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The Summer of ’69 Board Project – vid from Randy Rarick

The Summer of ’69 Board Project – vid from Randy Rarick

Sunset Beach, Oahu, and the Summer of 69 Board Project – with Leah Dawson, Willie Asprey and Randy Rarick. “Hey PLB we just finished filming our 'Summer of ’66' Design Project which is in the edit stage now and we hope ...


One marine animal causes more death and serious injuries than sharks, sea snakes, and stingrays combined

One marine animal causes more death and serious injuries than sharks, sea snakes, and stingrays combined

From the “Scary Ocean File”: The Australian box jellyfish is considered the most toxic animal on earth. They may not look dangerous, but the ...

Surfers are helping future generations in Brazil’s largest favela

Surfers are helping future generations in Brazil’s largest favela

“Rocinha is plagued by violence and crime—children play in the same tight alleyways where drug traffickers work. One avenue away ...

A new population of blue whales discovered “hiding” in the Indian Ocean

A new population of blue whales discovered “hiding” in the Indian Ocean

The whales in the group seem to sing a unique song: "It's like hearing different songs within a genre - Stevie ...

R.I.P. Ben Aipa

R.I.P. Ben Aipa

An innovative shaper, great surfer, and a son of Kauai, Ben Aipa died on Friday from heart complications, aged 78. ...

Here’s a first – a poem about diets and riots, hordes and a new board

Here’s a first – a poem about diets and riots, hordes and a new board

Can’t say we’ve ever run a poem in the magazine or online before, but in these unprecedented (eek!) times, let’s ...

“The culture was terrible”: new film Girls Can’t Surf charts how trailblazing women forced change

“The culture was terrible”: new film Girls Can’t Surf charts how trailblazing women forced change

The Sydney Morning Herald’s view on the new doco “Girl’s Can’t Surf”: Former world champion Pam Burridge is delighted by how ...

New Zealand: Shark attack victim had been pulled out by a rip

New Zealand: Shark attack victim had been pulled out by a rip

Kaelah Marlow has been named by police as the 19-year-old woman killed by a shark in waters off Waihī Beach ...

Landlocked and Lovin’ It: Valeska Schneider heralds the rise of a new kind of surfer

Landlocked and Lovin’ It: Valeska Schneider heralds the rise of a new kind of surfer

From WavePoolMag.com: “Multi-wave surfer” is an emerging term. What Kai Lenny is to “multiple-craft surfing” (SUP, kite, wind, tow) Valeska ...

Biggest day of 2020 at The Wedge, with Jamie O’Brien

Biggest day of 2020 at The Wedge, with Jamie O’Brien

Pipeline nutter JOB and his “Six-o Log” soft top take on the Newport mutant.  Find 15 minutes and watch it here.

Turtle V Shark -  VIDEO – a World First

Turtle V Shark - VIDEO – a World First

In a world first, a researcher at Murdoch University has captured never-before-seen footage of a flatback sea turtle defending itself ...

Drugs, food, and microplastics - how jellyfish can help us

Drugs, food, and microplastics - how jellyfish can help us

From the BBC, Nov. 20: Jellyfish are proliferating around the world - and scientists are using them to help solve three problems ...

'New' whale species seen off Mexican coast

'New' whale species seen off Mexican coast

From the Strange Sea Stories File, this was posted by the BBC on Friday: Three whales spotted off the coast ...

The latest in the Rare Surf Tees

The latest in the Rare Surf Tees

They’re produced in short runs only, and there are around 100 designs covering surfing’s 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s. They’re all absolute ...

Ummm . . . Teahupo'o confirmed as the surf venue for the Paris 2024 Olympics

Ummm . . . Teahupo'o confirmed as the surf venue for the Paris 2024 Olympics

This should be more exciting than the Badminton.  As reported by the ISA: The International Surfing Association has announced confirmation from the International Olympic ...

Felicity Palmateer’s “Skin Deep” – art for art’s sake?

Felicity Palmateer’s “Skin Deep” – art for art’s sake?

Here’s the producer’s take straight from the news release: Australian artist and professional surfer, Felicity Palmateer (28, Perth, WA) is ...

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

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

So each issue we ask our proofreader Mighty Mick the Hyphen to give us his run-down on what lies between the ...

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