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Octupuses on ecstasy “become more social”

Octupuses on ecstasy “become more social”

You have to wonder who funded this study, but anyway, here it is as reported by the BBC (a repost from this corresponding week last year): Octopuses given the drug ecstasy become more social and try to hug each other, a study ...


Surfers For Climate – join the club (get a $50 Patagonia voucher)

Surfers For Climate – join the club (get a $50 Patagonia voucher)

The Sustainable Supply Club is an initiative to help our community consume better, while helping grow a sea-roots movement for ...

Hydrofoils in crowded line-ups?

Hydrofoils in crowded line-ups?

Ever done much surfing with foilboarders sharing your line-up? Maybe you ride foils yourself? We hadn’t had much to do ...

Surf in the desert? Welcome to the Coachella Valley Surf Club

Surf in the desert? Welcome to the Coachella Valley Surf Club

Surfers are simultaneously the most negative and blindly optimistic bunch of people on the planet. Rock up to the surf ...

To err is human - to mistakenly bite is baby white shark

To err is human - to mistakenly bite is baby white shark

From the New York Times: A study led by Australian scientists found that young white sharks may mistakenly attack humans ...

R.I.P. Fred Pyke 1934-2021 - Australian innovator, shaper and manufacturer gone at 87

R.I.P. Fred Pyke 1934-2021 - Australian innovator, shaper and manufacturer gone at 87

Torquay surf industry pioneer Fred Pyke has been remembered as one of the most influential figures of his time and ...

“PYKE PERFECTION” – an entertaining 14-minute film by Glen Hunwick on Victorian trail-blazer FRED PYKE

“PYKE PERFECTION” – an entertaining 14-minute film by Glen Hunwick on Victorian trail-blazer FRED PYKE

A then-and-now celebration of Fred Pyke's surfboards, this film features a collection of extremely good surfers from the Torquay area riding a ...

News, insights & photos + WIN a signed ENDLESS SUMMER lithograph

News, insights & photos + WIN a signed ENDLESS SUMMER lithograph

"The world’s greatest living pop artist." It’s coming up to 60 years since the movie’s release, yet John Van Hamersveld’s artwork ...

“One longboard + one surfer = a new friend”: The Sayulita Longboard Contest

“One longboard + one surfer = a new friend”: The Sayulita Longboard Contest

The news from local Horacio Eudave and expat Aussie Emy Dossett on Mexico's Pacific Coast..  When you come to Sayulita, you’re not just ...

Great Whites swim around and under surfers  - drone footage

Great Whites swim around and under surfers - drone footage

Insane drone footage caught off the coast of Del Mar shows juvenile great white sharks swimming underneath surfers who are ...

On the rebound – pelicans once threatened with extinction are coming back

On the rebound – pelicans once threatened with extinction are coming back

We all love a pelican, and the big-billed brown pelicans are the jumbo jets of the bird world – “a ...

“Sexism in sport now officially on notice - ‘Equal pay for equal play’ recognition in NSW”

“Sexism in sport now officially on notice - ‘Equal pay for equal play’ recognition in NSW”

As reported in the Daily Telegraph: Pay parity in sport is a step closer to reality after government recognition of a ...

Camping, Vanning, Meh!

Camping, Vanning, Meh!

An “opinion” piece from Neil “Moonwalker” Armstrong:  There’s no phrase on earth that divides people quicker than "let’s go camping”. Whether ...

Malibu World Titles final – full 18 minutes highlights movie from Log Rap

Malibu World Titles final – full 18 minutes highlights movie from Log Rap

“That was one for the ages. By far the best contest we've ever covered. The swell actually showed up and ...

Brace yourself people! The world’s first electric water bike is coming!

Brace yourself people! The world’s first electric water bike is coming!

Geez it could almost make you nostalgic for the heyday of the goat boat eh. Motorised SUPS, hydrofoils, wing foils, ...

“All Quiet on the Surfie-Rocker Front” – cinema newsreel from 1963

“All Quiet on the Surfie-Rocker Front” – cinema newsreel from 1963

Dug from deep in the bowels of the dark web by PLB’s archive detective Ian Lording via the government’s own ...

Mama Earth: mangroves replant + new chairs for school pupils = genius

Mama Earth: mangroves replant + new chairs for school pupils = genius

At home in the boundary zone that isn’t quite land and isn’t quite ocean, Mangroves have the capacity to take ...

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