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Bluebottle jellyfish hit Australian beaches in “gobsmacking abundance”

Bluebottle jellyfish hit Australian beaches in “gobsmacking abundance”

It looks alien and dishes out a painful sting. Recent beachgoers will have seen scores of bluebottle jellyfish washed up on Australian beaches in what an expert describes as a "gobsmacking abundance". Bluebottles have been found all down Tasmania's east coast, along the New ...


Big Picture Stuff: The Earth is humming. Caused by ocean waves - here's what it means.

Big Picture Stuff: The Earth is humming. Caused by ocean waves - here's what it means.

From Nat Geo: Our blue planet spins suspended in outer space - and it hums, too. The ceaseless rumble has fascinated scientists ...

Joyce Hoffman is getting bronzed

Joyce Hoffman is getting bronzed

California: Joyce Hoffman will be the latest addition to Dana Point’s collection of exquisite bronze sculptures celebrating the town’s deep ...

Fish rain from the sky in town hundreds of kilometres from the ocean

Fish rain from the sky in town hundreds of kilometres from the ocean

It’s another “Fish Falling From the Sky” story! As reported by CNN: Residents of a town in northeast Texas have ...

Surfing is on the rise in the Great Lakes – even if temps aren’t!

Surfing is on the rise in the Great Lakes – even if temps aren’t!

The New York Times reports: It’s a cold Friday morning in January. The snow has been falling all night. With two friends, ...

Surfing billionaire’s Big Wednesday

Surfing billionaire’s Big Wednesday

As posted in The Times UK: An entrepreneur who quit university to ride waves has raised $1bn for his tech ...

“Giant Killer” - 17-year-old Jeff Hakman wins the 1965 Duke Contest

“Giant Killer” - 17-year-old Jeff Hakman wins the 1965 Duke Contest

All the Hawaiian and Californian heavy hitters were there – but check out Jeff’s surfing – nailed ’em!  By Bruce Brown ...

Hydrofoils to be banned at some of Sydney’s most popular beaches?

Hydrofoils to be banned at some of Sydney’s most popular beaches?

Two councils in Sydney are considering permanently banning hydrofoil surfing at their beaches due to concerns over safety. Randwick and Waverley councils, both ...

BARZ OPTICS WINNERS

BARZ OPTICS WINNERS

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

What is the value of a wave?

What is the value of a wave?

Before Covid, global surf tourism spending was estimated at up to A$91 billion per year. And since the start of the pandemic, ...

From the Tawny Frogmouth: Seawall puts our beach in peril

From the Tawny Frogmouth: Seawall puts our beach in peril

The Collaroy-Narrabeen embayment is one of the most beautiful parts of Sydney, and arguably Australia’s surfing capital. It boasts an unrivalled ...

Sending off Marty Curry with a paddle-out at Arrawarra - all welcome

Sending off Marty Curry with a paddle-out at Arrawarra - all welcome

It's now over six months since "The Little General of Arrawarra" left us, and finally after several false starts due to ...

Smiles & waves: New comp for NZ South Island – wrap and photos

Smiles & waves: New comp for NZ South Island – wrap and photos

The Tuawera Longboard Classic is a new longboarding and retro shortboarding competition based out of Scarborough beach in Christchurch, New ...

Vampire fish raining on Alaskan town mystifies locals

Vampire fish raining on Alaskan town mystifies locals

An Alaskan town has been baffled as to why eel-like vampire fish have begun falling from the sky.  People in the ...

THE HIGHWAYMEN  - the full 15-minute film featuring West Australians Medland, Mattisons & Ledger

THE HIGHWAYMEN - the full 15-minute film featuring West Australians Medland, Mattisons & Ledger

Shot on a variety of different mediums by renowned photographer Jack O'Grady. The 2021 Byron Bay Surf Festival saw three West ...

The wave pool backlash

The wave pool backlash

Worldwide there are 100 or more planned, proposed, or already operating . . . but at what cost? This is ...

The great Hap “Happy” Jacobs – innovator, shaper, thinker - gone at 92

The great Hap “Happy” Jacobs – innovator, shaper, thinker - gone at 92

From The Daily Breeze: Hap Jacobs, a craftsman who helped mold surf culture into what it is today and an ...

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