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Ben Aipa paddle out celebration, Magic Island

Ben Aipa paddle out celebration, Magic Island

This is a 50-minute video, and producer Kyle Metcalf says:  "Uncle Harold spoke about Ben Aipa, the man, the icon, the legacy. Ben Aipa's Paddle Out Celebration was held at Magic Island on this day right across from Ben's beloved ...


Surfing In The Sixties - Mona Boys – full 30-minute film

Surfing In The Sixties - Mona Boys – full 30-minute film

Documentary about the surfing community at Mona Vale on Sydney's Northern Beaches in the mid 1960s.  By Phil and Russel Sheppard ...

When crabs invade

When crabs invade

Robber crabs are the world's biggest land crustaceans, and on Christmas Island you better look out if you’re on a ...

Finding, restoring and sharing Australia's lost surf films – check this out, from Jolyon Hoff:

Finding, restoring and sharing Australia's lost surf films – check this out, from Jolyon Hoff:

Years ago, while making Searching for Michael Peterson, I found myself digging through the garages and cupboards of Australia's surf filmmakers ...

“Upwelling” – while there’s a heatwave in the US, the ocean is strangely chilly in Southern California

“Upwelling” – while there’s a heatwave in the US, the ocean is strangely chilly in Southern California

Surfers along Australia’s east coast will be familiar with the oceanographic phenomenon “Upwelling”, which often sees the ocean get unseasonably ...

The oceans give us life. We give them plastic.

The oceans give us life. We give them plastic.

From Parley South Africa & Sentinel Ocean Alliance: From the rivers and warm Indian Ocean of Durban, to the icy South ...

This newly discovered “playful” seahorse is the size of a grain of rice - and it's flourishing

This newly discovered “playful” seahorse is the size of a grain of rice - and it's flourishing

From the Wonders of the Sea file: Meet the Japan pig, a newfound species of pygmy seahorse discovered in Japan. Only ...

Half of single-use plastic waste produced by just 20 companies

Half of single-use plastic waste produced by just 20 companies

Bloody grim this – the news from Reuters: Production of single-use plastics is set to grow 30% in the next five years, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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