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Women’s Judging program goes world-wide

Women’s Judging program goes world-wide

127 women from 34 countries tuned in to learn from two members of the Tokyo 2020 Judging panel, ISA Technical Director Erik Krammer and ISA/WSL Judge and Longboard Champion Tory Gilkerson. Held from December 1-3 online, the course was created with the goals of ...


Six minutes with George – and the lost footage from Innermost Limits of Pure Fun

Six minutes with George – and the lost footage from Innermost Limits of Pure Fun

George Greenough found some lost 16mm footage from the late ‘60s - from long before HD video cameras went digital and ...

Happy Yuletides to all from the Alley

Happy Yuletides to all from the Alley

The crew at Currumbin on the Gold Coast got out for their annual early morning Santa surf just before the ...

Fish Out of Water – surfers head to Canberra to fight for the coast

Fish Out of Water – surfers head to Canberra to fight for the coast

Author - Belinda Baggs: Sipping a lukewarm raspberry tea, my gaze is firmly fixed on the empty paddocks and endless ...

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 ...

Harroart Gallery at Currumbin for the summer

Harroart Gallery at Currumbin for the summer

Legendary big wave photographer Tony “Harro” Harrington is home on the Gold Coast for a summer for the first time ...

Jimmy Barnes headlining for Perfect Wave at Daydream Island

Jimmy Barnes headlining for Perfect Wave at Daydream Island

Surf Music in Paradise is back – here’s the latest news from Perfect Wave Travel: As Australia continues on an extremely ...

'New' whale species seen off Mexican coast

'New' whale species seen off Mexican coast

From the Strange Sea Stories File, this was posted by the BBC on Friday: Three whales spotted off the coast ...

West Australia’s YalMal Classic – wrap and photos by Mick Marlin

West Australia’s YalMal Classic – wrap and photos by Mick Marlin

With the youngest competitor being 11 and the oldest 74, the Yallingup Malibu Classic was held last weekend in very contestable surf ...

The latest in the Rare Surf Tees

The latest in the Rare Surf Tees

They’re produced in short runs only, and there are around 100 designs covering surfing’s 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s. They’re all absolute ...

Ummm . . . Teahupo'o confirmed as the surf venue for the Paris 2024 Olympics

Ummm . . . Teahupo'o confirmed as the surf venue for the Paris 2024 Olympics

This should be more exciting than the Badminton.  As reported by the ISA: The International Surfing Association has announced confirmation from the International Olympic ...

Felicity Palmateer’s “Skin Deep” – art for art’s sake?

Felicity Palmateer’s “Skin Deep” – art for art’s sake?

Here’s the producer’s take straight from the news release: Australian artist and professional surfer, Felicity Palmateer (28, Perth, WA) is ...

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

THE NEW PLB ISSUE – 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 ...

“Breath easy, smoke clean” – TV ad from 1960 - cigarette smoking surfers

“Breath easy, smoke clean” – TV ad from 1960 - cigarette smoking surfers

As the crooner serenades, suck on that durry, rock that hammock, ride that wave . . . “a clean breath ...

Okanui Women Has Arrived

Okanui Women Has Arrived

The groundbreaking Australia brand which started out exclusively as a boardshort label on Sydney’s Northern Beaches in 1968, these days ...

The Rainforests of the Sea” – planting a million mangroves

The Rainforests of the Sea” – planting a million mangroves

Boris Herrmann, the first German to enter the Vendee Globe Race, has a real mission, to raise funds to plant ...

The latest news - Byron Bay Surf Festival 2021

The latest news - Byron Bay Surf Festival 2021

Organisers are pleased to announce that they have applied to the appropriate authorities to run the 11th year of The Byron ...

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