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500,000 spiny superheros released to devour Hawaii’s coral-smothering algae

500,000 spiny superheros released to devour Hawaii’s coral-smothering algae

From the Strange Sea Stories File: Half a million sea urchins have now been deployed through NOAA and the Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources’ work restoring corals after the M/V Cape Flattery grounded on an Oʻahu reef. A group of unlikely ...


Endless Subscribers: Pro Surfers Follow a New Path to Stardom

Endless Subscribers: Pro Surfers Follow a New Path to Stardom

Sterling Spencer, a surfer from Florida, met a heavy dose of skepticism when he left the sport’s professional circuit 12 ...

New monster book: San Onofre: Memories of a Legendary Surfing Beach

New monster book: San Onofre: Memories of a Legendary Surfing Beach

An epic publication at 1550 pages with 5000 images, here’s the press from Pacific Sunset Publishing: San Onofre is the most comprehensive ...

Oz Longboarding Podcast Episode 25: The Panel's Scariest Surfing Experiences

Oz Longboarding Podcast Episode 25: The Panel's Scariest Surfing Experiences

Weeksy with Nathan Rivalland, Kirra Molnar and Sean McKeown discuss heavy times in the water HERE

Three women from New Jersey – shaking the ’70s

Three women from New Jersey – shaking the ’70s

From SHACC: Back in the late ’60s and throughout most of the ’70s, three young women helped shape the future ...

Lucy Small, “Salwater Pilgrim” - Oz Longboarding Podcast Episode 26

Lucy Small, “Salwater Pilgrim” - Oz Longboarding Podcast Episode 26

Kirra Molnar introduces her good friend and fellow world longboard tour competitor Lucy Small. A renowned wordsmith (and regular PLB feature ...

Rare footage of Victoria's first surfers in 1920 - “Surfing Hawaiian Redwood Boards at Lorne”

Rare footage of Victoria's first surfers in 1920 - “Surfing Hawaiian Redwood Boards at Lorne”

From Craig Baird at the Australian National Surfing Museum: “This is footage from Lorne in the early 1920s showing the ...

“Abnormal” shark behaviour in the Red Sea, Egypt

“Abnormal” shark behaviour in the Red Sea, Egypt

From the Strange Sea Tales file, November 2020: Ras Mohammed National Park and the Brothers Islands in the northern Red ...

Paul McCartney launches new Music Video to support Surfers For Climate

Paul McCartney launches new Music Video to support Surfers For Climate

"Often we can feel a bit helpless to engage in climate action. With that in mind we created Surfers For ...

1963, Pearl Turton at Palmy from the “Surf and Underwater Girls Series” newsreels

1963, Pearl Turton at Palmy from the “Surf and Underwater Girls Series” newsreels

Dug up from the bowels of the British Pathe Reuters Historical Collection by PLB’s archive detective Ian Lording. Six minutes of gold ...

“Cosmic Torchings” – full 18-minute film

“Cosmic Torchings” – full 18-minute film

Longboards & short: “A warped journey into the torched portals of parallel dimensions. Buckle in and take a trip with ...

Oz Longboarding Podcast Episode 24: Surf historian and legendary Victorian Bob Smith

Oz Longboarding Podcast Episode 24: Surf historian and legendary Victorian Bob Smith

Host this week is Nathan Rivalland relegating Jason Weeks to panelist, along with Sean McKeown and Matt Chojnacki. “This week we ...

New women judges – and not the Amy Coney Barrett kind, surf judges :)

New women judges – and not the Amy Coney Barrett kind, surf judges :)

And you can join: As part of a wide-reaching initiative to promote gender equality in surfing, the International Surfing Association (ISA) ...

Humpback almost swallows two humans in California

Humpback almost swallows two humans in California

Two whale watchers had a close encounter while kayaking off the coast of Avila Beach that they will likely never ...

“The water just seemed to boil” – Australian Prime Minister disappears – fresh take on enduring mystery

“The water just seemed to boil” – Australian Prime Minister disappears – fresh take on enduring mystery

It was "like a leaf being taken out," lamented Marjorie Gillespie. "So quick and final." It was a Sunday morning, ostensibly like ...

Conor Maguire’s monster at Mullaghmore during Hurricane Epsilon

Conor Maguire’s monster at Mullaghmore during Hurricane Epsilon

Like Cloudbreak’s meaner, colder, crazy cousin – 60 foot of barrel if it’s an inch – and Ireland’s unassuming 26-year-old ...

Freshwater Malibu & Waikiki? South Korean Wave Park longboard menu

Freshwater Malibu & Waikiki? South Korean Wave Park longboard menu

The latest “wave menu” from Wavegarden Technologies has their South Korean Wavepark offering “longboard settings” ranging from "Malibu 1" through ...

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