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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 protection of Playa Hermosa for future generations to cherish its waves. We look forward to improving this incredible surf habitat as ...


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 ...

Australian scientists discover new species on most comprehensive deep sea study of Great Barrier Reef

Australian scientists discover new species on most comprehensive deep sea study of Great Barrier Reef

For the first time, scientists have viewed the deepest regions of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, discovered five undescribed ...

LEGACY: Ride Natty Ride – surfing & Bob Marley

LEGACY: Ride Natty Ride – surfing & Bob Marley

“You can meet me where the music meets the ocean. Read Genesis 1 and you’ll understand why I love surfing. ...

Rare footage of Honolulu back in 1954 – oh to have a time machine

Rare footage of Honolulu back in 1954 – oh to have a time machine

In 1954 Hawaii is still a Territory. Samuel Wilder King is appointed Territorial Governor by US President Eisenhower.  In this year ...

Meet the walking sharks – who go for a stroll outside the water!

Meet the walking sharks – who go for a stroll outside the water!

From the “Bizarre Sea Creatures” file: Sharks have roamed the world’s oceans for hundreds of millions of years. In that time, many ...

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