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“Surfing” – 1950

“Surfing” – 1950

Plucked from the bowels of British Pathe by our archive detective Ian Lording, and labelled by the Poms as “Unissued / Unused material”.  From the curators notes: Surfers off Mye Lee Beach, Honolulu. Hawaii. Sub title - 'Rough sport: wonders on surf boards'.   Run time ...


Why does going to the beach make you so tired?

Why does going to the beach make you so tired?

Not talking about a three-hour paddle here, this is about just hanging out – as addressed by Mel Magazine: These days, ...

A 15-minute movie – “Welcome to - A Mano Surf”

A 15-minute movie – “Welcome to - A Mano Surf”

“Shot throughout the Byron Bay area, the film celebrates alternative approaches to wave riding and the art of handcrafting a ...

Champion surfer Katherine Díaz Hernández killed by a lightning bolt while surfing

Champion surfer Katherine Díaz Hernández killed by a lightning bolt while surfing

One of El Salvador’s top surfers and Olympic hopefuls 22-year-old Katherine Díaz Hernández gone in an instant in a freakish lightning ...

Barz Optics winners – Kiamas on their way

Barz Optics winners – Kiamas on their way

Each issue we give away pairs of Barz sunglasses to four of our international subscribers (it helps us feel a ...

Lost board drifts form Shipsterns in southern Tasmania to Magnetic Island in north Queensland – via NZ

Lost board drifts form Shipsterns in southern Tasmania to Magnetic Island in north Queensland – via NZ

Hobart surfer Danny Griffiths lost his favourite surfboard in 2017 off the south coast of Tasmania and had given up ...

Noosa alt-boarder Harrison Roach signs with WA’s Creatures

Noosa alt-boarder Harrison Roach signs with WA’s Creatures

Good to see a renowned logger hooking up with a major hardware label - and the cut-and-paste below is as it’s ...

THE NEW PLB - ISSUE 106 – Mick the Mighty Proofreader brings the inside info on what's in it

THE NEW PLB - ISSUE 106 – Mick the Mighty Proofreader brings the inside info on what's in it

So each issue we ask our proofreader Mighty Mick the Hyphen to give us his run-down on what lies between the ...

Subscribe & WIN a Pilsner from Fine Surfcraft by Andrew Warhurst – our 91st giveaway board

Subscribe & WIN a Pilsner from Fine Surfcraft by Andrew Warhurst – our 91st giveaway board

Fancy a Pilsner? Our shout! This model is the highest selling board in the Fine Surfcraft range, and like all ...

Sorby wins the Carabine “Shakey” – our 90th subscriber board winner

Sorby wins the Carabine “Shakey” – our 90th subscriber board winner

“Well I’ve got my fingers crossed now,” said John Sorby when we asked if he might be wondering why we’d ...

Shark killed by stingray – stabbed in the head

Shark killed by stingray – stabbed in the head

From the Ripping Sea Stories file: On a sunny day in February, a strange sight washed ashore on a beach ...

"Wisdom" the albatross - the world’s oldest known wild bird – still sailing the Pacific

One from the Amazing Sea Stories file: KAPA’A, HAWAII: She could be any of a million Laysan albatross returning each fall to Midway ...

On International Womens Day: Pacific women breaking stereotypes and cultural norms through surfing

On International Womens Day: Pacific women breaking stereotypes and cultural norms through surfing

When Stephanie Mahuk paddles her board out to the break, she sings softly under her breath. She is calling to the ...

“I lived it all,” Real-life Gidget looks back from 80

“I lived it all,” Real-life Gidget looks back from 80

Groucho Marx: Kathy, I’ll start with you. How old are you? Kathy Kohner: I’m 17. I’m a senior at University High ...

South Africa’s “Protect the West Coast” V Australian mining company MRC

South Africa’s “Protect the West Coast” V Australian mining company MRC

“Many of MRC’s mining activities in South Africa would not be allowed on their home turf in Australia and we ...

The SMH’s take on the extraordinary Pauline Menczer: “The forgotten sporting champion who drives a school bus”

The SMH’s take on the extraordinary Pauline Menczer: “The forgotten sporting champion who drives a school bus”

It is a modest life for a forgotten Australian sporting champion. Much quieter than her two decades as a livewire ...

RIP Pearl Turton – much-loved Australian surfing great

RIP Pearl Turton – much-loved Australian surfing great

We lost the wonderful trail-blazing Pearl Turton on February 4 - the original Australian champion surfer who was admired by ...

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