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“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 dark web by PLB’s archive detective Ian Lording via the government’s own Australian Screen NFSA Website – a fleeting one-minute look at a time when gangs of surfies and rockers regularly beat the crap out of ...


Germany, an abandoned coal mine, and the world’s largest wave pool, ever

Germany, an abandoned coal mine, and the world’s largest wave pool, ever

On an abandoned coal mine three-hours from the North Sea in the eastern Ruhrm region, a group is planning two ...

The MalibuArtist – shark drone guy

The MalibuArtist – shark drone guy

The latest from Carlos the great white enthusiast based in Southern California: “I haven't posted an Observations video in a while, ...

Big manta rays “right under noses” off busy Florida

Big manta rays “right under noses” off busy Florida

From the Strange Sea Stories file: The unusually high number of young “urban mantas” suggests there is a nursery ground ...

Oz Longboarding Podcast Episode 20: with longboarder, muso, thinker, Tom Avery

Oz Longboarding Podcast Episode 20: with longboarder, muso, thinker, Tom Avery

Joining host Jason Weeks this week are panelists Sean McKeown, Kirra Molnar and Nathan Rivalland. “Tom is a well-known singer, songwriter, ...

Oz Longboarding Podcast Episode 22: Mick and Dan Corbett

Oz Longboarding Podcast Episode 22: Mick and Dan Corbett

“This week we are joined by two of the world's best-known big wave hellmen. What most people are NOT aware ...

So Russel Crowe’s the biggest South Sydney Rabbitohs fan? Hardly! Hail Jack and Corey

So Russel Crowe’s the biggest South Sydney Rabbitohs fan? Hardly! Hail Jack and Corey

Meet Maroubra locals Darren “Jack” Corner and his son Corey: “We both love longboarding and we both love The Bunnies!” Yes it's ...

Nixon didn’t surf, but he golfed with a couple of surfer stoners

Nixon didn’t surf, but he golfed with a couple of surfer stoners

From SHACC: A while back my friend Tom and I were playing golf at Shorecliffs in San Clemente. When we ...

Young bloke, big white, scary stuff

Young bloke, big white, scary stuff

"The tinny might get wet for the next couple of weeks and the kayak might stay in the shed," he ...

Longboarding at the Surf Ranch – six women, six men, photos and vid

Longboarding at the Surf Ranch – six women, six men, photos and vid

From the WSL: The Cuervo Surf Ranch Classic, a WSL specialty event, was held under stadium lights at the Surf ...

Oz Longboarding Episode 21: with Jodie Barsby, the Queen of Crescent Head

Oz Longboarding Episode 21: with Jodie Barsby, the Queen of Crescent Head

This week the panel chats with much-admired Australian surfer Jodi Barsby.  “A former ASP and open women's longboard competitor Jodie Barsby ...

“Casbah Coast” Algeria - the latest Brilliant Corners

“Casbah Coast” Algeria - the latest Brilliant Corners

Sam Bleakley starts his journey through Algeria joined by Australian longboarder and writer Lucy Small, French surfer and adventurer Erwan Simon, and local Dihya Nasri, the ...

Exit exostosis (surfers ear) – protection plugs for groms

Exit exostosis (surfers ear) – protection plugs for groms

The latest news from SurfEars on their new version of their kid’s design: The SurfEars JUNIOR 2.0 has an improved fit ...

"My Octopus Teacher" - the love story we need right now

Here’s one from the “What a Wonderful World File” – and while there are dozens of pieces about this extraordinary ...

“Pacifico”, epic road-trip movie – trailer, stills, synopsis

“Pacifico”, epic road-trip movie – trailer, stills, synopsis

Two friends quit their jobs in Australia, book flights to America, buy an old van and set off on the ...

Kamchatka: Russian surfers say mystery ocean pollution is poisoning them and killing animals

Kamchatka: Russian surfers say mystery ocean pollution is poisoning them and killing animals

Moscow: Surfers in Russia's far eastern region of Kamchatka have reported ocean water pollution so bad that it's poisoning them, ...

Pro surfer Matt Wilkinson's incredible shark escape near Ballina filmed by drone

Pro surfer Matt Wilkinson's incredible shark escape near Ballina filmed by drone

Wednesday evening: Pro-surfer Matt Wilkinson has narrowly avoided a shark attack while surfing near Ballina, on Australia's NSW North Coast, ...

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