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From 14 to 75 – surfing for the ages on the final day at Coolum - wrap and photos

From 14 to 75 – surfing for the ages on the final day at Coolum - wrap and photos

From Surfing Queensland: Longboard legends bring the 2022 Queensland Surf Festival to a close. Concluding the event with stylish longboarding in pristine two-foot conditions, the Queensland State Titles wrapped up today (Tuesday 22nd) at Coolum Beach. The morning saw some of Queensland's ...


“No-one sets out to be brave”: Surfers who rescued shark attack victim win top bravery award

“No-one sets out to be brave”: Surfers who rescued shark attack victim win top bravery award

From The Guardian: It wasn’t until Jess Woolhouse was alone in the water, after pulling a bleeding shark attack victim to ...

"My wife didn't believe me" - Tradie bitten by shark seconds after getting in the surf

A tradie heading for an after-work surf at a NSW beach was bitten by a shark before he even had the chance ...

THE NEW PLB - ISSUE 110 - Mick the Mighty Proofreader brings the inside info on what's in it

THE NEW PLB - ISSUE 110 - 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 SAM MEETS SETH Flying ...

The 34th Snowy McAlister Winter Longboard Festival

The 34th Snowy McAlister Winter Longboard Festival

With 10 divisions including combined men and women in the Open Log, Open Junior and Open Old Mal (wonder if ...

Noosa Festival of Surfing 2022 – full results

Noosa Festival of Surfing 2022 – full results

The Fest was run mostly in fun waves at First Point this year, apart from a couple sessions up between ...

How scientists (accidentally) measured the earth’s deepest point underwater

How scientists (accidentally) measured the earth’s deepest point underwater

From These Amazing Oceans File: The history of science is littered with happy accidents. Leave a sample out while you’re on ...

Reviews and news on Unearthed and Waterproof – which are now available in the USA

Reviews and news on Unearthed and Waterproof – which are now available in the USA

Among many things, Stephen Cooney was the young star of Morning of the Earth and now on it’s 50th anniversary ...

McCartney, McCoy, new music and the new clip for the Surfrider Foundation

McCartney, McCoy, new music and the new clip for the Surfrider Foundation

Longtime Surfrider supporter and filmmaker Jack McCoy has a long association with one of music’s most iconic and beloved artist, ...

Verbal assault? Current and 3-time World Champ Joel Tudor suspended by the WSL for Code of Conduct Violations

Verbal assault? Current and 3-time World Champ Joel Tudor suspended by the WSL for Code of Conduct Violations

He’s never been backward in expressing an opinion, but did the WSL ever get it’s nose out of joint over ...

NESTEROFF NAILS THE NETTLETON

NESTEROFF NAILS THE NETTLETON

It’s forever amazing to us the sorts of people who subscribe to PLB.  The common denominator of course is that they’re ...

RIP Johnny Fain – one of the Four Princes of Malibu

RIP Johnny Fain – one of the Four Princes of Malibu

The fast-turning fast-talking Malibu local died on Wednesday aged 78. One of the original “Four Princes of Malibu” along with ...

The Chronicles of G-land

The Chronicles of G-land

This book examines in great detail, the complicated and surprising circumstances surrounding the early years of the world’s first surf ...

One and half million elephants and wetsuit waste

One and half million elephants and wetsuit waste

On average, 800,000,000kg of textiles are thrown away every year. That's the equivalent weight of 1,600,000 elephants, 640,000 double decker ...

Some good news - humpback whales have been taken off the Australian threatened species list

Some good news - humpback whales have been taken off the Australian threatened species list

From “The Humpback Highway” on Roaring Journals: For a country with one of the world’s highest rates of species extinction, Australia ...

Depression era beach hangs with Dick Metz and Shirley Temple

Depression era beach hangs with Dick Metz and Shirley Temple

From SHACC - Dick Metz stories, as told to Ben Marcus: Dick Metz can no longer lie about his age. He ...

Heartbreaking – Australia’s East Coast reels from worst floods on record

Heartbreaking – Australia’s East Coast reels from worst floods on record

From Gympie above Noosa to Brisbane, the Gold Coast and down through every New South Wales coastal and river town ...

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