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The one and only Bob Cooper gone at 82

The one and only Bob Cooper gone at 82

Before there were hippies or hipsters there was surfing’s original beatnik, Bob Cooper, who was one of very few surfers and shapers to be majorly influential in surf history on both sides of the Pacific. Bob died on Sunday on Queensland’s ...


Rare Indeed: the latest 10 original board logo additions to the Rare Surf Tees range

Rare Indeed: the latest 10 original board logo additions to the Rare Surf Tees range

They’re produced in short runs, and the genuine logo designs in the Rare Surf Tees range cover surfing’s 1950s, 60s ...

THE NEW ISSUE OF PLB - What’s in it? Mick the Mighty Proofreader brings the inside info

THE NEW ISSUE OF PLB - What’s in it? Mick the Mighty Proofreader brings the inside info

The new issue of PLB is now in newsagents nationally in Australia and NZ and should be landing with all our international ...

Beatles, Jimi, Stones, Endless Summer – who’s the link? John Van Hamersveld!

Beatles, Jimi, Stones, Endless Summer – who’s the link? John Van Hamersveld!

By Tom Wegener for Noosa Longboards: Sometimes an artist can capture the energy, vibrancy and change of an era in one ...

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 ...

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 ...

Humpback playing in the line-up with surfers and dolphins! Watch the vid.

Humpback playing in the line-up with surfers and dolphins! Watch the vid.

From Alasdar Evans: A juvenile humpback whale graced the line up in Western Australia playing in the waves with dolphins ...

ISSUE 100 - What’s in it? Mick the Mighty Proofreader brings the inside info

ISSUE 100 - What’s in it? Mick the Mighty Proofreader brings the inside info

Yes it’s our 100th issue of PLB, and copies have landed at the homes of all our Australian subscribers, while the US and ...

Gerry wins the Pilsner from Fine Surfcraft by Andrew Warhurst

Gerry wins the Pilsner from Fine Surfcraft by Andrew Warhurst

When we phoned Gerry Prietto he happened to be driving and his wife Christine answered and put the phone on ...

Our 84th! That's A LOT of PLB subscriber's who've won a top-end longboard. And here's The Pilsner!

Our 84th! That's A LOT of PLB subscriber's who've won a top-end longboard. And here's The Pilsner!

From 9'1" to 9'8", the Pilsner model is the highest seller in the Fine Surfcraft by Andrew Warhurst range, and like all of ...

1948 – 2019. Vale Ronny Silcock, Australian larrikin legend surfer and artist

1948 – 2019. Vale Ronny Silcock, Australian larrikin legend surfer and artist

Much loved and admired by so many from all walks of life, Australian legendary surfer and gentleman Ronny Silcock died peacefully ...

What a stunner! Our 81st board winner picks up his Wilkerson Surfcraft “Mojo”

What a stunner! Our 81st board winner picks up his Wilkerson Surfcraft “Mojo”

Just have a good look at that board, absolutely hand-made start to finish by Matt Wilkerson at his Noosa factory, ...

The new issue of PLB – so what’s in it?

The new issue of PLB – so what’s in it?

Mick the Mighty Proof Reader usually brings us his take on what’s in it each issue but he’s swanning around ...

David scores the Clearwater Viper – our 83rd subscriber board winner!

David scores the Clearwater Viper – our 83rd subscriber board winner!

David Sands from Shelly Beach was just a wee bit excited to win the tuned Clearwater Viper tri-fin in our ...

PODCAST: PLB’s ed chats youth, death, surf, and the price of fish on the “This Ocean Life” out of Santa Cruz, CA

PODCAST: PLB’s ed chats youth, death, surf, and the price of fish on the “This Ocean Life” out of Santa Cruz, CA

You may have caught this already on Facebook, you may not be the slightest bit interested, but if you’re curious ...

R.I.P. Scott Dillon

R.I.P. Scott Dillon

One of the original Brookvale Six, a larger-than-life character, a ratbag, a pioneering surfer and surfboard manufacturer, stockcar racer, big-wave ...

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