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RIP: Janet MacPherson – Malibu original

RIP: Janet MacPherson – Malibu original

After a life under the sun very well lived, Malibu original Janet MacPherson gracefully kicked out on March 5 at the age of 84. After graduating high school in San Francisco in 1955, her parents gave her and her sister a ...


Surfing Duck at Rainbow Bay – the vid goes nuts

Surfing Duck at Rainbow Bay – the vid goes nuts

A repost of one of our most visited pieces from this week last year. Here’s how the BBC reported it:   Surfing duck: ...

Ride Natty Ride – surfing & Bob Marley

Ride Natty Ride – surfing & Bob Marley

“You can meet me where the music meets the ocean. Read Genesis 1 and you’ll understand why I love surfing. ...

How to see millions of years of history on a day at the beach

How to see millions of years of history on a day at the beach

Sand dollars are striking - delicate in a way that the wayward rocks and driftwood are not - and so ubiquitous that ...

With Easter upon us, time for a visit to Bells in 1970 with (the fabulous) Ma and Pa Bendall

With Easter upon us, time for a visit to Bells in 1970 with (the fabulous) Ma and Pa Bendall

A news episode from “This Day Tonight” - ferretted from the annals of Australia’s national broadcaster by Detective Ian Lording, who ...

Joey Cabell recovering well after being given a 1% chance of surviving

Joey Cabell recovering well after being given a 1% chance of surviving

Widely regarded as the finest all-round surfer of the ’60s in everything from from two-foot to twenty, Joey Cabell had ...

The UK’s first World Surfing Reserve – check out these line-ups from North Devon

The UK’s first World Surfing Reserve – check out these line-ups from North Devon

That’s the world’s 12th WSR – and here’s how it was reported by the BBC: North Devon joins a list that ...

Mark Zuckerberg copping some crap for his surf claims

Mark Zuckerberg copping some crap for his surf claims

From BroBible: If there’s one thing the surfing community is known for it’s being completely and totally accepting of outsiders. ...

BARZ OPTICS WINNERS  - THE LATEST BUNCH

BARZ OPTICS WINNERS - THE LATEST BUNCH

Each issue we give away pairs of Barz sunglasses to four of our international subscribers (it helps us feel a ...

Ever see a seahorse give birth?

Ever see a seahorse give birth?

Us neither . . . but here are a couple of photos and a vid, whether you need it or ...

Not waving, drowning . . .

Not waving, drowning . . .

How does drowning happen and how can you prevent it. The idea that a drowning person splashes and calls for ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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