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“Queensland Playground” – a leisurely 8 minutes of joy from the Gold Coast in 1957

“Queensland Playground” – a leisurely 8 minutes of joy from the Gold Coast in 1957

And it was another planet! No groynes, no highrise, and just a smattering of shiny happy people . . . oh for a time machine. Dug up for PLB by our intrepid archive detective Ian Lording. “Produced by The Commonwealth Film Unit. ...


Stingers, saltwater crocs, and disembowelling cassowaries no longer a problem for surfers in Far North Queensland

Stingers, saltwater crocs, and disembowelling cassowaries no longer a problem for surfers in Far North Queensland

"NorthBreak" - 300-metre wave pool for Port Douglas.  As reported in Tropic North: A plan to build the Far North Queensland region's ...

LogJam! 2022 is ON!

LogJam! 2022 is ON!

Big Stick Surfing Association’s Annual Logjam! is ON!  Logjam! is the longest running vintage longboard contest in the world and will be ...

RIP: Janet MacPherson – Malibu original

RIP: Janet MacPherson – Malibu original

After a life under the sun very well lived, Malibu original Janet MacPherson gracefully kicked out on March 5 at ...

“Rising Tides”: Time for surfers to read the forecast on climate change – sign the petition here

“Rising Tides”: Time for surfers to read the forecast on climate change – sign the petition here

From Roaring Journals – Author: Josh Kirkman: If there’s one thing the modern surfer knows well, it’s how to read a ...

“Carpark Cinema and Climate Convos”

“Carpark Cinema and Climate Convos”

Featuring surf films, live music, food trucks, talks, panel discussions, and fossil fuel free surf sessions, the series kicks off with ...

Surfing Duck at Rainbow Bay – the vid goes nuts

Surfing Duck at Rainbow Bay – the vid goes nuts

A repost of one of our most visited pieces from this week last year. Here’s how the BBC reported it:   Surfing duck: ...

   Program for the all-new FLOTSAM surf film and photography festival

Program for the all-new FLOTSAM surf film and photography festival

Press release from Soul Arch Media’s Carolyn Ridings Emge: Launching on the Gold Coast 1-8 May, 2022. Hear that rumble? It’s the sound ...

News and vids from 60+ lots on offer at the California Gold Surf Auction

News and vids from 60+ lots on offer at the California Gold Surf Auction

Encinitas, CA - Heritage, Craft & Evolution: Renowned artists John Comer, Kevin Ancell and Peter St. Pierre have teamed up with legendary ...

Here comes the Single Fin Mingle 2022

Here comes the Single Fin Mingle 2022

Surf, Art, Food, Music. It’s been running since 2015, it’s one of the world’s absolute best longboarding events, it’s on ...

Big Flood Fundraiser – 11 board winners and over $60k for flood relief

Big Flood Fundraiser – 11 board winners and over $60k for flood relief

News from organiser Paul McNeil: Folks! What an incredible effort! So much money raised for our flood victims. We are overwhelmed ...

Ride Natty Ride – surfing & Bob Marley

Ride Natty Ride – surfing & Bob Marley

“You can meet me where the music meets the ocean. Read Genesis 1 and you’ll understand why I love surfing. ...

How to see millions of years of history on a day at the beach

How to see millions of years of history on a day at the beach

Sand dollars are striking - delicate in a way that the wayward rocks and driftwood are not - and so ubiquitous that ...

With Easter upon us, time for a visit to Bells in 1970 with (the fabulous) Ma and Pa Bendall

With Easter upon us, time for a visit to Bells in 1970 with (the fabulous) Ma and Pa Bendall

A news episode from “This Day Tonight” - ferretted from the annals of Australia’s national broadcaster by Detective Ian Lording, who ...

Zoltan the Surfing Magician

Zoltan the Surfing Magician

In Plain Sight is back with its second instalment, 'The Surfing Magician', featuring the legend Zoltan Torkos himself.  This episode dives ...

Joey Cabell recovering well after being given a 1% chance of surviving

Joey Cabell recovering well after being given a 1% chance of surviving

Widely regarded as the finest all-round surfer of the ’60s in everything from from two-foot to twenty, Joey Cabell had ...

The UK’s first World Surfing Reserve – check out these line-ups from North Devon

The UK’s first World Surfing Reserve – check out these line-ups from North Devon

That’s the world’s 12th WSR – and here’s how it was reported by the BBC: North Devon joins a list that ...

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