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Day 1 of the WSL from Bells Beach – results, elimination round match-ups

Day 1 of the WSL from Bells Beach – results, elimination round match-ups

While it was way overhead and cleaner than Peter Garrett’s head during the run-up to Bells, it was chest-high at best with a wonky wind for Day 1 of the main event . . . bugger! Rumour is though it’s going to ...


OUR 100th BOARD – WIN A RILEY BALSA FOAM-CORE 9’6” GUN!*

OUR 100th BOARD – WIN A RILEY BALSA FOAM-CORE 9’6” GUN!*

YES 100! And to be drawn before next issue! Every issue for 20 years we’ve given a magazine subscriber* a top-end longboard, and ...

Bells Beach, trials results + heat matchups for the main event

Bells Beach, trials results + heat matchups for the main event

Talk about brutal! The WSL format for the trials sees only one surfer each from the Women and Men seeded ...

1965 BBC footage

1965 BBC footage "News From Australia”

Surfing and wedge-tail eagles? Why not. This mixed-tape Pom newsreel was ferreted from the bowels of British Pathe’s historical collection by Ian "Danger" Lording. Check ...

Bali, a glimpse of the Island Paradise in 1932

Bali, a glimpse of the Island Paradise in 1932

Eight minutes for The Island of the Gods between the wars . . . and while there aren’t any glimpses ...

Neanderthals got “surfer's ear” too, study says

Neanderthals got “surfer's ear” too, study says

It may be more info than you need, but here’s some current ancient news: When humans are habitually exposed to cold ...

A drug lord, a psychotic killer, and a surfing safari

A drug lord, a psychotic killer, and a surfing safari

Yep, it’s all happening in the new mainstream movie release Sons of Summer, filmed on the Gold Coast. Here’s the news ...

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

Big Picture Stuff: 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 ...

A sea survival expert on what it takes to survive being lost at sea

A sea survival expert on what it takes to survive being lost at sea

Heaven forbid your boat sinks or you get swept halfway to New Zealand in a rip, but following the Aussie ...

Surf Radio – the latest show from Crescent Swells – track list, tune in

Surf Radio – the latest show from Crescent Swells – track list, tune in

“We’re now on 99.9 Bay FM out of Byron Bay (launch show this Friday arvo at 2pm). Also Great Lakes 101.5 ...

Australian Titles – all the age divisions - wrap, results, photos

Australian Titles – all the age divisions - wrap, results, photos

It was a monster week at the Aussies in Port, and the wrap of the Junior and Open Longboard and ...

From super melons to rug rats, Plow has your noggin covered

From super melons to rug rats, Plow has your noggin covered

We rarely do product plugs here on the PLB site, or in the magazine, but we were so taken with ...

Australian Titles – Queensland makes a clean sweep of the longboard and the loggers

Australian Titles – Queensland makes a clean sweep of the longboard and the loggers

The Open and Junior Logs and Longboard have seen Queensland surfers take the whole caboodle across both the men’s and ...

Watch Episode 1 of “Farm Boys” - the world's only hard-core surf and gardening show

Watch Episode 1 of “Farm Boys” - the world's only hard-core surf and gardening show

The six-part series follows earthly wizards Heath Joske and Addy Jones as they set about building a productive garden paradise ...

The WSL finals – same, same, but (a little bit) different

The WSL finals – same, same, but (a little bit) different

The finalists for the WSL Huntington Beach Longboard Classic 2023 were the same as the finalists for the WSL Huntington ...

WSL World’s at Huntington down to the semis – wrap & match-ups

WSL World’s at Huntington down to the semis – wrap & match-ups

The WSL shortboard Challenger Series shared the day’s surfing with Stop No. 1 of the Longboard Tour, so the WSL ...

WSL World’s - excellent performances and big upsets decide Quarterfinalists at Huntington – wrap, photos & results

WSL World’s - excellent performances and big upsets decide Quarterfinalists at Huntington – wrap, photos & results

Here at PLB we’ve been up in the early hours of the morning to catch the action live from California, ...

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