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The recent Annual Byron Bay Surf Festival, held for four days over February 22nd – 25th was as usual, a celebration of pure stoke with an eclectic mix of local, national and international surfers and related surf culture.

Byron Bay Surf Festival | Citizens of the Slide | The Handsome Collective | Photo Tracee Annetts
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B O B  M C T A V I S H 
B Y R O N  L I F E

C I T I Z E N S
O F   T H E   S L I D E
—  Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview  —

Arcadia | Bob McTavish [L] & Wayne Lynch [R] supplied by John Witzig. Possum Creek 1969 Life in Byron Bay in the 60s & 70s had become a hub for early surf culture; a haven for the musically talented, alternative ‘country soul’ surfing community as portrayed in Alby Falzon’s Morning of the Earth; and also the beginnings of MO [Multiple Occupancy]
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S E A B O N E S | BYRON BAY

At the beach end of Fletcher Street, Byron Bay you’ll discover a salty island-vibe aesthetic in the newly opened Sea Bones women’s coastal concept store.

Seabones | Byron Bay | The Handsome Collective

Sea Bones is a joint venture / collaborative dream child of local renowned Photographer Ming Nomchong and women’s sustainable ocean wear designer Danny Clayton of Salt Gypsy.

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BEHIND THE SHOOT
‘M O O D’

A SHORT SURF FILM
by
F R A N  M I L L E R

MOOD by FRAN MILLER | DRONE by HUNTER JOHNSTONFran Miller has recently submitted ‘MOOD’ to be judged in the Action category of The Surfing World Short Film Competition
— REELERS 2017 —
presented by Corona.

It has been received very favourably by the public, at just day one of submission, it has been ranking as the ‘most watched’ in the Action category & continuing to hold the position after entries have closed, thus far.

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 F R A N  M I L L E R  
‘M O O D’ 
A SHORT SURF FILM [An entrant in REELERS 2017] 

SHOWCASING THREE OF THE WORLDS TALENTED & UP COMING FEMALE LONGBOARDERS ROISIN CAROLAN, IVY THOMAS AND HALLIE ROHR. 

Fran Miller Short Film 'Mood' featuring Hallie Rohr Fran Miller Short Film 'Mood' featuring Roisin Carolan Corona presents REELERS 2017, the Surfing World short film competition, a global search for the freshest talent in surf movie making today.

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C R A I G  P A R R Y
P H O T O G R A P H E R
A NEW GALLERY OPENING IN BYRON BAY
by Tracee Annetts – photography by Craig Parry

CELEBRATING BYRON’S NATURAL BEAUTY

Byron Bay | Craig Parry Photography | Handsome Citizens

Byron Bay’s dynamic arts scene is abuzz with the opening of the new gallery in town, by Internationally acclaimed nature photographer and local boy, Craig Parry.

Craig will celebrate the opening of his new Byron Bay Gallery, with a Launch Night
on Friday January 20th | 6 – 9pm
at Gallery Shop 7 / 8 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay.
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C I T I Z E N S
O F   T H E   S L I D E
—  Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview  —

Ivy Thomas | Golden Slider | Fran Miller | Handsome Citizens
I V Y 
T H O M A S  
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by Tracee Annetts – photography by Fran Miller

“The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun.”
So they say. 

When Ivy Thomas and her Gold Coast posse including mate and fellow surfer/Photographer Fran Miller hit the waves together, it’s guaranteed to be non-stop smiles. 
We’ve seen a lot of awe-inspiring ocean images of Ivy taken by the legendary Fran Miller and other talented photographers in the area and wanted to find out what’s keeping Gold Coast-based Ivy stoked in and out of the water.

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… T h e  E A S E  o f  a
S U N D A Y   M O R N I N G  …
by Tracee Annetts – photography by Gabi Mulder

With those long lazy days of Summer, but a dream behind us, we’re taking a moment to reflect upon a languid Sunday morning with our face to the sun as we relax on the back porch.

Central to capturing this mood, is the ultimate chilled playlist helping you ease into a complete sense of idleness, with no inclination for anything other than falling into a dreamy blissful state.

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To date we have had the pleasure of a talented bunch
of female Sea Gypsies who’ve featured in our
Citizens Of The Slide Interviews.
And until now no Sea Pirates to add some testosterone
to the mix. Enter Wisp aka
— CHRISTIAN  BARKER —
all burly and bearded. Something we noticed
from his recent McTavish
“Dedicated to the Craft” film is that he has soul, and is passionate about his surfing..

  C I T I Z E N S
O F  T H E  S L I D E
NOT SO ORDINARY CITIZENS INTERVIEW  

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The
A N C I E N T
ART of WAVE RIDING
with its Polynesian origins are thriving in the heart of Josie Prendergast.

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Her graceful footsteps hypnotise as they make their way lightly to the nose. Reminiscent of a sacred dance, caressing the tip of her McTavish underfoot, as the beauty of Wategos slides past in the background.
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C O N N E R  H A T S
have made their way onto the heads and galleries of some very talented surfing / creative individuals on Instagram. On a recent girl’s Eco-surf adventure to Tonga, Chrystal Fitzgerald, Lauren L. Hill and  Ming Nomchong had a very sweet selection of Conner Hats packed for their journey.

Conner Hats in Tonga By Ming Nomchong Photo We are chatting to WILL CONNER, whose father Bill started crafting leather hats in the late 60’s in Florida USA.
He then immigrated to Australia and set up an iconic Australian company named BC hats. These are still made today in the Conner’s hometown of Byron Bay.

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“I closed my eyes and spoke to you in a thousand silent ways” — Rumi

 Y O G A :
WHERE TO?
  When in..?

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Handsome Citizens preferred Yoga Studios Bali, Australia, USA, Mexico and more


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C I T I Z E N S
O F   T H E   S L I D E
—  Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview  —

IMG_4209Lore, Mademoiselle of the Sea
is a unique label and creative project by
L A U R E  M Y R
the designer of surf skins & swimsuits for women seeking a stylish hassle-free salt water experience.

The label is the epitome of French chic, with elegance, style and originality at the heart of her designs.

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J O S I E
P r e n d e r g a s t
X
C i t i z e n s
o f  t h e  S l i d e

We last spoke with Josie in December 2014; since then some life changing moments have transpired for this uber graceful wave dancer.

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S T O N E  &  W O O D 
B R E W I N G
‘The Way It Should Be’
the new video created by Stone and Wood Brewing Company in their Spiritual home of Byron Bay.

Broken Head

Highlighting a slow pace of life in a creative coastal town famed for its beach culture and plentiful surf.
You can see how this trio of lads are pretty buzzed since they quit ‘working for the man’ & got back to basics handcrafting Ales on the beautiful shores of the Northern Rivers of NSW.
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 J O S I E
P R E N D E R G A S T
“She’s got a rad classic style that is all her own”

 From Byron Bay, an Ambassador for McTavish Surfboards and Volcom now with Billabong; a lover of life; she’s happy if others are happy; would dearly love to someday in the future, open an Orphanage in the Philippines.

≫ C I T I Z E N S
O F   T H E   S L I D E
— Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview —

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“Words are my weapon but they’re also my ruin”

Seavera, Singer/Songwriter, Handsome Citizens, Not So Ordinary Citizens, Musician —  Not So Ordinary
Citizens Interview  —

Singer/Songwriter
T o r i  Z i e t s c h
of SEAVERA
chats to us about her inspirations; recently being featured on Triple J’s Unearthed; the release of Seavera’s debut Single ‘Caving’ and new project; the upcoming EP due to be recorded in Melbourne..

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Spotlight on
R O I S I N
C A R O L A N 

the first Australian homegrown talent to feature on
#CitizensoftheSlide 

We stole a moment of Roisin’s time for a quick
chat and a
 glimpse into her Byron Hinterland life…

C I T I Z E N S
O F   T H E   S L I D E
 NOT SO ORDINARY CITIZENS INTERVIEW  — 

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