About Us


Welcome to Surf Hungry, where our mission is to inspire, guide, and support you on your surf-hungry journey. We want to be the place you come to ‘feed your stoke.

SurfHungry Feed Your Stoke

Our team is made up of passionate surf experts who are eager to share their knowledge and experience with you. We love all things to do with surf, whether it is surfing, foiling, e-surfing, SUP, wake surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, surf travel, diving, jet skiing, kayaking or much more – we’ve got something here to feed your kind of surf stoke!

Whether you’re a beginner just starting out, a novice trying to figure things out, or an intermediate looking to advance your skills, our goal is to provide expert guidance and some cool entertainment every step of the way. Let’s get salty!



G’day, my name is Rach Taylor and I’m a mother of two young surf groms, a former Australian Olympic athlete, and the proud founder of Surf Hungry.

My own love of the ocean and passion for surfing and surf sports has well and truly rubbed off on my two young sons, who are now both little blonde-haired surf-stoked groms 🙂 

We live in beautiful Western Australia, home to some of Australia’s best waves and greatest surfers (also home to Australia’s most notorious great white sharks and the some of the most remote surf spots in the world). 

I’ve also been lucky enough over the years (pre-kids) to live at several of Australia’s best surfing locations: Torquay (home of the very famous Bells Beach) and Currumbin on the Gold Coast, Queensland (home to D-bah, Snapper Rocks and the Kirra superbank). In both places I worked for the surf company Quiksilver, where I was surrounded by people at work who lived & breathed for surfing. It was working for Quiksilver and living in these epic surf spots that I definitely found ‘my tribe’.

Rachs grom son checking the surf holdfing his surf board at Torquay main beach Bells Beach Victoria

These days I spend most of my time hanging out at our local beaches with my two young surf grom sons who both LOVE surfing, foiling, SUP, bodyboarding, skim boarding, coasteering and surf-skating.

Having started a bit later in life, I’d consider myself to be a beginner to intermediate level surfer, and these days I prefer to cruise on a longboard.

A confession: my first board-riding love is actually snowboarding, but since we live in one of the VERY hottest places in Australia, and a VERY long way from the snow, I am 1oo% a lover of all things surf, swell, saltwater, sunshine and sand (as well as snow).

The boys and their mates out surfing on a boat near Rottnest Island Western Australia
My boys and their mates out on a boat seaching for waves, just off Rottnest Island, Western Australia
Rach is more a single fin long boarder these days Sunset session down at Scarborough Beach Western Australia
I am more a single fin longboarder these days! Sunset session down at Scarborough Beach, Western Australia
Rachael Taylor Olympic rower Sydney 2000 with brother Luke Taylor swimming to congratulate her after winning a silver medal
My brother Luke swimming out to congratulate us at the Sydney 2000 Olympics!
Olympic rower Rachael Taylor winning a race at the Manly Surf Carnival on an enormous wave in surf boat rowing Australia
The biggest wave I ever caught in a surf boat, at Manly beach in New South Wales, Australia (we won the race too, phew!)

Long before I fell in love with surfing and surf sports, I had found a similar level of connection with nature, sense of adventure, and physical and mental challenge as a professional athlete traveling the world racing internationally as an elite rower. 

For many years I was a representative on the Australian Rowing Team, with a career culminating at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games where my rowing partner and I won an Olympic silver medal in the women’s coxless pair.

rachael taylor sydney 2000 olympic games rowingAfter retiring from Olympic-level sport I was done with the serious stuff; I was looking for some fun and excitement.  

This first led me to the next decade spent competing in surf boats, again representing Australia, but this time in the ‘extreme sports’ version of rowing, racing surf boats in huge waves on beach breaks throughout AustraliaNew Zealand and Europe. 

Finding surfing next, albeit somewhat later in life, was an absolute gift.

Surfing is the perfect mix of challenge, nature, excitement and adventure; but best of all, I get to share this epic surf lifestyle with my two little grommet sons!

As a former Olympian and professional athlete, I know the importance of having a solid foundation when it comes to any sport.

That’s why Surf Hungry offers a range of resources, including instructional guides, equipment reviews, and personal experiences from some of the world’s top surf spots and destinations.

Surf Hungry is a passion project that stems from my own personal experiences as an avid surf enthusiast.

Like many of you, I struggled to find authentic expertise, guidance, and advice online covering all the surf sports I loved in one place.

That’s why I created this website, to provide a reliable source of information for anyone like me.

Whether you’re still a bit of surf kook (like I feel like I still am!) or you’re an experienced surf or wind-sports pro, Surf Hungry is here to inspire, guide, and support you on your sand, sunshine and salt loving journey.

Thanks for visiting our site, and we look forward to helping you FEED YOUR STOKE and catch some awesome waves! 

Surf check with the kids at Contos Western Australia
Surf check with the kids at one of our favourite surf spots: Contos Springs, Western Australia

Why trust Surf Hungry?

At Surf Hungry, we are real people who are passionate about helping you have the best surf experience possible.

Our team of experts research, test, and evaluate surf gear across various categories, providing reliable, unbiased, and informative reviews to help you make informed purchasing decisions.

Our reviews are based on hands-on testing, research, and analysis of customer feedback.

We continuously update our reviews based on changes in product availability or new information to ensure that you’re getting the most up-to-date recommendations.

We are here to FEED YOUR STOKE!