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1965 BBC footage "News From Australia”

Surfing and wedge-tail eagles? Why not. This mixed-tape Pom newsreel was ferreted from the bowels of British Pathe’s historical collection by Ian "Danger" Lording. Check out the colonials at the Australian Surfboard Championships at "Manley” in 1965.  A very young Kevin ‘Head' Brennan and an equally ...


Whale Sharks feeding on baitballs in Western Australia – rare video & analysis from the CSIRO

Whale Sharks feeding on baitballs in Western Australia – rare video & analysis from the CSIRO

Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) feed on baitfish with other predators at Ningaloo Reef. Baitballs attract large numbers of predators from a wide ...

Bangladeshi beach culture – atypical photos of a typical beach day

Bangladeshi beach culture – atypical photos of a typical beach day

From National Geographic: Countless selfies and photos of beach games and other activities, like horseback riding are snapped at Cox’s Bazar every ...

Bitter court battle over the will of a late surfing photographer settled after a mysterious letter found in a safe

Bitter court battle over the will of a late surfing photographer settled after a mysterious letter found in a safe

Legal battle over estate of Aussie surf legend Marty Tullemans finally resolved. As reported in news.com.au: The sister of the late ...

THE NEW PLB - ISSUE 113 - Mick the Mighty Proofreader brings the inside info on what's in it

THE NEW PLB - ISSUE 113 - Mick the Mighty Proofreader brings the inside info on what's in it

Mighty Mick the Hyphen brings us his run-down on what lies between the covers of the newie: >> FEATURES BOBBY BROWN & ...

OUR 98th BOARD - WIN A CHELMAN SURFBOARDS VOLAN 9’1” DOUBLE ENDER

OUR 98th BOARD - WIN A CHELMAN SURFBOARDS VOLAN 9’1” DOUBLE ENDER

A lifetime surfer raised in his parent’s original surf shop and shaping bay in Port Macquarie, Ryan Chelman’s been building all sorts of ...

RIP Dave Thomas

RIP Dave Thomas

It is with great sadness that I share the information that one of our club members Dave Thomas passed away in the ...

BILL & HIS GIRLS WIN THE CARABINE

BILL & HIS GIRLS WIN THE CARABINE

When we phoned Bill Davidson to tell him he’d just won the Carabine Shakey in our 97th subscriber board giveaway he ...

Butterflies that drink turtle tears - and geez you're a sensitive bunch, surprisingly this was among our most visited web pieces of '22 (first posted in April)

Butterflies that drink turtle tears - and geez you're a sensitive bunch, surprisingly this was among our most visited web pieces of '22 (first posted in April)

This has nothing at all to do with surfing but have you ever heard of anything more poetic? It happens ...

Ocean Ramsey on what to do in a shark attack

Ocean Ramsey on what to do in a shark attack

Renowned Hawaiian freediver Ocean Ramsey on what to do in ‘the worst case scenario’. This came to us via The ...

Christmas - Show 26 of Crescent Swells – track list, tune in for a listen, anytime, anywhere

Christmas - Show 26 of Crescent Swells – track list, tune in for a listen, anytime, anywhere

“Time to relax, its nearly Christmas and to help here is my special Chrissy Mix. Perfect for the holidays and so ...

A day at the beach - filmed a century ago in Biarritz – two minutes of enhanced footage from 1928

A day at the beach - filmed a century ago in Biarritz – two minutes of enhanced footage from 1928

A rerun of one our most visited posts of 2022  - Dug up from the dark web by Ian “Hercule Poirot” Lording who ...

Announcing two WSL Longboard Qualifying events for Australia in 2023

Announcing two WSL Longboard Qualifying events for Australia in 2023

COOLANGATTA, Queensland /Australia (Wednesday, December 14, 2022) - The World Surf League (WSL) Asia Pacific (APAC) is excited to announce two ...

Watch the full Patagonia film “The Yin & Yang of Gerry Lopez” – for free

Watch the full Patagonia film “The Yin & Yang of Gerry Lopez” – for free

The path to enlightenment begins at the world’s deadliest wave. From award-winning filmmaker Stacy Peralta (Dogtown and Z Boys) comes Patagonia’s The ...

BARZ OPTICS - LATEST SUNNIES WINNERS

BARZ OPTICS - LATEST SUNNIES WINNERS

Every issue of the mag we pull four random international subscribers out of the hat for pairs of Barz sunglasses ...

Did you know? The term “goofyfoot” sprung from Walt Disney’s character Goofy!

Did you know? The term “goofyfoot” sprung from Walt Disney’s character Goofy!

In 1937 Walt Disney made the first-ever animated surf movie Hawaiian Holiday. It starred Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck, ...

Belén Alvarez Kimble and Blake Johnston receive the 2022 Aloha Award in Memory of John ‘Shmoo’ Shimooka

Belén Alvarez Kimble and Blake Johnston receive the 2022 Aloha Award in Memory of John ‘Shmoo’ Shimooka

New South Wales surfers and passionate surf community members Belén Alvarez Kimble and Blake Johnston have been awarded the 2022 ...

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