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One marine animal causes more death and serious injuries than sharks, sea snakes, and stingrays combined

One marine animal causes more death and serious injuries than sharks, sea snakes, and stingrays combined

From the “Scary Ocean File”: The Australian box jellyfish is considered the most toxic animal on earth. They may not look dangerous, but the sting from one could be enough to send you to Davy Jones's locker. Box jellyfish, named for their body shape, have ...


R.I.P. Ben Aipa

R.I.P. Ben Aipa

An innovative shaper, great surfer, and a son of Kauai, Ben Aipa died on Friday from heart complications, aged 78. ...

“The culture was terrible”: new film Girls Can’t Surf charts how trailblazing women forced change

“The culture was terrible”: new film Girls Can’t Surf charts how trailblazing women forced change

The Sydney Morning Herald’s view on the new doco “Girl’s Can’t Surf”: Former world champion Pam Burridge is delighted by how ...

'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

New vid: Pasta Point at night with Bethany & Lakey - Maldives

New vid: Pasta Point at night with Bethany & Lakey - Maldives

Atoll Adventures, Atoll Travel and Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives (Pasta Point) hosted surfers Bethany Hamilton & Lakey Peterson for the filming ...

RIP Marty Tullemans – legendary surf photographer, larger-than-life character

RIP Marty Tullemans – legendary surf photographer, larger-than-life character

News is everywhere today in surf circles that we’ve lost Marty after a battle with dementia over the past couple ...

Subscribe & WIN a Carabine “Shakey” Modern Log – our 90th giveaway board

Subscribe & WIN a Carabine “Shakey” Modern Log – our 90th giveaway board

After 51 years straight of building surfboards of all sorts in Wollongong, the Carabine label runs deep in the DNA ...

JESSE JAGS THE BLACK SQUARE PRO – PLB BOARD GIVEAWAY

JESSE JAGS THE BLACK SQUARE PRO – PLB BOARD GIVEAWAY

20-year-old IT guy Jesse Gerlach was heading for a paddle at Queenscliff when we stopped him in his tracks with ...

500,000 spiny superheros released to devour Hawaii’s coral-smothering algae

500,000 spiny superheros released to devour Hawaii’s coral-smothering algae

From the Strange Sea Stories File: Half a million sea urchins have now been deployed through NOAA and the Hawaii ...

Three women from New Jersey – shaking the ’70s

Three women from New Jersey – shaking the ’70s

From SHACC: Back in the late ’60s and throughout most of the ’70s, three young women helped shape the future ...

Lucy Small, “Salwater Pilgrim” - Oz Longboarding Podcast Episode 26

Lucy Small, “Salwater Pilgrim” - Oz Longboarding Podcast Episode 26

Kirra Molnar introduces her good friend and fellow world longboard tour competitor Lucy Small. A renowned wordsmith (and regular PLB feature ...

Rare footage of Victoria's first surfers in 1920 - “Surfing Hawaiian Redwood Boards at Lorne”

Rare footage of Victoria's first surfers in 1920 - “Surfing Hawaiian Redwood Boards at Lorne”

From Craig Baird at the Australian National Surfing Museum: “This is footage from Lorne in the early 1920s showing the ...

Paul McCartney launches new Music Video to support Surfers For Climate

Paul McCartney launches new Music Video to support Surfers For Climate

"Often we can feel a bit helpless to engage in climate action. With that in mind we created Surfers For ...

1963, Pearl Turton at Palmy from the “Surf and Underwater Girls Series” newsreels

1963, Pearl Turton at Palmy from the “Surf and Underwater Girls Series” newsreels

Dug up from the bowels of the British Pathe Reuters Historical Collection by PLB’s archive detective Ian Lording. Six minutes of gold ...

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