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Bells Beach gathering to oppose Norwegian Oil plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight

Bells Beach gathering to oppose Norwegian Oil plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight

The Surf Coast’s pristine beaches are at risk of a serious oil spill if drilling proceeds. Oil spill modelling shows a potential oil spill would cover most of the southern coastline of Australia, including the entire length of the Surf ...


Between a croc and a shark . . . and the shark jumps in the boat!

Between a croc and a shark . . . and the shark jumps in the boat!

Yes PLB readers that’s consecutive shark stories, but how about this: A Queensland boy got more than he bargained for on ...

Shark slaps surfer and leaves her with a black eye

Shark slaps surfer and leaves her with a black eye

A Florida surfer waiting for a wave got a slap in the face from an acrobatic spinner shark instead.  Kara Haun was out ...

Where has it been? Bottle washes up on beach after 47 years

Where has it been? Bottle washes up on beach after 47 years

Marked 4 pence off, and washed up on an Isle of Man beach just days after a similar find in ...

International Shark Debate Comes To Lennox

International Shark Debate Comes To Lennox

In 2011, in response to the French-governed Reunion Island’s elevating ‘shark crisis’, renowned local water sports figure Jean Francois Nativel, ...

The new issue is out – got a copy? Mick the Mighty Proof-Reader brings his rundown on what’s in it

The new issue is out – got a copy? Mick the Mighty Proof-Reader brings his rundown on what’s in it

Subscriber copies have landed all over Down Under, the US, NZ and rest-of-the-world mags will be arriving in mailboxes any day – ...

Rare indeed: Keith Paull Designs, plus the latest additions to the unique Rare Surf Tees range

Rare indeed: Keith Paull Designs, plus the latest additions to the unique Rare Surf Tees range

They’re produced in short runs only, with around 100 designs in the range covering surfing’s 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s. They’re all ...

Saving Coral

Saving Coral

“A particular quirk of their biology: while most people think corals are plants (or even rocks), they are in fact ...

Meghan and Harry are going surfin’

Meghan and Harry are going surfin’

“Ya kidding! Fluro Friday is going Royal. Not sure how they found us and actually still can’t believe it . ...

Tsunami puzzle: Why did the Sulawesi quake produce such big waves?

Tsunami puzzle: Why did the Sulawesi quake produce such big waves?

The catastrophic tsunami on Sulawesi Island is a puzzle. As the emergency response gathers pace, scientists are scratching their heads to ...

Agatha Christie surfed!

Agatha Christie surfed!

Hercule Poirot never risked his little grey cells – nor his impeccably waxed moustache – by attempting to hang ten. Nor ...

This Is Not A Drill

This Is Not A Drill

The Great Australian Bight and the Threat From Big Oil. BP, when applying to drill for oil in the Bight in ...

NOOSA Festival of Surfing OPENS ENTRIES for 2019

NOOSA Festival of Surfing OPENS ENTRIES for 2019

With the international longboarding community still abuzz with the news of its return, the Noosa Festival of Surfing proudly opens ...

US surfer dies from 'brain-eating amoeba' believed to be contracted at a landlocked surf resort

US surfer dies from 'brain-eating amoeba' believed to be contracted at a landlocked surf resort

A surfer in the US died from a ‘brain-eating amoeba’, a rare infection contracted through the nose. Fabrizio Stabile, 29, from ...

Whale asks human for help – human obliges.  News + vid

Whale asks human for help – human obliges. News + vid

Sydney Harbour: The whale seemed to stare straight at him. Ivan Iskenderian watched it swim within a metre of his ...

Nurdle hunting Nurdlebitch

Nurdle hunting Nurdlebitch

How a wave of nurdles woke up the people of Warrnambool. A year ago, not many people who live on the ...

Maya Gabeira nails largest wave ever ridden by a woman (recorded) – report and vid from Guinness World Records

Maya Gabeira nails largest wave ever ridden by a woman (recorded) – report and vid from Guinness World Records

Riding a 68-ft wave has seen a Brazilian surfer claim a prestigious award and set a new Guinness World Records ...

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