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This Way of Life

‘This Way of Life’ is an insight into the daily lives of world recognised surfers and environmentalists David Rastovich and Lauren Hill. The Vista’s Julia Ashwood visits their beautifully humble and private home, sweetly nestled in the gum trees just outside of Byron Bay… This wonderful… Read More »This Way of Life

Church Farm General Store

CG will be bringing you content from The Vista over the coming weeks, starting with this piece on the Church Farm General Store‘s Amanda Cullan and Andrew Morris, who have created a life that many of us dream of. They have established their home in a… Read More »Church Farm General Store


I, like so many others in this area, even in this country, got bitten by the surfing bug, and that little sucker has left teeth marks that will scar for life. I’ve surfed up and down the Coast, on shortboards and longboards, in winter and… Read More »PLANE TO SEA


Entries are now officially open for the 2014 Byron Bay Surf Festvail Surf Shorts Film Comp presented by GoPro. The increasingly prized key event is expected to draw many trailblazing filmmakers, of every age and background, from around the world. A new voting system has been designed to give film… Read More »CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS


Local independent filmmaker, Nathan Oldfield, makes things different. Not one to subscribe to the surf film conventions of perfect, massive waves, exotic destinations or pounding soundtracks, Oldfield portrays the other side of surfing, the deeper connection in personal accounts of the featured surfers’ lives and… Read More »THE GATHERING

Surf Short Film Competition

IT’S ON!!! Local, travelling and international surf filmmakers, don’t miss out on entering the Byron Bay Surf Festival‘s short film competition! This year has TWO short film competitions running! 1. BROKEN BUCKETS – BARREL FEST Highlighting the treasures of our local region! You’ve had a few glorious winter months… Read More »Surf Short Film Competition

Go-Go-Goofy Go Surfing!

I remember merging towards the profession of surf scribe daydreaming up images of riding epic waves around the globe, clocking up hours on Indonesian boat charters, backpacking through wild landscapes, eating real local fare, getting drunk on cheap wine and filling up page after page… Read More »Go-Go-Goofy Go Surfing!

Heart on the Road

Heart on the Road Words & Photos by Johnny Abegg Instead of getting lost in loud music and crowds at Splendour, I decided to fly down and meet my girlfriend Elizabeth in Sydney (after she had a week with the girls), and do a road… Read More »Heart on the Road