Around the world, people are taking to the waves as part of their treatment for mental illness. Advocates of surf therapy say it's a way to draw people out of dark places, and world champion surfer Layne Beachley couldn't agree more.
Stephanie Gilmore wins the world surfing title for the seventh time in her career, equalling the record of wave great Layne Beachley.
Australia has plenty of great spots to go surfing and we've compiled a list of some of your favourites. Did your break make the cut?
The organisers of the Margaret River Pro in WA have moved the dates of the World Surfing League event to avoid heightened shark activity following two shark attacks earlier this year.
Central Queensland is not famed for its great surf, but that could change with the creation of a wave pool at a man-made, inland lake that could produce world-first 2.4 metre waves.
Australian surfing star and 2012 world champion Joel Parkinson announces he will retire at the end of the season, saying "I love everything about it, but I just can't keep competing".
The cancellation of a world surfing event in WA's south-west has disappointed surfers and worried locals.
You might not have believed it from the actions of our cricketers, but the Commonwealth Games has helped prove sport is about much more than celebrating individual supremacy in a field of the most able.
Commercial operators are scrambling to build surf parks, but will guaranteed waves be enough to lure diehard surfers away from Australia's world-class ocean breaks?
He has broken his nose, fractured ribs, snapped a bicep and suffered numerous neck and spinal injuries — and at 51 big-wave surfer Ross Clarke-Jones has no plans to stop.