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Sea turtles thriving after beach closures

Sea turtles thriving after beach closures

Wildlife around the world is enjoying the lack of human activity due to coronavirus lockdowns, and sea turtles in Thailand are part of the trend. Some Thai beaches have seen the largest number of turtle nests in two decades, according to Kanokwan​ Homcha-ai, ...


Only in Oz: Between a croc and a shark . . . and the shark jumps in the boat!

Only in Oz: Between a croc and a shark . . . and the shark jumps in the boat!

 A Queensland boy got more than he bargained for on a family fishing trip when a shark and crocodile came ...

“Fish People” – 48-minute film - free from Patagonia

“Fish People” – 48-minute film - free from Patagonia

Directed by Keith Malloy, Fishpeople tells the stories of a unique cast of characters who have dedicated their lives to the sea. The film features ...

Human-sized giant jellyfish

Human-sized giant jellyfish

A wildlife expert and her photographer set off on an undersea adventure around the United Kingdom and what they witnessed ...

“Waikiki Under Quarantine, An Inside Look” – the video

“Waikiki Under Quarantine, An Inside Look” – the video

Eerie . . . everything empty . . . Vid by Just Be Out: “Our hearts and prayers go out ...

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 ...

How California kept ahead of the curve

How California kept ahead of the curve

From the BBC: After a resident of California died of coronavirus on 4 March, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of ...

Barz Kiama Floaters to the rescue – six pairs for our international subscribers!

Barz Kiama Floaters to the rescue – six pairs for our international subscribers!

Any regular reader of our mag will know we give away a top-end longboard to an Australian subscriber every issue, we’ve ...

Should be Easter Classic finals time – so how about Gail Couper’s record 10 Bells!

Should be Easter Classic finals time – so how about Gail Couper’s record 10 Bells!

Bells should be winding up about now - so let's tip the hat to it's winningest surfer ever. Gail Couper ...

Earth Challenge 2020 - world’s largest citizen science initiative for Earth Day – via smart phone

Earth Challenge 2020 - world’s largest citizen science initiative for Earth Day – via smart phone

Earth Challenge 2020 launched today marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day - Wednesday April 22.  This project creates a global expansion ...

Man Who Survived Bear Attack Gets Bitten By A Shark - a favourite PLB news piece from two years ago this week

Man Who Survived Bear Attack Gets Bitten By A Shark - a favourite PLB news piece from two years ago this week

"I don't blame the shark, I don't blame the bear, and I don't blame the rattlesnake," the victim said. For some ...

Free screening online – “MOUNTAIN OF STORMS” – the underground surf-ski-adventure film that started it all

Free screening online – “MOUNTAIN OF STORMS” – the underground surf-ski-adventure film that started it all

In 1968, five friends – or Fun Hogs as they called themselves – took a road trip to climb Cerro ...

Michaela Sutherland’s Nev Hyman short doco - and why she did it

Michaela Sutherland’s Nev Hyman short doco - and why she did it

This is the second short doco we’ve run of Michaela’s, the first was with he granddad, the pioneering Queensland surfer ...

Free surf movies for a month from Steve Cleveland

Free surf movies for a month from Steve Cleveland

Yep, freebies from the big hairy bloke behind A Paradigm Shift, Another State of Mind, Fresh Fruit For Rotten Vegetables ...

Virus? Burleigh and Gold Coast beaches busy for Easter

Virus? Burleigh and Gold Coast beaches busy for Easter

From 7 News: Queenslanders have flocked to the sand on Good Friday, with many seemingly unconcerned about following social distancing ...

Two surprising videos and a story from the Alpine Coast of Austria

Two surprising videos and a story from the Alpine Coast of Austria

Expat Australian John Chapman is a long-time reader of PLB who these days lives and works in Austria, and who ...

Indigo and Salt are pulling the pin for a while, one week left, check out the site

Indigo and Salt are pulling the pin for a while, one week left, check out the site

Indigo and Salt is an all women's sustainable online surf store for all women around the globe. It is run by ...

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