How To Read A Surf Report

How To Read A Surf Report

There are many different components that make up a surf report. Though they can seem intimidating at first glance, surf reports are full of important information that tell you everything you need to know about the conditions of the water. 

Whether you want to head out for a swim, a surf or a snorkel session, checking out the surf report of the beach you’ll be heading to will give you insight into how you can expect to experience the water.

We are here to decode the components of a surf report for you, so that you can feel empowered each time you head down to the ocean!

September 28, 2022 — Eliza Greene
GRNSTR seen in The New York Times

GRNSTR seen in The New York Times

I am so thrilled to share that GRNSTR has made it onto the New York Times

Shortly after GRNSTR’s first magazine feature, (in British Vogue no less; read all about it here!) I was honoured to receive correspondence from one of the editors of the New York Times. She was proposing an editorial for their swim-piece guide, and wanted to feature the Desert Tigress Wetsuit. I could feel my heart begin to race as I read through the email.

Founded in 1851 (you read that right) The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City, with a worldwide readership. The New York Times has over 9.1 million subscribers and this world-renowned newspaper reaches a global audience daily. 

September 14, 2022 — Eliza Greene
GNARALOO: Where the Desert Meets the Ocean

GNARALOO: Where the Desert Meets the Ocean

My favourite spot to snorkel at Gnaraloo is inside the outer reef at the surf spot Migis, just south of the infamous surf spot Tombstones. Migis is well-protected from the waves and so it’s the perfect playground in which to snorkel. Migis is a super family-friendly spot that is perfect for any level of snorkeller; you will not want to miss this spot! 
August 24, 2022 — Eliza Greene
GRNSTR as seen in VOGUE!

GRNSTR as seen in VOGUE!

Pop the champagne! And so GRNSTR stepped into a three month campaign from June to August with British Vogue. July’s cover of British Vogue featured none other than Beyoncé! Vogue Print has a total reach of 20.4 million people, and Vogue Retail has over five million monthly visitors to their site - so I’m understandably stoked with the exposure and visibility that has been afforded to GRNSTR as a result of this partnership!


You can find GRNSTR’s feature in @britishvogue June, July and August Magazine & online at @Vogue Retail.

August 10, 2022 — Eliza Greene
Top 3 Surf Spots in Perth and the South West

Top 3 Surf Spots in Perth and the South West

Arguably Perth’s most popular beach, Cottesloe Beach offers a consistent surf break all throughout the year. The fairly exposed beach and groyne break experiences the best swell from the southwest direction, and is a reliable beach for beginners. This beach is a social hub and can get quite busy, so we recommend braving the cold and getting into the water early if you’re heading out on the weekend. 

We love heading to the new local on the street, Ol’ Bouy, for our post-surf coffee fix or North Street Bakery for a delicious cinnamon scroll. 

July 27, 2022 — Eliza Greene
Post Winter Swim Necessities

Post Winter Swim Necessities

You’ve heading out to brave the cold water; and you know that it will feel so good when you’re warming up with a coffee afterwards. There’s truly nothing like getting into the fresh ocean air and plunging into cold water to help beat the winter blues here in the Southern Hemisphere! 

Here are our top post swim necessities, to keep you cosy after a winter swim. 

July 13, 2022 — Eliza Greene
Our Beach Checklist: Snorkelling Edition

Our Beach Checklist: Snorkelling Edition

So you’re headed to your favourite beach to enjoy the sun, check out the reef and catch sight of your local nemos. (If you’re looking for our favourite snorkelling spots around Perth, check out our top 3 spots here!

But what are your snorkelling essentials? We’ve compiled a list of our Snorkelling Beach Checklist, so that you’re ready for your next adventure! We know you’ll bring your snorkel set, but here are our other recommendations!

June 22, 2022 — Eliza Greene
Top 3 Snorkelling Spots in Perth and the South West

Top 3 Snorkelling Spots in Perth and the South West

Mettams Pool is a natural lagoon found in Perth’s Northern Beaches. A local favourite, Mettams Pool features a 1.5m deep reef that often experiences glassy and undisturbed conditions, especially in the mornings. 

Mettams Pool is an easily accessible reef, with a huge variety of fish and mollusks that are able to be seen just a few steps from the shore. As a result of its beauty, proximity to Perth and its accessibility, Mettams Pool is very popular... ......

April 22, 2022 — Eliza Greene
How Do Wetsuits Work?

How Do Wetsuits Work?

Wetsuits work to keep you warm by trapping a thin layer of water between the fabric of the wetsuit and your skin. Your body warms up this thin layer of water and thus the water becomes an insulating layer of heat that is held in by the wetsuit. 

Wetsuits are made out of neoprene, an insulating fabric that is highly water resistant. At GRNSTR, we have designed our wetsuits with a premium, buttery soft neoprene that is 2mm thick......

 

April 22, 2022 — Eliza Greene
What Does GRNSTR Mean?

What Does GRNSTR Mean?

GRNSTR stands for Greene Sister. My sister Mikaela and I are known as The Greene Sisters (you can read about our many adventures from our ABOUT page).

The relationship that I have with my sister is second to none; she is my best friend and is the source of endless support, confidence and laughter in my life. I named my brand GRNSTR because I want to bring that same strength and sisterhood to my customers.....

 

April 14, 2022 — Eliza Greene
Why I Created GRNSTR

Why I Created GRNSTR

While growing up, the “surfer girl” aesthetic felt strictly policed; if you weren’t blonde and petite you were invisible to the major brands and their sponsorship opportunities. For the better part of a decade, the models used for surfing campaigns fit a very specific casting call. At the mere age of sixteen I struggled to squeeze into bikini tops that did not fit, in an attempt to engage with the major brands. I could only imagine how other girls, more voluptuous than me, might be feeling.....

 

April 14, 2022 — Eliza Greene