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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is now so huge & permanent that a coastal ecosystem is thriving on it

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is now so huge & permanent that a coastal ecosystem is thriving on it

Scientists have found thriving communities of coastal creatures, including tiny crabs and anemones, living thousands of miles from their original home on plastic debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – a 620,000 square mile swirl of trash in the ocean between California and ...


The world's biggest marine reserve seems to be doing its job

The world's biggest marine reserve seems to be doing its job

From Nat Geo: The number of fish caught just outside a recently expanded marine protected area in Hawai’i has risen, ...

Ocean Ramsey on what to do in a shark attack

Ocean Ramsey on what to do in a shark attack

Renowned Hawaiian freediver Ocean Ramsey on what to do in ‘the worst case scenario’. This came to us via The ...

Bali deports 47 in crackdown on tourists

Bali deports 47 in crackdown on tourists

From The Straits Times: The 47 people, of whom 13 are Russian, were deported for violating their stay conditions and ...

Depraved Paradise: Perth’s $100m surf park and Western Australia’s gutted soul

Depraved Paradise: Perth’s $100m surf park and Western Australia’s gutted soul

This take on Perth’s pond is from the crew at Crikey - self described as: “An independent Australian source for ...

Bill Davidson with the 10-foot Carabine he won a couple of issues back

Bill Davidson with the 10-foot Carabine he won a couple of issues back

Yes that red beauty really is 10-foot – it’s just that our 97th board winner Billy is 6’5”!  A bit late getting ...

SOUL kicks its 2023 season off with a bang

SOUL kicks its 2023 season off with a bang

Comp report and pics from way down the bottom of Oz in the fresh waters of Victoria: Southern Ocean Union of Longboarders (SOUL) ...

Sand Mining – a promo newsreel - sheesh

Sand Mining – a promo newsreel - sheesh

Australia’s beaches got heavily mined for minerals throughout the 1960s and ’70s across the length of our long East Coast. ...

“Moscow Chapter Bali” – trouble on the Island of the Gods

“Moscow Chapter Bali” – trouble on the Island of the Gods

NEWS REPORT FROM AL JAZEERA - Bali, Indonesia, 15 March 2023 – Russians have poured into Bali in droves since the invasion ...

THE NEW PLB - ISSUE 114 - Mick the Mighty Proofreader brings the inside info on what's in it

THE NEW PLB - ISSUE 114 - 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 TALKING YI-WO In The Seedling, Sprout and The ...

Okanui sponsors the upcoming WSL Manly Longboard Classic LQS and the Port Stephens Surf Festival

Okanui sponsors the upcoming WSL Manly Longboard Classic LQS and the Port Stephens Surf Festival

News from Surfing Australia: Maroubra Beach, NSW / AUS, (Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023) – The partnership between Surfing NSW and Okanui ...

What’s next? Started by a self-taught blacksmith - Patagonia celebrates 50 years of BUSINESS UNUSUAL

What’s next? Started by a self-taught blacksmith - Patagonia celebrates 50 years of BUSINESS UNUSUAL

VENTURA, Calif. — Patagonia turns 50 this year and the outdoor apparel company that was started by a self-taught blacksmith is focused ...

BARZ OPTICS – THE LATEST WINNERS IN CA & NZ

BARZ OPTICS – THE LATEST WINNERS IN CA & NZ

Every issue of the mag we pull four random international subscribers out of the hat for pairs of Barz sunglasses ...

OUR 99th BOARD – WIN A CARABINE SHAKEY MODERN LOG

OUR 99th BOARD – WIN A CARABINE SHAKEY MODERN LOG

Shane Hornby was a hot ’Gong local who’d grown up hanging around Mick Carabine’s factory and was so gone on ...

Andrew from Noosa WINS the Chelman Volan Double Ender 9’1”

Andrew from Noosa WINS the Chelman Volan Double Ender 9’1”

“What! That’s incredible!” yelled Andrew Bock when told he’d won the Chelman Surfboards Double Ender, “I’m seriously stoked! And . ...

"Weevil genius" – the South American bug set to be a new best friend to Australian waterways

This has absolutely nothing to do with surfing, but all rivers run to the ocean – and this is shaping ...

The NOOSA FEST 2023 – RESULTS & PHOTOS

The NOOSA FEST 2023 – RESULTS & PHOTOS

It was some week at the GemLife Noosa Festival of Surfing, in between the off-beach functions, movies, music, and the ...

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