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"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 Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, a group of three tiny islands formed from coral reefs in the North Pacific. Here, a thousand miles ...


“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 ...

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 ...

“Surfer Falls of Cliff’ – surf vid from The Hook, Santa Cruz, in 1985

“Surfer Falls of Cliff’ – surf vid from The Hook, Santa Cruz, in 1985

Surfer falls off a cliff and Tony Roberts captures it on film. 1985, he was filming friends surfing, perched halfway ...

Sea urchin populations are exploding – the latest from Ocean Impact Organisation

Sea urchin populations are exploding – the latest from Ocean Impact Organisation

Urchins, urchins, everywhere:  A big focus for our messaging at OIO is reminding the public that we live on Planet Ocean. ...

“The Best of MTVz” - Celebrating the surf photography of Marty Tullemans

“The Best of MTVz” - Celebrating the surf photography of Marty Tullemans

SurfWorld Gold Coast presents it’s first event of 2021 – this Saturday night, Feb 27: Marty Tullemans documented Australian surfing ...

Life & Times of Dicky Metz: Surfer, playboy, explorer & entrepreneur

Life & Times of Dicky Metz: Surfer, playboy, explorer & entrepreneur

Dicky Metz may be the most undermentioned name in surfing. Dick helped pioneer surf travel, the surf industry, the surf ...

Lost longboard washed up on Scottish Island had travelled over 400 miles in the North Sea

Lost longboard washed up on Scottish Island had travelled over 400 miles in the North Sea

The nine-foot board drifted away from Lee Brogan in late November, when the leash snapped as he was surfing at Runswick ...

Dana Point becomes the first Whale Heritage Site in the U.S.

Dana Point becomes the first Whale Heritage Site in the U.S.

It was a freezing, windy, drizzly day sometime in the 1990s when I first went whale-watching. Or at least, as ...

Our 88th subscriber board winner Lesa now loving her new Fine Surfcraft by Andrew Warhurst

Our 88th subscriber board winner Lesa now loving her new Fine Surfcraft by Andrew Warhurst

“Love it! Love it! Love it! So beautifully made and finished, and it goes amazing. I loved it from the first ...

The Summer of ’69 Board Project – vid from Randy Rarick

The Summer of ’69 Board Project – vid from Randy Rarick

Sunset Beach, Oahu, and the Summer of 69 Board Project – with Leah Dawson, Willie Asprey and Randy Rarick. “Hey ...

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 ...

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 ...

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