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Pandemic side-effects offer glimpse of alternative future on Earth Day 2020

Pandemic side-effects offer glimpse of alternative future on Earth Day 2020

November 22, 2020 - the 50th Earth Day: While Trump plants a tree and Bono sings to Pope Francis, actors, musicians, activists, and people from all walks of life join an unprecedented (there’s that word again) all-day digital homage to our ...


Uncharted territory – surfing in the age of coronavirus

Uncharted territory – surfing in the age of coronavirus

Opinion piece from Jamie Brisick in the US: Last week, I stood atop the bluff overlooking Malibu Surfrider Beach. Sets ...

Mysterious ghost boats full of corpses keep washing up in Japan

Mysterious ghost boats full of corpses keep washing up in Japan

We first ran this news story Christmas 2018 (and the boats are still turning up): Nearly 100 dilapidated wooden boats have washed ...

Ain't that peculiar - 1965 BBC footage

Ain't that peculiar - 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 PLB’s archive detective ...

Sea turtles thriving after beach closures

Sea turtles thriving after beach closures

Wildlife around the world is enjoying the lack of human activity due to coronavirus lockdowns, and sea turtles in Thailand are part ...

Only in Oz: Between a croc and a shark . . . and the shark jumps in the boat!

Only in Oz: Between a croc and a shark . . . and the shark jumps in the boat!

 A Queensland boy got more than he bargained for on a family fishing trip when a shark and crocodile came ...

“Fish People” – 48-minute film - free from Patagonia

“Fish People” – 48-minute film - free from Patagonia

Directed by Keith Malloy, Fishpeople tells the stories of a unique cast of characters who have dedicated their lives to the sea. The film features ...

Human-sized giant jellyfish

Human-sized giant jellyfish

A wildlife expert and her photographer set off on an undersea adventure around the United Kingdom and what they witnessed ...

“Waikiki Under Quarantine, An Inside Look” – the video

“Waikiki Under Quarantine, An Inside Look” – the video

Eerie . . . everything empty . . . Vid by Just Be Out: “Our hearts and prayers go out ...

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 ...

How California kept ahead of the curve

How California kept ahead of the curve

From the BBC: After a resident of California died of coronavirus on 4 March, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of ...

Barz Kiama Floaters to the rescue – six pairs for our international subscribers!

Barz Kiama Floaters to the rescue – six pairs for our international subscribers!

Any regular reader of our mag will know we give away a top-end longboard to an Australian subscriber every issue, we’ve ...

Should be Easter Classic finals time – so how about Gail Couper’s record 10 Bells!

Should be Easter Classic finals time – so how about Gail Couper’s record 10 Bells!

Bells should be winding up about now - so let's tip the hat to it's winningest surfer ever. Gail Couper ...

Earth Challenge 2020 - world’s largest citizen science initiative for Earth Day – via smart phone

Earth Challenge 2020 - world’s largest citizen science initiative for Earth Day – via smart phone

Earth Challenge 2020 launched today marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day - Wednesday April 22.  This project creates a global expansion ...

Man Who Survived Bear Attack Gets Bitten By A Shark - a favourite PLB news piece from two years ago this week

Man Who Survived Bear Attack Gets Bitten By A Shark - a favourite PLB news piece from two years ago this week

"I don't blame the shark, I don't blame the bear, and I don't blame the rattlesnake," the victim said. For some ...

Free screening online – “MOUNTAIN OF STORMS” – the underground surf-ski-adventure film that started it all

Free screening online – “MOUNTAIN OF STORMS” – the underground surf-ski-adventure film that started it all

In 1968, five friends – or Fun Hogs as they called themselves – took a road trip to climb Cerro ...

Michaela Sutherland’s Nev Hyman short doco - and why she did it

Michaela Sutherland’s Nev Hyman short doco - and why she did it

This is the second short doco we’ve run of Michaela’s, the first was with he granddad, the pioneering Queensland surfer ...

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