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RIP Barry Bennett – the great Australian surfboard building trailblazer and family man

RIP Barry Bennett – the great Australian surfboard building trailblazer and family man

From a text from his family today (Tuesday 12): “It is with great sadness to say Barry passed away in his hospital bed this morning, we have lost a friend and pioneer of our sport. Thanks to all from Greg ...


Thor gets barreled in the bush in Central Queensland

Thor gets barreled in the bush in Central Queensland

From Surf Lakes: "High-profile Australian actor Chris Hemsworth visited the Surf Lakes prototype in June for a discreet surf session. As ...

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 ...

A 15-minute film – kinda mesmerizing – soft empty peaks and beautifully smooth styling

A 15-minute film – kinda mesmerizing – soft empty peaks and beautifully smooth styling

Kookapinto Shapes – by Flying Chicken Visuals. Cruisy music too: Homemade tunes by Mike Murphy, Corey Colapinto, Gus Day, Brian Anderson, Tommy ...

Mount Longboards: Original surf apparel from NZ – made in Honolulu – online store, and now the new actual shop!

Mount Longboards: Original surf apparel from NZ – made in Honolulu – online store, and now the new actual shop!

Following on from their online operation, Mount Longboards’ new store is in the Cruise Deck at 169 Maunganui Rd, Mount ...

NESTEROFF GETS HIS NETTLETON - our 94th subscriber board winner

NESTEROFF GETS HIS NETTLETON - our 94th subscriber board winner

“Got my hands on the board, it’s fabulous! Setting it up now for this weekend - thanks for this, I am ...

New weekly surf-beach culture radio show “Crescent Swells”

New weekly surf-beach culture radio show “Crescent Swells”

Crescent Swells is brand new radio show created to bring family and friends together with music inspired by our surf and ...

“Too Cool For The Wave Pool” - from the Bad Pelicans

“Too Cool For The Wave Pool” - from the Bad Pelicans

The sleeper “hit” song from the best band to come out of Paris since . . . umm . . ...

NEW BARZ OPTICS WINNERS

NEW BARZ OPTICS WINNERS

Every issue of the mag we pull four random international subscribers out of the hat for pairs of Barz sunglasses ...

LoggerHeads New Zealand – a tale of two coasts – wrap, results and photos

LoggerHeads New Zealand – a tale of two coasts – wrap, results and photos

Christchurch surfer Jack Tyro stole the show at LoggerHeads Iwa held over the Matariki long weekend. The 15 year old blazed his ...

Couch Judge

Couch Judge

June, 2022 - We're all professional judges from the comfort of our own couch . . . keyboard warriors too ...

Captive turtle swims 37,000km from Africa to Australia to travel back home after 20 years

Captive turtle swims 37,000km from Africa to Australia to travel back home after 20 years

How far would you go to reach your own home? The answer is always simple. Each one of us, no ...

Historical big wave surf film & TV archive acquired

Historical big wave surf film & TV archive acquired

June 21: SOLANA BEACH, CA. Opper Films, home of the world’s largest historical surf film library, is stoked to announce ...

THE NEW PLB - ISSUE 111 - Mick the Mighty Proofreader brings the inside info on what's in it

THE NEW PLB - ISSUE 111 - Mick the Mighty Proofreader brings the inside info on what's in it

Mighty Mick the Hyphen brings us his run-down on what lies between the covers of the newie: >> FEATURES SAND We can have ...

This Styrofoam-eating ‘superworm’ could help solve the garbage crisis

This Styrofoam-eating ‘superworm’ could help solve the garbage crisis

A plump larva the length of a paper clip can survive on the material that makes Styrofoam. The organism, commonly ...

ADAM WINS THE CLAYTON NOSERIDER

ADAM WINS THE CLAYTON NOSERIDER

“Aww bullshit!” Adam Page yelled when we phoned him at work to say he’d won the handmade Clayton Dedicated Noserider ...

A particularly grisly mystery in the Pacific Nothwest – solved by science

A particularly grisly mystery in the Pacific Nothwest – solved by science

From the Strange Sea Stories file  - and a warning, this is a macabre story: Over the course of 12 years, a ...

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