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When crabs invade

When crabs invade

Robber crabs are the world's biggest land crustaceans, and on Christmas Island you better look out if you’re on a family picnic. Pictures that look like they are out of a horror movie show a family surrounded by giant crabs during ...


Central America gets its first World Surf Reserve

Central America gets its first World Surf Reserve

Costa Rica’s Playa Hermosa gets the conservation tick.  News from Save The Waves: “We have built an incredible team to foster the ...

THE NEW ISSUE OF PLB – Mick the Mighty Proofreader brings the inside info on what's in it

THE NEW ISSUE OF PLB – Mick the Mighty Proofreader brings the inside info on what's in it

Subscriber copies are in the mail, mags will be in newsagents all over from next week – and each issue ...

Time Capsule: Noosa, winter 1966 with George, Bob and Nat - from

Time Capsule: Noosa, winter 1966 with George, Bob and Nat - from "High On a Cool Wave"

REMASTERED DVDS OF HIGH ON A COOL WAVE ARE AVAILABLE ON THE PLB WEB SHOP This clip if from Australia’s National Film & ...

Killer whales ripped open great whites to eat their organs, testicles

Killer whales ripped open great whites to eat their organs, testicles

Great white sharks might not be the oceanic apex predator we thought they were after several washed up on the ...

Mud-covered whale swims out of croc-infested NT river, bound for Antarctica

Mud-covered whale swims out of croc-infested NT river, bound for Antarctica

A humpback that stunned scientists when it was found 20 kilometres upstream in a crocodile-infested river in Kakadu National Park ...

Oz Longboarding Episode 18: “The Best Longboarders of the Last 20 Years”

Oz Longboarding Episode 18: “The Best Longboarders of the Last 20 Years”

The best longboarder? Like trying to pick the best dancer, or best artist, or best musician, and just as pointless ...

Huge shark leaves chilling souvenir in surfer's board a week after fatal attack

Huge shark leaves chilling souvenir in surfer's board a week after fatal attack

"I was off my board and on top of the bloody thing." A surfer has described the terrifying moment he fell ...

“Unnur” – from Iceland, the latest mini epic by Chris Burkard – watch the full 17 minutes here

“Unnur” – from Iceland, the latest mini epic by Chris Burkard – watch the full 17 minutes here

At just 33, Chris Burkard has a worldwide rep for truly unique surf/location photography and movies from extreme locales - ...

Living through the apocalyptic vibes on the U.S. West Coast

Living through the apocalyptic vibes on the U.S. West Coast

From Will Sileo for The Inertia: Outside my window in the Haight-Ashbury area of San Francisco is an almost familiar sight. As far as ...

Subscribe and WIN a Black Square PRO model – our 89th giveaway board!

Subscribe and WIN a Black Square PRO model – our 89th giveaway board!

Here’s a tuned machine! Our last six boards in a row have all been big single-fin logs so for this ...

Dead Kook delivery – Marcus and Jacqui, our 87th PLB subscriber winners, get their new board

Dead Kook delivery – Marcus and Jacqui, our 87th PLB subscriber winners, get their new board

“We received the board today! We’ve already taken it out at Bondi this afternoon! What a beautiful surfboard! And your ...

Lesa lands the Fine Surfcraft by Andrew Warhurst – our 88th magazine subscriber giveaway!

Lesa lands the Fine Surfcraft by Andrew Warhurst – our 88th magazine subscriber giveaway!

Lesa Prowse has only got back into longboarding in the last year or so after an extended visit to the ...

Jack “Murph the Surf” Murphy, heist mastermind, dies at 83 – an amazing story

Jack “Murph the Surf” Murphy, heist mastermind, dies at 83 – an amazing story

He called himself “Murph the Surf,” a tanned, roguish, party-loving beach boy from Miami, and he transfixed the nation in ...

Scientists weigh options to help move humpback whales out of Australia’s most crock infested river

Scientists weigh options to help move humpback whales out of Australia’s most crock infested river

From the Strange Sea Stories file: A team of whale experts from around Australia are considering how to shepherd two ...

"How do you police this beach against trouble makers on surfboards?"

Flash Back to 1964: A mind-snapping four-minute vid from Australia's ABC Four Corners program: "How did surf culture change Australian popular ...

Working class surf town - to Hollywood A-list hang – to burn-out? Opinion piece by Angela Mollard

Working class surf town - to Hollywood A-list hang – to burn-out? Opinion piece by Angela Mollard

What’s the collective noun for a group of actors who rock up at a coastal town and ruin it for ...

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