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More than 10,000 join 50 paddle-out protests around Australia opposing Norwegian giant Equinor’s Bight drilling plans

More than 10,000 join 50 paddle-out protests around Australia opposing Norwegian giant Equinor’s Bight drilling plans

From Perth to Townsville, people protested all around Australia on Saturday as part of a National Day of Action against Norwegian oil giant Equinor and its plans to drill for oil in the deep, rough and pristine waters of the Great Australian ...


Waves of change put women in the Cronulla surf picture

Waves of change put women in the Cronulla surf picture

Feminism was hard to find at Cronulla beach when Kathy Lette, the co-author of Puberty Blues, was a teenager growing up ...

A Swell Century: surfing Sydney’s beaches from 1915 to 2019 – in pictures

A Swell Century: surfing Sydney’s beaches from 1915 to 2019 – in pictures

Surfing mythology often places the birth of the sport in Australia at the feet of Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku, who was ...

The Fight for the Bight just got real. National Day of Action this Saturday – from Exmouth WA to Townsville Qld

The Fight for the Bight just got real. National Day of Action this Saturday – from Exmouth WA to Townsville Qld

Equinor has once again been forced to resubmit their plan to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight. They ...

Finals Day, Domes Beach, Rincon, Puerto Rico – Wrap and Photo

Finals Day, Domes Beach, Rincon, Puerto Rico – Wrap and Photo

The Rincon Surf Fest WSL North America Longboard Championships crowned Steven McLean (USA) and Maria Fernanda Reyes (PER) its 2019 event champions at Puerto ...

Pumping for the Women’s Rounds, Rincon, Puerto Rico – Wrap & Photos

Pumping for the Women’s Rounds, Rincon, Puerto Rico – Wrap & Photos

The iconic Domes line-up continued to pulse for the World Surf League (WSL) Rincon Surf Fest WSL North America Longboard ...

Peeling glass at Rincon, Puerto Rico - for day one WSL Longboard – Wrap & photos

Peeling glass at Rincon, Puerto Rico - for day one WSL Longboard – Wrap & photos

Domes Beach: Impeccable conditions graced opening day at the Rincon Surf Fest WSL North America Longboard Championships with four-to-five foot, ...

The Bachelor meets The Block for barrels at the Surf Ranch – reality!

The Bachelor meets The Block for barrels at the Surf Ranch – reality!

USA commercial TV network ABC (a sub of Disney) has announced an eight-episode surfing competition reality series “Ultimate Surfer”, to ...

Gold Coast to host Global Wave Conference 2020

Gold Coast to host Global Wave Conference 2020

Bob Hawke's granddaughter and climate change champion Sophie Taylor-Price will discuss growing threats to waves and ocean conservation when she addresses ...

Rincon Surf Fest is back

Rincon Surf Fest is back

From US surfer/photographer/legend Barry Church: “How’s my good friends Down Under at PLB? Following last year’s success to celebrate the ...

Australia’s burning. Nat Young’s home among the 300 lost since the start of the fire season

Australia’s burning. Nat Young’s home among the 300 lost since the start of the fire season

Fires burning many parts Australia’s East Coast have taken the home of surfing icon Nat Young, The Inertia has learned. Young has owned ...

Tommy Pierucki headlines TOMA Surf Art Series

Tommy Pierucki headlines TOMA Surf Art Series

Honolulu: Featuring celebrated surf photographer Tommy Pierucki, the Terrace of Modern Art (TOMA) returns to Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger on Saturday, ...

Patagonia’s new flagship in Melbourne’s CBD

Patagonia’s new flagship in Melbourne’s CBD

“We’re in business to save our home planet.”  To date Patagonia has made contributions of US$100 million in grants to environmental ...

Get set: The Single Fin Mingle number six – save the date

Get set: The Single Fin Mingle number six – save the date

Fancy a trip to the wonderful South Island of NZ for a surf party unlike any other? Here’s the news ...

Duct Tape Japan

Duct Tape Japan

Honolua Blomfield won the Women’s, Andy Nieblas the Men’s, but apart from the final four finishers in each division, we ...

Our 85th free board! Win a 9’2” fully handmade Black Square Noserider!

Our 85th free board! Win a 9’2” fully handmade Black Square Noserider!

Yep our 85th PLB magazine subscriber giveaway! Black Square Surfboards’ shaper Ryan Chelman was raised in the surf shop his ...

Gerry gets his Warhurst Pilsner – our 84th board winner

Gerry gets his Warhurst Pilsner – our 84th board winner

Yep we’ve given away 84 boards to our Australian mag subscribers, even if they are American. Gerry Prietto lives in ...

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