday.

Get in early, as they will fly out the door!

Captain Fin Co.

Image Captain Fin Co. are new to Australia and exclusive to Heritage Surf. They sponsor the likes of Joel Tudor, Kassia Meador, Alex Knost and Herbie Fletcher amongst others, all riders have signature fins.

We will have a limited number in store next week. We’ll also have the first copies of Captain Fin Co.’s DVD, “You Scratched My Anchor”.

Riley Balsa Surfboards

Image Mark Riley is making some great summer boards. We have an amazing 6’0″ Balsa Quad Fish in stock.

Mark hand shapes all the blanks, and laminates in balsa imported from Ecuador!

All Mark’s boards have a 1 year warranty on snaps – take that SurfTech!!

From all reports, these boards have a lot of drive and speed. All lengths and styles are available custom made through Heritage Surf.

Patagonia Front Zips Have Arrived!

Image After a bit of a delay, we now have the full size range of Patagonia R2 Front Zip full suits in stock.

The R2 was voted by Tracks Magazine as the warmest steamer on the market and features a marino wool lining and 2mm neoprene.

“Fresh Fruit for Rotten Vegetables”

Image For those of you who have been asking, “Fresh Fruit for Rotten Vegetables” is now in store.

Featuring Alex Knost, CJ Nelson, Beau Young, Harley Ingleby, Joel Tudor, Taylor Jensen, Jai Lee, Tyler Warren, Dane Peterson and many more.

Click here to buy it now!

New Boards for Summer!

Image We’re receiving new boards for summer every week – new boards in stock from Morning of the Earth, Dick Brewer, Takayama and Bear.

Simon Jones (MOTE Surfboards) has given us a great new summer board the “Mr Freedom”. An alternative to a fish, it is a 2 + 1 fin set-up with a channel bottom. These boards look amazing, currently Albe Falzon’s board of choice.

More boards are arriving from Van Straalen and Dain Thomas in the next few weeks.

Enjoy the run of Easterly Swell while it’s here!!


Heritage Surf has new R2 “Fitsuits” from Patagonia

Posted on May 7th, 2009 in Advertorial, News Stories, Top stories.

Heritage Surf, long time supporter of RealSurf, has got in this brand new fandangled wetsuits from Patagonia. Check it out.


The R2 "fitsuit" new from Patagonia.

The R2 "fitsuit" new from Patagonia.



From Chris Moss at Heritage:

We’ve just received some “fit-suits” from Patagonia and will have a full size range of the R2 Front Zip Steamer at the end of May.

The suits are made from the highest quality neoprene available and are manufactured in Japan.

The R2 is a 2mm suit with an amazing merino wool lining for that extra bit of warmth – these suits are tested to be used in 12-18 degree celcius water temperatures, so will be perfect for the dead of winter.

For more technical details on the Patagonia range, check out Patagonia’s website .

All Patagonia wetsuits are available to order through Heritage Surf.

Psillakis Surfboards launches new site

Posted on April 24th, 2009 in Advertorial, Local Colour, News Stories, Top stories.


Mike’s philosophy is simple, but remarkably rare in today’s industry. It’s all about the boards!
The driving passion is to create hand shaped boards to suit individual surfers needs. Total control over the design process allows him to focus on the surfer and adapt different designs to suit. By shaping boards by hand it allows him to explore the hundreds of potential combinations that can create that elusive magic board that every surfer is looking for. Such a philosophy takes time, commitment and hard work which, unfortunately, not every shaper is willing to give. The sad truth is that the majority of boards are now made by machines for the mass market.

The philosophy of hand shaping surfboards is nothing revolutionary, quite the opposite, and that’s where the strength of hand shaping lies. Mike has been shaping surfboards for different surfers with different needs for seventeen years. No amount of technology can replace the importance of speaking to a shaper about what you want and then having a shaper with the experience to convert that into a board that is perfect for you.

Over the years Mike has shaped boards for Lee Winkler, Mark Mathews, Nathan Webster, Jarrod Howse and other various WCT surfers. Shaping out of Manly Vale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches you’ll find him out surfing anywhere along the stretch.

Working with Simon Anderson in Japan and Australia over a period of 8 years has influenced his shaping & design skills, as well as finding knowledge to create his own new and exciting designs. He has developed his own technique as one of Australia’s best handshapers.

Voted Shaper of the Year in the Realsurf Shapers Poll, he has developed a loyal following locally and around the world.

His new website is up & running, with a new look, styling and functionality. The site gives you an overview of all his current models, including his specialised models like the MP series, the Squid, the hipster, the diamond & his seventies series. It also has an easily downloadable order form to simplify the ordering process.

Support a local at: & Rip Curl Ford Fiesta CAR Give-away

Posted on February 27th, 2009 in Advertorial, News Stories, Top stories.

Yup, a car is being given away to one lucky shopper who buys a Rip Curl product.  Pretty cool promotion and Surfstitch supports RealSurf, so why not buy your Rip Curl products from them? Here’s the guff:


Go in the draw to “WIN” this awesome Ford Fiesta when you buy any Rip Curl branded product from  Simply fill out the entry form you receive with your Rip Curl order & go into the draw.

Simple as that!… & you could win this amazing car.

Promotions ends on the 30th June & is open to ALL Australia & New Zealand customers.

Click on for details.


The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – NOW out on DVD

Posted on January 8th, 2009 in Advertorial, News Stories, Top stories.


The action shifts to Asia for the third chapter in the adventure series, where explorer Rick O’Connell must fight the resurrected Han Emperor (Jet Li) in an epic that races from the catacombs of ancient China high into the frigid Himalayas. Rick’s son Alex (Luke Ford), wife Evelyn (Maria Bello) and her brother, Jonathan (John Hannah) all join Rick in this new, swashbuckling adventure. And this time, the O’Connells must stop a mummy awoken from a 2,000-year-old curse that threatens to plunge the world into his merciless, unending service.

Doomed by a double-crossing sorceress (Michelle Yeoh) to spend eternity in suspended animation, China’s ruthless Dragon Emperor and his 10,000 warriors have laid forgotten for eons, entombed in clay as a vast, silent terra cotta army. 

But when Alex is tricked into awakening the ruler from eternal slumber, the reckless young archaeologist must seek the help of the only people who know more than he does about taking down the undead: his parents! When the monarch roars back to life, the O’Connells find his quest for world domination has only intensified over the millennia. Striding the Far East with unimaginable supernatural powers, the Emperor Mummy will rouse his legion as an unstoppable, otherworldly force…unless the O’Connells can stop him first!