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Stories

The thief in the night

“Dad, my wetsuit is gone!” my brother Genji stammers. We’re on school holidays and we’ve been surfing all day, every day. I’m neat and conscientious so after every surf my wetsuit is turned the right…
Turia Pitt
August 8, 2019
Stories

The gift that made me gasp

It was an oblong smothered in newspaper (Mum is fantastic at many, many things, but gift wrapping is not one of them). I picked up the parcel, held it to my face and inhaled. The…
Turia Pitt
July 11, 2019
Stories

I wanted to get closer

A cold, blustery wind had sprung up from the south. The surf roared beneath our house, perched high up on the clifftops. Each time a wave crashed onto the rock platform below, our house would reverberate, the…
Turia Pitt
June 27, 2019
Stories

Do you ever get this question?

“So, what does Pitty actually do?" "Oh, you know, like she's on Instagram a fair bit, and she um, teaches people stuff? And speaks. You know." For years, I've listened to my friends and family…
Turia Pitt
June 13, 2019