The view from the LA Times: California’s beach closures offer a glimpse of the likely future

The view from the LA Times: California’s beach closures offer a glimpse of the likely future

There’s nothing like a global pandemic to remind us of what we truly value. As mortality rates and economic upheaval fill the headlines, we in coastal California are also grappling with another significant change: the closing of our beaches and the severing of our ...


Wood boards and sweet waves - a 14-minute film from South Island, New Zealand – Xylo Woodcraft

Wood boards and sweet waves - a 14-minute film from South Island, New Zealand – Xylo Woodcraft

Film & edit by Jono Smit: “This is a story about developing a craft. Michael Gilling has been creating wooden ...

Sewage from San Onofre nuclear plant spills a mile out to sea

Sewage from San Onofre nuclear plant spills a mile out to sea

They’re dismantling the nuclear plant but it’s no easy job, and now 7000 gallons of jobbies have spilled into the ...

Join Patagonia Australia on Wed. April 8 at 8pm AEDT for a special online screening of ‘Never Town’

Join Patagonia Australia on Wed. April 8 at 8pm AEDT for a special online screening of ‘Never Town’

Patagonia Global Activist Dave Rastovich and renowned surf journalist Sean Doherty are set to host a Facebook screening, responding to your questions and comments as the film ...

Nixon didn’t surf, but he golfed with a couple of surfer stoners

Nixon didn’t surf, but he golfed with a couple of surfer stoners

From SHACC: A while back my friend Tom and I were playing golf at Shorecliffs in San Clemente. When we ...

THE NEW ISSUE OF PLB – so what’s in it? Mick the Mighty Proofreader brings the inside info

THE NEW ISSUE OF PLB – so what’s in it? Mick the Mighty Proofreader brings the inside info

The new issue of PLB is now in newsagents nationally, Australian subcribers have their copies, and all our international subscribers should have their ...

One year on – David “Baddy” Treloar - a 40-minute tribute film by Di Ellis

One year on – David “Baddy” Treloar - a 40-minute tribute film by Di Ellis

“That laugh and passion will always be missed. But we know his spirit is always here. “One year on ... RIP ...

Umm two people exercising? Should we still be surfing during the coronavirus?

Umm two people exercising? Should we still be surfing during the coronavirus?

From the ABC: Surfers around Australia are rightly asking 'is it still okay to surf?' Under the latest rules about public gatherings, ...

R.I.P. Leigh Middleton, Victorian surfer and industry great

R.I.P. Leigh Middleton, Victorian surfer and industry great

Leigh Middleton passed away recently, his name might not be familiar to many but his story will be. I first ...

Ulu empty, beaches close on the Bukit – and Bali with no safety net

Ulu empty, beaches close on the Bukit – and Bali with no safety net

Authorities started to close beaches on the Bukit Peninsula in Bali this week, leaving lineups that are usually teeming with ...

Go online with the amazing down-home world famous Manly Longboard Co

Go online with the amazing down-home world famous Manly Longboard Co

Local? Global? Huh? Forever Manly lad Mark Preece’s parents opened their first shop at South Steyne in 1975 and went ...

Straightening up your garage during the distancing? Surf n’ Rak to the rescue

Straightening up your garage during the distancing? Surf n’ Rak to the rescue

Out of Southside Sydney and shipping worldwide, the genial crew of surfers at Surf n’ Rak are rapt to have now been ...

Endless Winter – Episode one – The Pioneers of British Surfing

Endless Winter – Episode one – The Pioneers of British Surfing

By Level Films – Episode 1 of this 7-part series is free. The award-winning Endless Winter films have been re-edited ...

A good news story! One million ‘Wonder Plant’ seedlings planted in Wales to create healthy seas

A good news story! One million ‘Wonder Plant’ seedlings planted in Wales to create healthy seas

At a time when shallow seagrass meadows have disappeared from 92% of UK’s vast coastline, scientists have realized that this ...

Rare footage of Victoria's first surfers in 1920 - “Surfing Hawaiian Redwood Boards at Lorne”

Rare footage of Victoria's first surfers in 1920 - “Surfing Hawaiian Redwood Boards at Lorne”

From Craig Baird at the Australian National Surfing Museum: “The museum is closed to the public (for a while) but ...

Wild Things unique shop and new website

Wild Things unique shop and new website

For a small independent Australian company, Wild Things from Byron Bay have this week launched a most exceptional rebuild of their ...

Our 87th free board! Win a Dead Kooks Nausea

Our 87th free board! Win a Dead Kooks Nausea

Yep our 87th magazine subscriber giveaway! And check out this beauty from surfer/shaper and head Kook, Eden Saul. The Nausea in a ...

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