“I told mum I was becoming a surfer, it was worse than joining the Hells Angels.” A catch up with Tasmanian pioneer Mick Lawrence

“I told mum I was becoming a surfer, it was worse than joining the Hells Angels.” A catch up with Tasmanian pioneer Mick Lawrence

From ABC Hobart: When Mick Lawrence unknowingly became a surfing pioneer in the 1960s, he says it would have been easier to tell his mother he was joining the Hells Angels than buying a board. "I was always a water child. ...


Swimming with Deep Blue – the mother of all whites

Swimming with Deep Blue – the mother of all whites

The “world’s biggest great white” kicking back with divers and not remotely interested in eating them after gorging on half ...

Vonu Pure Lager proudly presents the 2019 Noosa Festival of Surfing

Vonu Pure Lager proudly presents the 2019 Noosa Festival of Surfing

With a name that is rapidly becoming synonymous with the longboarding and alternative surf community, Vonu Export has continued its ...

Then and Now – a seven-minute video tribute to George Rice and his classic boards

Then and Now – a seven-minute video tribute to George Rice and his classic boards

Torquay surfer Glen Hunwick is a Surfcoast Longboard Club competitor, a committee member of the Bells Beach Surf Film Festival, ...

“The Snowy” – back bigger and better for 2019 – news, entries, new website

“The Snowy” – back bigger and better for 2019 – news, entries, new website

With Manly Beach being the home of the first World Surfing Championships in 1964, The Snowy keeps that tradition alive ...

Russian surf movie wins best film and the Peter Troy award

Russian surf movie wins best film and the Peter Troy award

The Bells Beach Surf Film Festival has been run for another successful year featuring 13 surf films over four nights ...

“It had one of my legs in it’s mouth.” CA surfer survives great white attack.

“It had one of my legs in it’s mouth.” CA surfer survives great white attack.

For Nick Wapner, Tuesday morning at Montaña de Oro State Park was a typical day of surfing with friends as ...

Hoodoo Gurus, Surf Music in Paradise - Maldives

Hoodoo Gurus, Surf Music in Paradise - Maldives

Old school kings of surf and swamp, The Hoodoo Gurus are playing a bunch of special “Surf Music in Paradise” ...

Fancy a trip to South Island NZ? The Single Fin Mingle announces 2019 dates

Fancy a trip to South Island NZ? The Single Fin Mingle announces 2019 dates

From the genial Sumner Kiwis: “Once again we are jumping with joy to announce that the 5th annual Single Fin ...

What's new in Crescent Head? The Station!

What's new in Crescent Head? The Station!

JJ Starr has opened The Station online board store, and its something different for Crescent. He’s stocking boards from local shapers, ...

Win your weight in Médoc wine”? A fine weekend of modern & classic longboarding – The Montalivet Pro. Am. France

Win your weight in Médoc wine”? A fine weekend of modern & classic longboarding – The Montalivet Pro. Am. France

Fancy a trip to France? There’s plenty of time to get yourself sorted! A message from the Montalivet Pro’s genial ...

The news on the latest issue of PLB

The news on the latest issue of PLB

Each issue we ask our esteemed proof-reader Mick The Hyphen to give us his run-down on the content – so here’s his ...

PODCAST: PLB’s ed chats youth, death, surf, and the price of fish on the “This Ocean Life” out of Santa Cruz, CA

PODCAST: PLB’s ed chats youth, death, surf, and the price of fish on the “This Ocean Life” out of Santa Cruz, CA

You may have caught this already on Facebook, you may not be the slightest bit interested, but if you’re curious ...

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

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

Any regular reader of our mag will know we give away a killer longboard to an Australian subscriber every issue, ...

Punta Borinquen, Puerto Rico, announced as 11th World Surfing Reserve

Punta Borinquen, Puerto Rico, announced as 11th World Surfing Reserve

The coast from Crashboat Beach to Surfers Beach at Aguadilla has been selected as the 11th World Surfing Reserve. Punta ...

 Bay Street Beach & Santa Monica’s African American heritage –for the National Register of Historic Places

Bay Street Beach & Santa Monica’s African American heritage –for the National Register of Historic Places

Sea of Clouds, today, announced its intention to nominate Santa Monica’s Bay Street beach area (Los Angeles County, California), a ...

Wanna run away from it all?

Wanna run away from it all?

An island in the Falklands is up for sale, complete with an army of penguins and its very own four-mile ...

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