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Finding, restoring and sharing Australia's lost surf films – check this out, from Jolyon Hoff:

Finding, restoring and sharing Australia's lost surf films – check this out, from Jolyon Hoff:

Years ago, while making Searching for Michael Peterson, I found myself digging through the garages and cupboards of Australia's surf filmmakers looking for footage of the famously enigmatic Michael. As I did, I couldn't help but wonder what other hidden gold the ...


This newly discovered “playful” seahorse is the size of a grain of rice - and it's flourishing

This newly discovered “playful” seahorse is the size of a grain of rice - and it's flourishing

From the Wonders of the Sea file: Meet the Japan pig, a newfound species of pygmy seahorse discovered in Japan. Only ...

“To make King Neptune jealous!” Blimp tows surfboard rider, 1931

“To make King Neptune jealous!” Blimp tows surfboard rider, 1931

From the British Pathé website - “USA: Pulled along from above, daring 'Surfer' gives thrilling display of balance. Playing 'tag' ...

Half of single-use plastic waste produced by just 20 companies

Half of single-use plastic waste produced by just 20 companies

Bloody grim this – the news from Reuters: Production of single-use plastics is set to grow 30% in the next five years, ...

The young great white sharks next door

The young great white sharks next door

From the Washington Post: If wildfires, mudslides and drought were not concerning enough, the geographic range of young great whites ...

Dick Hoole recalls a time when Burleigh Heads was surfing's 'centre of the universe'

Dick Hoole recalls a time when Burleigh Heads was surfing's 'centre of the universe'

Flicking favourites - a news piece from this corresponding week last year: "It was like Young Talent Time, everyone was interested ...

The Earth is humming. Caused by ocean waves - here's what it means.

The Earth is humming. Caused by ocean waves - here's what it means.

From Nat Geo: Our blue planet spins suspended in outer space - and it hums, too. The ceaseless rumble has fascinated scientists ...

Rare first edition of Tom Blake’s book at Noosa Longboards store

Rare first edition of Tom Blake’s book at Noosa Longboards store

"Athlete, inventor, and writer, Tom Blake is renowned as one of the most influential surfers in history." Noosa Longboards has a most ...

Maverick the Surfing Cat with a cause

Maverick the Surfing Cat with a cause

The felines in the PLB shipping department are working way too hard to go surfing, but no doubt there’s a grudging ...

Another domino falls in the Bight. Santos bails!

Another domino falls in the Bight. Santos bails!

From the Roaring Journals: Following on from BP, Chevron and Equinor, Santos becomes the fourth major fossil fuel company to ...

A Poem for Dad

A Poem for Dad

Hmm . . . we’ve posted daily on our website for 20-odd years and sent the weekly PLB NewsWire out every ...

Legends Surf on Creek to Coast

Legends Surf on Creek to Coast

Popular Seven TV show Creek to Coast featured Emily Rose's Legends of the Surf Art Exhibition reflecting on the Gold ...

UK: Free wooden bodyboards in effort to stop polystyrene pollution

UK: Free wooden bodyboards in effort to stop polystyrene pollution

Following on from our previous post: Campaigners say thousands of polystyrene body boards are discarded every year at beaches in the ...

Maui looking at banning el cheapo disposable bodyboards – should it be universal?

Maui looking at banning el cheapo disposable bodyboards – should it be universal?

Hononlulu (KHON2): Styrofoam and water don’t mix according to a new ordinance in the Maui County Council. Councilmember Tamara Paltin, who introduced the ...

Australian Logger & Longboard Titles hit on the head for 2021

Australian Logger & Longboard Titles hit on the head for 2021

Surfers were coming from all over Oz, time to cancel the accom. Here’s the latest news release from Surfing Australia:  Casuarina/NSW (July ...

The great Brian “Jacko” Jackson gone at 85 - Cronulla and Australian surfer, shaper, boardbuilding pioneer and legend

The great Brian “Jacko” Jackson gone at 85 - Cronulla and Australian surfer, shaper, boardbuilding pioneer and legend

Renowned as an absolute gentleman, Jacko built his first surfboards in 1956 and went on to steer Jackson Surfboards from ...

“Legend of Angourie – The First Man Standing”

“Legend of Angourie – The First Man Standing”

Ray Moran turns 80, and to mark the occasion Dianne Ellis has lovingly put together this 25-minute tribute film. Says Di ...

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