When Australiana Goes A-Straya

It was June 1983 when the brains trust behind the 12th Man series Billy Birmingham penned the hit spoken-word record “Australiana” for comedian Austen Tayshus. It posed the question – “how much can a koala bear?” Almost 40 years on and shoppers are asking the same thing now that Australiana has been given a very contemporary, visual overhaul. It’s all […]

Surfing the Perfect Wave in a Year of Wipeouts

It’s the sixth of January, 2020. Commercial flights from Melbourne’s Tullamarine runway soar above queues of waxheads with shortboards tucked under their armpit. URBNSURF CEO Damon Tudor watches on and can’t help but ponder how far removed he is from the desert of Dubai. Opening day for Australia’s first urban surf park is running to plan. And for a moment, […]