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RIP Johnny Fain – one of the Four Princes of Malibu

RIP Johnny Fain – one of the Four Princes of Malibu

The fast-turning fast-talking Malibu local died on Wednesday aged 78. One of the original “Four Princes of Malibu” along with Miki Dora, Lance Carson and Dewey Weber, Fain was born into a well-heeled Hollywood family and grew up in the ...


Some good news - humpback whales have been taken off the Australian threatened species list

Some good news - humpback whales have been taken off the Australian threatened species list

From “The Humpback Highway” on Roaring Journals: For a country with one of the world’s highest rates of species extinction, Australia ...

Depression era beach hangs with Dick Metz and Shirley Temple

Depression era beach hangs with Dick Metz and Shirley Temple

From SHACC - Dick Metz stories, as told to Ben Marcus: Dick Metz can no longer lie about his age. He ...

From a serendipitous shipwreck to 30 years of Atoll Adventures at Pasta Point in the Maldives

From a serendipitous shipwreck to 30 years of Atoll Adventures at Pasta Point in the Maldives

In 1973 Maroubra surfer Tony “Honky” Hinde and his mate Mark Scanlon were crewing on a dodgy yacht from Sri ...

Behind the lens with longboard photographer Tommy Pierucki

Behind the lens with longboard photographer Tommy Pierucki

As posted on The Inertia: Born and raised outside of Chicago, Tommy Pierucki doesn’t come from a long line of surfers or photographers. But ...

How removing seaweed is helping the world

How removing seaweed is helping the world

From Nat Geo: This has been a week in which old and new specters of apocalypse seemed to be fighting for ...

Darwin eyes (croc-free) Surf Lakes Pool at the harbour

Darwin eyes (croc-free) Surf Lakes Pool at the harbour

From Wave PoolMag: Surf Lakes is hoping that Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory will approve and fund the latest in a ...

“Trading Tubes for Takayna” – news and a really entertaining short vid

“Trading Tubes for Takayna” – news and a really entertaining short vid

Running for Australia’s largest (well last) cool temperate Gondwana rainforest. From Surfers For Climate:  Join SFC co-founder Johnny Abegg and a bunch of his ...

Meet The Pieruckis

Meet The Pieruckis

A total gent and major talent (and modest to boot), photographer Tommy Pierucki has shot three of our PLB magazine ...

Our 91st subscriber surfboard winner Malcolm and his Fine Surfcraft

Our 91st subscriber surfboard winner Malcolm and his Fine Surfcraft

“Just dropping you a line to say again, thanks so much for the ‘Pilsner’ from Fine SurfCraft by Andrew Warhurst! ...

For the first time - orcas found to kill blue whales, the largest animals on Earth

For the first time - orcas found to kill blue whales, the largest animals on Earth

From the Amazing Ocean File: It begins with a chase. Twelve orcas swimming down their quarry until it grows tired. When their target ...

Brilliant! Bins in the ocean (news & vid)

Brilliant! Bins in the ocean (news & vid)

It’s a singular kind of trash can thought up by two Aussie mates. Now this bin has gone viral and ...

The Battle to Save Waikiki Beach

The Battle to Save Waikiki Beach

HONOLULU - Waikiki might be one of the most famous beaches in the world, a synonym for surfing and sun-soaked vacations ...

Plan B: Higher artificial island to keep Maldives afloat

Plan B: Higher artificial island to keep Maldives afloat

Hulhumalé, Maldives: “My most peaceful moments are on the water,” Thoiba Saeedh, an anthropologist, said just before a motorboat took us ...

Dora: Surf legend comes to life in 'Perfect Waves'

Dora: Surf legend comes to life in 'Perfect Waves'

A flashback to June 2008, and the release of “All For a Few Perfect Waves - The Audacious Life and Legend ...

Stunning find discovered hiding in the ocean's 'twilight zone'

Stunning find discovered hiding in the ocean's 'twilight zone'

The ocean depths are as mysterious as the infinite abyss of space beyond our planet.  Every time we dive beneath the ...

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 ...

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