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Gold Coast to host Global Wave Conference – news + vid from Santa Cruz 2018

Gold Coast to host Global Wave Conference – news + vid from Santa Cruz 2018

Attracting up to 400 experts from around the world, Queensland’s Gold Coast will host a major surfing conference in 2020. Coolangatta received unanimous support to host the sixth bi-annual Global Waves Conference (GWC) in two years, when it was put to ...


Kiwi Longboard Titles – wrap & results

Kiwi Longboard Titles – wrap & results

Papamoa Beach, Bay of Plenty, North Island, report from Surfing New Zealand: Auckland surfer Thomas Kibblewhite (Red Beach) defended his ...

Win an Oceanside Surfcraft Noserider – all you’ve got to do is subscribe to the mag

Win an Oceanside Surfcraft Noserider – all you’ve got to do is subscribe to the mag

Finished to the nines with a full light blue tint and a “sanded smoke” filler coat for a worn jeans ...

The Final Wrap - Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing

The Final Wrap - Laguna Real Estate Noosa Festival of Surfing

A mind-bending week at The Fest – from small and perfect to fully pumping, and back again. Thomas Alexander from NFOS ...

Four Generations of Women’s Surfing Reunion hosted by 1990 World Champ Pam Burridge

Four Generations of Women’s Surfing Reunion hosted by 1990 World Champ Pam Burridge

By Ben Horvath: Pam Burridge was pretty much the face of women’s surfing in Australia in the 80s and 90s, paving the ...

Jack McCoy: An open letter to friends & fans in the WA surfing tribe

Jack McCoy: An open letter to friends & fans in the WA surfing tribe

For over 40 years I’ve been showing surfing films in Western Australia. It’s been a privilege to share my films with ...

How it went down at the ALSO + photos & results

How it went down at the ALSO + photos & results

Kingscliff, NSW/AUS  (March 3) - Honolua Blomfield (HAW) and Dane Pioli (AUS) took out the Open Men’s and Women’s divisions at ...

Josh & the Groms Score the Little Cove! Our 78th subscriber board winners!

Josh & the Groms Score the Little Cove! Our 78th subscriber board winners!

Joshua Smith was well beyond chuffed when we rang to say he’d won the 9’6” Little Cove, “That’s the Promethium ...

We’re ba-aack! So PLB’s two weeks “gone bush” turned into a month – but how’s this for an excuse?

We’re ba-aack! So PLB’s two weeks “gone bush” turned into a month – but how’s this for an excuse?

Clearly getting more than they bargained for, the ed and the art director headed into the Pacific in search of ...

Gone bush - no phone, no internet, back March 4

Gone bush - no phone, no internet, back March 4

Yep, for the next fortnight the PLB ed and the art director have headed well off the grid into some ...

Here’s to a big heart (and a little business) we much admire:

Here’s to a big heart (and a little business) we much admire:

Over the past 10 years we here at PLB have come to know and be continually surprised by Kym Mahoney ...

New Zealand: North Wai Boardriders 32nd Annual Dunga Classic

New Zealand: North Wai Boardriders 32nd Annual Dunga Classic

Held out front of the North Wai Clubrooms in Christchurch, at 32 years old this is certainly one of the ...

The latest on the upcoming Australian Longboard Surfing Open

The latest on the upcoming Australian Longboard Surfing Open

Not all the action will be in the water this year at Kingscliff Beach. In fact, while some of the ...

Newcastle’s James Bros Longboard Classic – wrap & photos

Newcastle’s James Bros Longboard Classic – wrap & photos

Says photographer Ian Johnson: “It was fantastic having this calibre of longboard surfing in Newcastle again. The surf was difficult ...

The first James Bros Longboard Classic

The first James Bros Longboard Classic

With the festivities well underway at the 2018 Newcastle Surfest, the second World Surf League event in its schedule, the ...

The Byron Bay Surf Festival looming large

The Byron Bay Surf Festival looming large

Non competitive surf sessions, body bashing, Wood Sniffers, Mermaid Paarty, Shaka Yurt, coffee workshops, wax workshops, movies, beach clean-ups, bands ...

Save the Waves appeals “Trump’s Irish Wall” decision

Save the Waves appeals “Trump’s Irish Wall” decision

In response to the local approval of US President Donald Trump’s seawall project in Doonbeg, Ireland, Save the Waves and a ...

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