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Lost board drifts form Shipsterns in southern Tasmania to Magnetic Island in north Queensland – via NZ

Lost board drifts form Shipsterns in southern Tasmania to Magnetic Island in north Queensland – via NZ

Hobart surfer Danny Griffiths lost his favourite surfboard in 2017 off the south coast of Tasmania and had given up hope of ever finding it again. A chance encounter last week has solved the mystery of where it ended up — ...


Noosa alt-boarder Harrison Roach signs with WA’s Creatures

Noosa alt-boarder Harrison Roach signs with WA’s Creatures

Good to see a renowned logger hooking up with a major hardware label - and the cut-and-paste below is as it’s ...

Back on track – here comes the 33rd annual “Snowy” – entry & news

Back on track – here comes the 33rd annual “Snowy” – entry & news

After last year off due to you-know-what, some good news from the Manly Malibu Club: “We are super excited and ...

Shark attack at Merimbula

Shark attack at Merimbula

A woman has been rushed to hospital after a “terrifying” shark attack on the NSW south coast on Saturday morning. The ...

THE NEW PLB - ISSUE 106 – Mick the Mighty Proofreader brings the inside info on what's in it

THE NEW PLB - ISSUE 106 – 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 ...

Subscribe & WIN a Pilsner from Fine Surfcraft by Andrew Warhurst – our 91st giveaway board

Subscribe & WIN a Pilsner from Fine Surfcraft by Andrew Warhurst – our 91st giveaway board

Fancy a Pilsner? Our shout! This model is the highest selling board in the Fine Surfcraft range, and like all ...

Sorby wins the Carabine “Shakey” – our 90th subscriber board winner

Sorby wins the Carabine “Shakey” – our 90th subscriber board winner

“Well I’ve got my fingers crossed now,” said John Sorby when we asked if he might be wondering why we’d ...

Shark killed by stingray – stabbed in the head

Shark killed by stingray – stabbed in the head

From the Ripping Sea Stories file: On a sunny day in February, a strange sight washed ashore on a beach ...

"Wisdom" the albatross - the world’s oldest known wild bird – still sailing the Pacific

One from the Amazing Sea Stories file: KAPA’A, HAWAII: She could be any of a million Laysan albatross returning each fall to Midway ...

On International Womens Day: Pacific women breaking stereotypes and cultural norms through surfing

On International Womens Day: Pacific women breaking stereotypes and cultural norms through surfing

When Stephanie Mahuk paddles her board out to the break, she sings softly under her breath. She is calling to the ...

Southside Sydney beaches closed after shark “encounter”

Southside Sydney beaches closed after shark “encounter”

Beaches in The Shire were closed on Sunday morning after a surfer was believed to have been knocked off his ...

Paddle Out for Gordo

Paddle Out for Gordo

On the 4th of January the surfing world sadly lost one of the greatest administration officers with the passing of ...

“I lived it all,” Real-life Gidget looks back from 80

“I lived it all,” Real-life Gidget looks back from 80

Groucho Marx: Kathy, I’ll start with you. How old are you? Kathy Kohner: I’m 17. I’m a senior at University High ...

South Africa’s “Protect the West Coast” V Australian mining company MRC

South Africa’s “Protect the West Coast” V Australian mining company MRC

“Many of MRC’s mining activities in South Africa would not be allowed on their home turf in Australia and we ...

The SMH’s take on the extraordinary Pauline Menczer: “The forgotten sporting champion who drives a school bus”

The SMH’s take on the extraordinary Pauline Menczer: “The forgotten sporting champion who drives a school bus”

It is a modest life for a forgotten Australian sporting champion. Much quieter than her two decades as a livewire ...

Wrap from the Byron Bay Surf Festival – surf results, vids

Wrap from the Byron Bay Surf Festival – surf results, vids

“It was a hugely high-vibing time all-round with the most amazing humans, and for the surfing days this gorgeous Bundjalung Country ...

RIP Pearl Turton – much-loved Australian surfing great

RIP Pearl Turton – much-loved Australian surfing great

We lost the wonderful trail-blazing Pearl Turton on February 4 - the original Australian champion surfer who was admired by ...

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