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    New Jet Ski Will Help Keep NSW Surfers Safer

    New South Wales surfers can rest a little easier now after HIF and Surfing NSW have deployed a dedicated shark monitoring jet-ski to oversee competitors in local waters. HIF Managing Director Graeme Gibson said,“We’re a coastal community where Australians love their water sports and surfing is one of the most popular activities. Our commitment is to help improve the safety of surfing participants. HIF is proud to support events that encourage healthy activity and surfing is one that is becoming more and more popular with participants of all ages, ranging from school age right through to the more mature, veteran surfers.”

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    Interview with WA Surfer Felicity Palmateer

    To celebrate the return of Australian summertime, we caught up with Felicity Palmateer, a professional surfer, artist and conservationist who made history in July this year by being the first Australian female to take on the largest ever wave at Cowaramup Bombora (Cow Bombie) in south western WA. We were thrilled to chat to Felicity recently about her surfing, art, what she does in her downtime, and her plans for 2016. Here’s what we learned...
     
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    Interview with NSW Surfer Nathan Hedge - "Overcoming Obstacles"

    A decade ago, Nathan "Hog" Hedge was a top contender on the world championship surfing circuits. Then, his well-documented downfall began – in 2006 he failed to requalify and as a result he turned to alcohol. Now, the Hog is back - sober, healthy, focused on getting back on the WSL Championship Tour, as well as helping surfing’s next generations to realise their potential. Click through to read Nathan's story and his advice to others about about overcoming obstacles and chasing your dreams.

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    Have You Entered the HIF Clip of the Season?

    HIF is delighted to announce that the HIF Clip of the Season is back, and this year it's bigger and better than ever before. To be in with a chance to score a whopping $1000, simply snap a video of you (or a friend) in action and submit the clip via the entry process in this article. The competition is open to all surfing disciplines (including Longboard, SUP, Bodyboard, Kneeboard) and can range from a groms' first wave through to an advanced surfer's giant barrel. Find out more...

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    Surf Videographer Darren McCagh offers his Top Tips for a HIF Clip of the Season Winning Entry

    Darren McCagh, owner of Farmhouse Films, is a passionate and successful WA videographer, renowned for his ability to cut through to the true nature of a subject. Since starting his career in 2009, McCagh’s portfolio has grown into an impressive collection of surfing and event films, lifestyle clips and documentaries. With this in mind, we caught up with Darren to hear his top tips for a HIF Clip of the Season winning entry. 

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