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The WSL finals – same, same, but (a little bit) different

The WSL finals – same, same, but (a little bit) different

The finalists for the WSL Huntington Beach Longboard Classic 2023 were the same as the finalists for the WSL Huntington Beach Longboard Classic 2022 - Men and Women.  While the surf was clean for the semis it was getting wind-affected and ...


WSL World’s at Huntington down to the semis – wrap & match-ups

WSL World’s at Huntington down to the semis – wrap & match-ups

The WSL shortboard Challenger Series shared the day’s surfing with Stop No. 1 of the Longboard Tour, so the WSL ...

WSL World’s - excellent performances and big upsets decide Quarterfinalists at Huntington – wrap, photos & results

WSL World’s - excellent performances and big upsets decide Quarterfinalists at Huntington – wrap, photos & results

Here at PLB we’ve been up in the early hours of the morning to catch the action live from California, ...

WSL Worlds: First Eliminations narrow the field at Huntington Beach Longboard Classic

WSL Worlds: First Eliminations narrow the field at Huntington Beach Longboard Classic

Some pretty sweet beachbreak peaks as the WSL Worlds head on through to the round of 16. Here’s the news ...

2023 Kirra Longboard Klassic best yet

2023 Kirra Longboard Klassic best yet

The foreshore in front of the Kirra Pavilion was a hive of activity as hundreds of surfers and spectators all jostled ...

There's a Giant Gravity Hole in The Indian Ocean, and we may finally know why

There's a Giant Gravity Hole in The Indian Ocean, and we may finally know why

Do the oceans of this blue planet ever cease to amaze? There’s an area in the Indian Ocean where sea ...

Day 2 of the first leg of the 2023 WSL Longboard Tour – results, wrap & photos

Day 2 of the first leg of the 2023 WSL Longboard Tour – results, wrap & photos

  You may have noticed we haven’t posted a wrap of Day 1, but given we’re not on the beach in ...

‘Locals only’ sign at Sandon Point in NSW’s Illawarra sparks furore

‘Locals only’ sign at Sandon Point in NSW’s Illawarra sparks furore

As reported on news.com.au: A wooden sign warning against visitors erected at a popular NSW south coast beach has sparked vocal ...

History of Coolangatta – a 12-minute vid from “The doorway to Queensland”

History of Coolangatta – a 12-minute vid from “The doorway to Queensland”

Produced in 2011 & covering the history of the southern end of the Gold Coast back to James Cook. “The history ...

The Hodaddy site is back! Andrew Crockett’s comprehensive deep-dive for surf history buffs

The Hodaddy site is back! Andrew Crockett’s comprehensive deep-dive for surf history buffs

Most fans of surf history will know of Andrew Crockett, he looked after a lot of early surf photographers’ work ...

Bali to impose tourist tax – amid crackdown on “nuisance foreigners”

Bali to impose tourist tax – amid crackdown on “nuisance foreigners”

As reported in Time Magazine:  The Indonesian paradisiacal province of Bali, the so-called “Island of Gods,” is tired of being ...

“Following the Fall Line” a portrait of Bryce Young – watch the full 48-minute film

“Following the Fall Line” a portrait of Bryce Young – watch the full 48-minute film

Bryce has long been one of the most versatile and daring surfers in the world but he keeps it all ...

100 FREE SURFBOARDS!

100 FREE SURFBOARDS!

It’s taken a while but we’ve hit the ton! Seriously, where are those Guinness people? It was somewhere back around the ...

The world’s greatest (only) hardcore surf and gardening show – news, pemiere & trailer

The world’s greatest (only) hardcore surf and gardening show – news, pemiere & trailer

New series ‘Farm Boys’ follows Earthly wizards Heath Joske and Addy Jones as they set about building a productive garden paradise in ...

Old Mal Titles Galore!

Old Mal Titles Galore!

For boards from before the revolution – the Queensland, Victorian, and Australian Titles are all looming. The 2023 Queensland Old Mal ...

The orca uprising: whales are ramming boats – but are they inspired by revenge, grief or memory?

The orca uprising: whales are ramming boats – but are they inspired by revenge, grief or memory?

News from The Guardian: A pod in the strait of Gibraltar has sunk three boats and damaged dozens of others, and ...

New Zealand becomes first country to ban thin plastic bags for fresh produce from supermarkets

New Zealand becomes first country to ban thin plastic bags for fresh produce from supermarkets

Go the Kiwis - as reported by the ABC: New Zealand has become the first country to ban the thin plastic ...

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