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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 the late 1950s and early ’60s. He was a man of few words, but was renowned for a wicked sense ...


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 ...

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 ...

Okanui opens new flagship store on The Manly Corso

Okanui opens new flagship store on The Manly Corso

Okanui has been a family-owned Australian apparel business for over 40 years. Dick Ash actually sowed the first pairs of ...

Consistently in the top five surf movies of all time, Morning of the Earth was once seen as a gamble

Consistently in the top five surf movies of all time, Morning of the Earth was once seen as a gamble

The following is an extended article from renowned news journalist Mark Bannerman via Australia's ABC. Remastered and restored 50th Anniversary DVD copies of ...

Danny in South Australia takes delivery of his Sugar Mountain HTD Model

Danny in South Australia takes delivery of his Sugar Mountain HTD Model

From Robe on the Limestone Coast of South Australia, our 96th subscriber board winner and father of four Daniel Slater lives ...

The Haleiwa section from

The Haleiwa section from "High On a Cool Wave"

From Bob Evan's fifth film. It documents Nat Young, Bob McTavish & George Greenough testing their new board designs. It also features emerging stars Peter ...

The Duke, the Stockholm Olympics, bringing surfing to Australia, death on the fields of France in WW1 – the extraordinary story of Cecil Healy

The Duke, the Stockholm Olympics, bringing surfing to Australia, death on the fields of France in WW1 – the extraordinary story of Cecil Healy

"He is someone that Australia should remember as an example of what young blokes can do when they go out ...

Shaping Methods of Mike Davis

Shaping Methods of Mike Davis

This 14-minute video was supplied by Little Cove Surfboards out of Noosa. Mike Davis grew up in Santa Barbara, moved ...

Got blocked ears after a surf? Pardon?

Got blocked ears after a surf? Pardon?

Well a lot of us have hey, and a disclaimer up front here, this is a blatant plug for the ...

Five minutes of the long-lost footage from Australia’s First “Professional” Surf Contest

Five minutes of the long-lost footage from Australia’s First “Professional” Surf Contest

Plastic Machines and Trackers had recently come and gone in quick succession, and now little eggs and pintails and what-not ...

Stingrays recorded making sounds for the first time – vid from Australia

Stingrays recorded making sounds for the first time – vid from Australia

One from This Marvellous Ocean File: Whales sing, shrimp snap, and toadfish hum. But the stingray? Until recently, scientists believed the flat fish ...

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