TRACKS MAGAZINE - ISSUE 581
Before diving in to the pages, take the time to appreciate Phil Meatchum’s dazzling, illustrated cover.
Once you enter the mag you will find a similarly nostalgic quality to our second feature in a series celebrating 50 years of ‘Morning of The Earth’.
Find out about Australian/New Zealand expat Tai Graham and how he has built an Empire of Fun in Bali. We follow Tai as he roams Indo in search of empty tubes with, Kelly Slater, Jim Banks and Mikala Jones, discuss the impact of COVID on Bali, and find out why Tai promotes career advancement for Indonesian locals.
Shaun Tomson is the focus of a lengthy feature in which he discusses everything from his ‘Free Ride’ glory days on the North Shore to apartheid controversies on the pro tour.
Sunshine coast surfer Dimity Stoyle aka ‘Shimmy Disco’ is perhaps the ultimate independent modern surfer. To support her pro surfing aspirations she DJ’s at parties and events, while also moonlighting as a WSL commentator. Now Dimity is determined to reclaim her position on the CT… she just has to pull herself away from the Superbank barrels she has become famous for snagging.
Hear about what happened to Kalbarri, on the North West coast of WA, when it was subjected to a ‘fujiwhara’ weather event this year. Written by Brad Sterling through the eyes of Ry Craike.
Finally in ‘Traveller or Tourist’ Morgan Bernard parallels Indonesia with Central America, and looks at the evolution and impact of surf travel. The feature poses some challenging questions about what our obligations are as surfers when we descend upon foreign cultural settings.