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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 a property an hour inland of Angourie, NSW near Nymboida since 1974 and raised three of his four children there. “The ...


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 ...

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 ...

Tracking “Katherine” - the whopping great white cruising the US East Coast – news and vid

Tracking “Katherine” - the whopping great white cruising the US East Coast – news and vid

A great white shark that weighs over 2,000 pounds and measures 15 feet, 5 inches long has been swimming along ...

Meet the Interceptor! Getting plastic out of rivers – before it reaches the ocean

Meet the Interceptor! Getting plastic out of rivers – before it reaches the ocean

From The Ocean Cleanup: The Interceptor is The Ocean Cleanup’s answer for river plastic waste. It is the first scalable solution ...

Brazil’s Guarda do Embaú dedicated as the 9th World Surfing Reserve

Brazil’s Guarda do Embaú dedicated as the 9th World Surfing Reserve

Formed by the Rio da Madre, the Guarda do Embaú surf ecosystem is one of the most classic Brazilian surfing ...

The case for medicinal cannabis: “Please stop insulting our intelligence, we’re not smoking bongs around an Xbox”

The case for medicinal cannabis: “Please stop insulting our intelligence, we’re not smoking bongs around an Xbox”

Keen surfer Kiwi White eyes the waves from afar these days. Debilitating pain and fatigue from mesothelioma — cancer of ...

Beyond great waves - protecting surf ecosystems

Beyond great waves - protecting surf ecosystems

Take a look at the Guarda do Embaú World Surfing Reserve, an incredible example of a surf ecosystem. The coast and surrounding lands ...

Odd happenings in the ocean: Abandoned by great whites, Cape Town is now short of whales too

Odd happenings in the ocean: Abandoned by great whites, Cape Town is now short of whales too

A survey of the population of southern right whales off the coast of Cape Town has shown the second-lowest incidence ...

Britain: Jesus Longboard Classic – wrap & photos

Britain: Jesus Longboard Classic – wrap & photos

After last year's double postponements of this popular event, organisers Christian Surfers UK in partnership with Tubestation were very pleased ...

The Amazon’s pink dolphins giving lives back

The Amazon’s pink dolphins giving lives back

Physiotherapist Igor Simões Andrade gives monthly sessions to children with a range of physical and mental disabilities by taking them swimming ...

The Shane Gang is coming to Surf World

The Shane Gang is coming to Surf World

Surf World Gold Coast will be hosting Surfing Industry Icon Shane Stedman and the launch of his best-selling book The ...

The Station Boardstore - the real deal in Crescent Head

The Station Boardstore - the real deal in Crescent Head

JJ Starr has opened The Station online board store, in the old cop shop no less, and its something different ...

Rip Curl sold in $350m deal

Rip Curl sold in $350m deal

The deal was announced on Tuesday, bringing to an end 50 years of private ownership for Rip Curl. The brand ...

Vale Jack Eden

Vale Jack Eden

Vale Jack Eden, Australian photojournalist and publisher, who has passed away aged 88 from Parkinson's Disease. Picking up his first camera ...

“Pure shock!” A longboarder’s close encounter with a great white

“Pure shock!” A longboarder’s close encounter with a great white

Devon Zimmerman had only just paddled out at Orleans Beach at Cape Cod when surprise surprise: “I thought a little seal ...

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