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How New York’s Rockaway Beach became a harbor for Black surfers

How New York’s Rockaway Beach became a harbor for Black surfers

The surf spot is a subway ride from Manhattan, and it welcomes a diverse community connecting to nature and each other. It’s a silver-blue January morning with no separation between sky and water, and a diverse line up of surfers take ...


The fight for Chickens became the catalyst for surf break protection in the Maldives

The fight for Chickens became the catalyst for surf break protection in the Maldives

From Save The Waves: It’s been two years since we launched the Save Our Waves Maldives campaign with local partners. ...

Couch Judge

Couch Judge

We're all professional judges from the comfort of our own couch . . . keyboard warriors too maybe . . ...

RIP Phil Roxburgh

RIP Phil Roxburgh

Such sad news last week, and anyone who knew Phil will tell you he was a wonderful person, warm and ...

‘Man or machine?’: Is this Australia’s most controversial photo?

‘Man or machine?’: Is this Australia’s most controversial photo?

This winning photo in an Australian photography competition is literally unreal – and seriously “scary”. A Sydney-based artificial intelligence art studio ...

“All Quiet on the Surfie-Rocker Front” – cinema newsreel from 1963

“All Quiet on the Surfie-Rocker Front” – cinema newsreel from 1963

Dug from deep in the bowels of the dark web by PLB’s archive detective Ian Lording via the government’s own ...

History of Gold Coast Beaches

History of Gold Coast Beaches

There’s a lot of sand bagging and pumping and groyne building going on in this 18-minute film, produced by Griffith University. “This ...

Vanimo Surf Lodge PNG – fully revamped, and the waves have been firing

Vanimo Surf Lodge PNG – fully revamped, and the waves have been firing

From manager Dave: Well coming back into an operational state after Covid lockdowns proved to be an onerous task in more ...

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LISTEN: "Painting in reverse" with velvet painter Baron von Miller

When Baron von Miller decided to paint on black velvet, he had big shoes to fill. His father Percy Miller ...

Watch the 16-minute film “Victorian Pioneer Manufacturers - Klemm Bell & Pat Morgan”. Directed by Glen Hunwick, narrated by Bob Smith, and great surfing on vintage boards

Watch the 16-minute film “Victorian Pioneer Manufacturers - Klemm Bell & Pat Morgan”. Directed by Glen Hunwick, narrated by Bob Smith, and great surfing on vintage boards

Following the previous short films celebrating significant surfboard manufacturing pioneers of the '60s and '70s, (George Rice ‘Then and Now’ and ...

Quirky, mystique-laden, the coolest of the cool – Pat Curren gone at 90

Quirky, mystique-laden, the coolest of the cool – Pat Curren gone at 90

A pioneering shaper and thinker and a fine craftsman, Pat Curren was regarded as the best big wave surfer of ...

60 years on, Australia’s surf music super group The Atlantics release new album of all-originals “Still Making Waves” – to be released on Australia Day

60 years on, Australia’s surf music super group The Atlantics release new album of all-originals “Still Making Waves” – to be released on Australia Day

In 1963 Australia’s radio waves and early black & white television music shows were filled with a new phenomenon – ...

Women surfers in Peru finding joy in and out of the water

Women surfers in Peru finding joy in and out of the water

On My Way is a photo series that explores how women build their own safe space in a male-dominated sport. Located in ...

Mount Longboards: Original surf apparel from New Zealand – online & bricks & mortar store – CHECK OUT THE VID

Mount Longboards: Original surf apparel from New Zealand – online & bricks & mortar store – CHECK OUT THE VID

“Massive for us this summer. We recently shot a cool video featuring some surfing and our prints and is being ...

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 ...

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 ...

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