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Dick Hoole recalls a time when Burleigh Heads was surfing's 'centre of the universe'

Dick Hoole recalls a time when Burleigh Heads was surfing's 'centre of the universe'

Flicking favourites - a news piece from this corresponding week last year: "It was like Young Talent Time, everyone was interested in surfing, it was like a surf movie a tribal gathering."  Burleigh Heads on Queensland's Gold Coast was 'the spot' during the ...


Rare first edition of Tom Blake’s book at Noosa Longboards store

Rare first edition of Tom Blake’s book at Noosa Longboards store

"Athlete, inventor, and writer, Tom Blake is renowned as one of the most influential surfers in history." Noosa Longboards has a most ...

Maverick the Surfing Cat with a cause

Maverick the Surfing Cat with a cause

The felines in the PLB shipping department are working way too hard to go surfing, but no doubt there’s a grudging ...

A Poem for Dad

A Poem for Dad

Hmm . . . we’ve posted daily on our website for 20-odd years and sent the weekly PLB NewsWire out every ...

Legends Surf on Creek to Coast

Legends Surf on Creek to Coast

Popular Seven TV show Creek to Coast featured Emily Rose's Legends of the Surf Art Exhibition reflecting on the Gold ...

UK: Free wooden bodyboards in effort to stop polystyrene pollution

UK: Free wooden bodyboards in effort to stop polystyrene pollution

Following on from our previous post: Campaigners say thousands of polystyrene body boards are discarded every year at beaches in the ...

Maui looking at banning el cheapo disposable bodyboards – should it be universal?

Maui looking at banning el cheapo disposable bodyboards – should it be universal?

Hononlulu (KHON2): Styrofoam and water don’t mix according to a new ordinance in the Maui County Council. Councilmember Tamara Paltin, who introduced the ...

The great Brian “Jacko” Jackson gone at 85 - Cronulla and Australian surfer, shaper, boardbuilding pioneer and legend

The great Brian “Jacko” Jackson gone at 85 - Cronulla and Australian surfer, shaper, boardbuilding pioneer and legend

Renowned as an absolute gentleman, Jacko built his first surfboards in 1956 and went on to steer Jackson Surfboards from ...

“Legend of Angourie – The First Man Standing”

“Legend of Angourie – The First Man Standing”

Ray Moran turns 80, and to mark the occasion Dianne Ellis has lovingly put together this 25-minute tribute film. Says Di ...

Legendary California boardmaker Rich Harbour gone at 77

Legendary California boardmaker Rich Harbour gone at 77

Seal Beach’s Rich Harbour opened his Harbour Surf Shop on Main Street in 1962 and it still exists there in ...

Joe Hoffman’s shark encounter recovery – you can help

Joe Hoffman’s shark encounter recovery – you can help

Joe was surfing at Crescent Head (and probably ripping) on Monday the 5th of July when he encountered a three-metre ...

What are the odd sea creatures that look like fingers on Orange County beaches?

What are the odd sea creatures that look like fingers on Orange County beaches?

Another strange sea creature has been washing up on Orange County’s shoreline recently, the latest ones called free-floating colonial tunicates, which ...

Escaped Russian spy whale plays rugby – the news and the vid

Escaped Russian spy whale plays rugby – the news and the vid

Seriously, if this was in an Austin Powers movie you’d think it was over-the top - a repost of our most-viewed story ...

BARZ OPTICS WINNERS – KIAMAS ON THE WAY

BARZ OPTICS WINNERS – KIAMAS ON THE WAY

Each issue we give away pairs of Barz sunglasses to four of our international subscribers (it helps us feel a ...

Buildings Vs. the Sea

Buildings Vs. the Sea

The view from National Geographic USA: Humans take comfort in the idea of past as prologue. Our own lives move fast ...

Otis Carey and Niah McLeod create unique playable Fender art to be auctioned for Children's Ground

Otis Carey and Niah McLeod create unique playable Fender art to be auctioned for Children's Ground

Celebrating Australia’s NAIDOC week: The artists Otis Hope Carey and Niah Mcleod are exciting, accomplished voices in the indigenous creative ...

Surfer's arm saved after attack by a great white at Crescent Head

Surfer's arm saved after attack by a great white at Crescent Head

Emergency surgery overnight on shark attack victim Joe Hoffman is expected to save his right arm, after he was mauled by a white shark ...

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