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The Yanks Down Under - original footage from the 1956 visit that changed Australian surfing forever.

The Yanks Down Under - original footage from the 1956 visit that changed Australian surfing forever.

The US and Hawaiians lifeguard teams bring their finned “Malibu" surfboards to Sydney and Torquay and start a revolution. This is original newsreel footage showing Californians Greg Noll and Mike Bright and Hawaiian Tommy Zahn hotdogging the corner at Bondi and blowing ...


What Happened to the Association of Surfing Professionals?

What Happened to the Association of Surfing Professionals?

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is the organization that established the inaugural world circuit of pro surfing events. Their ...

Scientists discover ‘biggest plant on Earth’ off Western Australian coast

Scientists discover ‘biggest plant on Earth’ off Western Australian coast

About 4,500 years ago, a single seed – spawned from two different seagrass species – found itself nestled in a ...

Noosa Longboards signed Endless Summer lithograph winner - plus some insights into Van Hamersveld himself

Noosa Longboards signed Endless Summer lithograph winner - plus some insights into Van Hamersveld himself

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

1960s Queensland – “Route One: Highway to the Sun”

1960s Queensland – “Route One: Highway to the Sun”

You might have to come back to this when you have 40 minutes to spare - it’s a major production ...

Tracing Eve: How one female crayfish turned into a new species

Tracing Eve: How one female crayfish turned into a new species

Here's one from the Strange Sea Stories File: It all began with one female. A slough crayfish was fished from the ...

The wonderful life and extraordinary history of the NSW ocean pools

The wonderful life and extraordinary history of the NSW ocean pools

Seawater pools sitting on rocky surf coasts so that waves can wash into them are wet, wild, convivial public places ...

The BLU Porthcawl Longboard Classic 2022 – photos and results

The BLU Porthcawl Longboard Classic 2022 – photos and results

News from Old Blighty: In summary, the surf was fine, the weather good, the surfing great, the bants epic, and ...

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 ...

Ancient surf scribe joins 21st century

Ancient surf scribe joins 21st century

From Phil Jarratt: How long does it take to build a website? Forever, because it’s never quite finished. I heard that ...

RIP Dick Brewer, 1936 – 2022. The shaping & design wizard – tribute and video interview

RIP Dick Brewer, 1936 – 2022. The shaping & design wizard – tribute and video interview

Richard “Dick” Brewer died peacefully at home on Sunday, surrounded by his wife Sherry, family, and friends. From any angle his was ...

Finals Day with the WSL at Manly

Finals Day with the WSL at Manly

Here’s the press release wrap-up from the WSL. We’ve edited out most of the shortboard news figuring you’ve seen it ...

From Guiness: Sebastian Steudtner biggest wave record – news & vid ( in slo-mo & flat-chat)

From Guiness: Sebastian Steudtner biggest wave record – news & vid ( in slo-mo & flat-chat)

Sebastian Steudtner (Germany) is always, 100% committed to his plan A. No plan Bs.  This inspiring mentality — as well as a ...

The Aussie Rak for shapers and repairers – plus all the other stuff

The Aussie Rak for shapers and repairers – plus all the other stuff

Out of Southside Sydney and shipping worldwide, the guys at Surf n’ Rak have been manufacturing all-Australian made surf storage systems ...

A 13-foot long 400 pound stingray!

A 13-foot long 400 pound stingray!

The 260-foot depths of the upper Mekong River are home to some of the rarest fish in the world.  Last week, ...

1975 – a 14-minute short film of surf culture from Japan – pre legropes, pre multi-fins

1975 – a 14-minute short film of surf culture from Japan – pre legropes, pre multi-fins

Complete with vintage music and cameos from Gerry and Rory and the visiting Hawaiians. Head off to the All Japan Surfing ...

Magic! Wednesday with the WSL Longboarders at Manly – photos, wrap, full results

Magic! Wednesday with the WSL Longboarders at Manly – photos, wrap, full results

The surf was a touch bigger than yesterday and it was another absolutely perfect May day in Sydney with clear ...

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