US surfer dies from 'brain-eating amoeba' believed to be contracted at a landlocked surf resort

US surfer dies from 'brain-eating amoeba' believed to be contracted at a landlocked surf resort

A surfer in the US died from a ‘brain-eating amoeba’, a rare infection contracted through the nose. Fabrizio Stabile, 29, from New Jersey, died on September 21 after becoming ill with Naegleria fowleri, a deadly amoeba that attacks the brain. Earlier he ...


Whale asks human for help – human obliges.  News + vid

Whale asks human for help – human obliges. News + vid

Sydney Harbour: The whale seemed to stare straight at him. Ivan Iskenderian watched it swim within a metre of his ...

Nurdle hunting Nurdlebitch

Nurdle hunting Nurdlebitch

How a wave of nurdles woke up the people of Warrnambool. A year ago, not many people who live on the ...

Maya Gabeira nails largest wave ever ridden by a woman (recorded) – report and vid from Guinness World Records

Maya Gabeira nails largest wave ever ridden by a woman (recorded) – report and vid from Guinness World Records

Riding a 68-ft wave has seen a Brazilian surfer claim a prestigious award and set a new Guinness World Records ...

1963, Pearl Turton at Palmy from the “Surf and Underwater Girls Series” newsreels

1963, Pearl Turton at Palmy from the “Surf and Underwater Girls Series” newsreels

Dug up from the musty bowels of the British Pathe Reuters Historical Collection by PLB’s super sleuth Ian Lording. Six minutes ...

Here it comes – The Palmy Old Mal Log Rally

Here it comes – The Palmy Old Mal Log Rally

Exclusively for pre-1968 boards and modern single-fin logs, on Saturday 10 November Palm Beach Longboarders is hosting its 22th annual Palmy ...

OUR 81st GIVEAWAY BOARD – A WILKERSON SURFCRAFT MOJO!

OUR 81st GIVEAWAY BOARD – A WILKERSON SURFCRAFT MOJO!

We really have given away 80 top-end longboards to our magazine subscribers, and how about number 81! Matt Wilkerson hand-shapes and ...

Wayne Booth’s Dead Kook – our 80th subscriber board winner!

Wayne Booth’s Dead Kook – our 80th subscriber board winner!

Lennox Head’s Wayne Booth has spent the best part of his life looking after others in one way or another. ...

WSL to stage 2018 world longboard titles and world junior shortboard titles at one event

WSL to stage 2018 world longboard titles and world junior shortboard titles at one event

Yep that’s how it’ll be happening in Taiwan from late November through early December. Here’s the full news release from ...

Big items – mini online charity auction – finishes Monday

Big items – mini online charity auction – finishes Monday

A Perfect Foundation is a For-Social Change Organisation created to educate and empower local communities in remote regions to make ...

Surfing made possible in landlocked Afghanistan

Surfing made possible in landlocked Afghanistan

September 2018: A group of surfers travel to Afghanistan to bring the joy of surfing to their waters and report ...

The full results of each heat from Surf Relik’s second and final leg of the tour at Trestles

The full results of each heat from Surf Relik’s second and final leg of the tour at Trestles

The two Australians in the Classic Division, Harrison Roach and Jack Lynch, finished first and fourth, while France’s Alice Lemoinge ...

Octupuses on ecstasy “become more social”

Octupuses on ecstasy “become more social”

You have to wonder who funded this study, but anyway, here it is as reported by the BBC: Octopuses given the ...

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives, Leading Surf Resort 2018

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives, Leading Surf Resort 2018

The Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai: The South Asian Travel Awards were held on September 15 with a gala event in ...

Inflatable reefs! Turn close-outs into A-frames – want to invest?

Inflatable reefs! Turn close-outs into A-frames – want to invest?

West Australia’s Waveco Pty Ltd: Troy Bottegal, is the inventor and creator of the Airwave inflatable surf reefs - compact, ...

Longboarding on land, through Eastern Russia – a 25-minute movie

Longboarding on land, through Eastern Russia – a 25-minute movie

Some unusual stuff lands in our inbox from time to time, and this you’d have to file this under “Exotic”. ...

New study on sea turtles and plastic . . .

New study on sea turtles and plastic . . .

From the BBC: The never-ending surge of plastic into the world's oceans is taking an increasing toll on iconic marine ...

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