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Car Park Cinema – this weekend – Northern NSW

Car Park Cinema – this weekend – Northern NSW

On Saturday May 7 "Carpark Cinema & Climate Convos" arrives at Yamba/Yaegl Country, NSW, before heading north on Sunday May 8 to Byron Bay/Bundjalung Country.  This family-friendly event series is hosted by charities Surfers for Climate and Surfrider Foundation Australia, and supported by Patagonia. SATURDAY A fossil free surf session, ...


The oldest footage ever shot of surfing - Thomas Edison’s “Surf Scenes” – filmed in 1906

The oldest footage ever shot of surfing - Thomas Edison’s “Surf Scenes” – filmed in 1906

Three minutes: “Panoramic View, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaiian islands.”  "Hawaiian Islands" is a 1906 actuality film by Thomas A. Edison's studio. ...

The one-and-only local world-famous Manly Longboard Co

The one-and-only local world-famous Manly Longboard Co

Mark and Julie Preece came up with the Manly Longboard Co. concept and shop in 1995, and at cottage-level it’s gone ...

John Cunningham RIP

John Cunningham RIP

With the passing of John Cunningham Queensland has lost one of its larger-than-life surfing pioneers and personalities. As well as ...

Tuawera Longboard Classic - East Coast, South Island, New Zealand

Tuawera Longboard Classic - East Coast, South Island, New Zealand

Bring your wetsuit! The Tuawera Longboard Classic is a new longboarding and retro shortboarding event that takes place in Sumner, ...

Plush surf charter boat Blue Star sinks in the Maldives

Plush surf charter boat Blue Star sinks in the Maldives

Said French surfer Boris Romann: “We’d been hitting the reef with our boat [sic] around 6am Monday 18 April 2022, ...

Where it all started - Okanui Classics now made back in Oz

Where it all started - Okanui Classics now made back in Oz

Dick Ash sowed up the first pairs of Okanui boardshorts on his mum’s Singer from canvas Australia Post bags he’d ...

‘Got your visa?’: Victoria’s coastal enclave Rye is holding fast to its barefoot roots

‘Got your visa?’: Victoria’s coastal enclave Rye is holding fast to its barefoot roots

Gentrification hasn’t reached this part of the Mornington Peninsula, where residents say ‘if you don’t play golf, surf or fish, ...

“Drastically reduced” plastic waste after bans – Perth beaches study

“Drastically reduced” plastic waste after bans – Perth beaches study

Linda Davies started picking up rubbish during regular beach walks on Perth's coast four years ago and was surprised by ...

From Wendy Harmer:  As Australia battles wild weather and coastal erosion, we should learn from our mistakes

From Wendy Harmer: As Australia battles wild weather and coastal erosion, we should learn from our mistakes

The story of King Cnut the Great (Canute to you) is often misunderstood. The early 11th-century ruler of the North Sea ...

“Smoke clean, breath easy, style that wave” – TV ad from 1960

“Smoke clean, breath easy, style that wave” – TV ad from 1960

As the crooner serenades, suck on that durry, rock that hammock, ride that wave . . . “a clean breath ...

Wayne Lynch:  “And now it’s gas.”

Wayne Lynch: “And now it’s gas.”

When I heard they were opening up the Otway Coast for gas exploration I was absolutely horrified but hardly surprised. ...

Six minutes with George – and the lost footage from Innermost Limits of Pure Fun

Six minutes with George – and the lost footage from Innermost Limits of Pure Fun

George Greenough found some lost 16mm footage from the late ‘60s - from long before HD video cameras went digital and ...

Who’s eating who down in the deep blue sea

Who’s eating who down in the deep blue sea

Of all Earth's major ecosystems, the deep sea is one of the least understood - even though it is the largest. But a ...

Got blocked ears after a surf? Pardon?

Got blocked ears after a surf? Pardon?

Well a lot of us have hey, and a disclaimer up front here, this is a blatant plug for the ...

“Queensland Playground” – a leisurely 8 minutes of joy from the Gold Coast in 1957

“Queensland Playground” – a leisurely 8 minutes of joy from the Gold Coast in 1957

And it was another planet! No groynes, no highrise, and just a smattering of shiny happy people . . . ...

Stingers, saltwater crocs, and disembowelling cassowaries no longer a problem for surfers in Far North Queensland

Stingers, saltwater crocs, and disembowelling cassowaries no longer a problem for surfers in Far North Queensland

"NorthBreak" - 300-metre wave pool for Port Douglas.  As reported in Tropic North: A plan to build the Far North Queensland region's ...

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