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Remembering Jack Eden, great Australian “photographic biographer” and surfer – gone one year today

Remembering Jack Eden, great Australian “photographic biographer” and surfer – gone one year today

Publisher of Australia’s pioneering surf mag Surfabout, a Surfing Hall of Fame honoree, renowned worldwide for his distinctly original and brilliantly shot photos of Australian surfing through the sixties, and an A-class surfer himself, Jack Eden left us a year ...


Half a million sharks could be killed for Coronavirus vaccine

Half a million sharks could be killed for Coronavirus vaccine

Sharks produce squalene, a natural oil made in their livers, which is an ingredient in several COVID-19 vaccine candidate Squalene is ...

The board that floated 8,000ks from Hawaii to the Phillipines - update:

The board that floated 8,000ks from Hawaii to the Phillipines - update:

When big wave surfer Doug Falter lost his board in a wipeout in Hawaii, his best hope was for a ...

When crabs invade

When crabs invade

Robber crabs are the world's biggest land crustaceans, and on Christmas Island you better look out if you’re on a ...

Central America gets its first World Surf Reserve

Central America gets its first World Surf Reserve

Costa Rica’s Playa Hermosa gets the conservation tick.  News from Save The Waves: “We have built an incredible team to foster the ...

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

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

Subscriber copies are in the mail, mags will be in newsagents all over from next week – and each issue ...

Subscribe and WIN a Black Square PRO model – our 89th giveaway board!

Subscribe and WIN a Black Square PRO model – our 89th giveaway board!

Here’s a tuned machine! Our last six boards in a row have all been big single-fin logs so for this ...

Killer whales ripped open great whites to eat their organs, testicles

Killer whales ripped open great whites to eat their organs, testicles

Great white sharks might not be the oceanic apex predator we thought they were after several washed up on the ...

Mud-covered whale swims out of croc-infested NT river, bound for Antarctica

Mud-covered whale swims out of croc-infested NT river, bound for Antarctica

A humpback that stunned scientists when it was found 20 kilometres upstream in a crocodile-infested river in Kakadu National Park ...

Oz Longboarding Episode 18: “The Best Longboarders of the Last 20 Years”

Oz Longboarding Episode 18: “The Best Longboarders of the Last 20 Years”

The best longboarder? Like trying to pick the best dancer, or best artist, or best musician, and just as pointless ...

Huge shark leaves chilling souvenir in surfer's board a week after fatal attack

Huge shark leaves chilling souvenir in surfer's board a week after fatal attack

"I was off my board and on top of the bloody thing." A surfer has described the terrifying moment he fell ...

“Unnur” – from Iceland, the latest mini epic by Chris Burkard – watch the full 17 minutes here

“Unnur” – from Iceland, the latest mini epic by Chris Burkard – watch the full 17 minutes here

At just 33, Chris Burkard has a worldwide rep for truly unique surf/location photography and movies from extreme locales - ...

Dead Kook delivery – Marcus and Jacqui, our 87th PLB subscriber winners, get their new board

Dead Kook delivery – Marcus and Jacqui, our 87th PLB subscriber winners, get their new board

“We received the board today! We’ve already taken it out at Bondi this afternoon! What a beautiful surfboard! And your ...

Lesa lands the Fine Surfcraft by Andrew Warhurst – our 88th magazine subscriber giveaway!

Lesa lands the Fine Surfcraft by Andrew Warhurst – our 88th magazine subscriber giveaway!

Lesa Prowse has only got back into longboarding in the last year or so after an extended visit to the ...

Jack “Murph the Surf” Murphy, heist mastermind, dies at 83 – an amazing story

Jack “Murph the Surf” Murphy, heist mastermind, dies at 83 – an amazing story

He called himself “Murph the Surf,” a tanned, roguish, party-loving beach boy from Miami, and he transfixed the nation in ...

Working class surf town - to Hollywood A-list hang – to burn-out? Opinion piece by Angela Mollard

Working class surf town - to Hollywood A-list hang – to burn-out? Opinion piece by Angela Mollard

What’s the collective noun for a group of actors who rock up at a coastal town and ruin it for ...

L.A. hits 121 degrees Fahrenheit, the County's hottest day ever

L.A. hits 121 degrees Fahrenheit, the County's hottest day ever

Sunday was the hottest day ever recorded in Los Angeles County where the mercury climbed to a blistering 121 degrees ...

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