Josh & the Groms Score the Little Cove! Our 78th subscriber board winners!

Josh & the Groms Score the Little Cove! Our 78th subscriber board winners!

Joshua Smith was well beyond chuffed when we rang to say he’d won the 9’6” Little Cove, “That’s the Promethium right? I’ve had a good look at that board in the mag! Beautiful!” The manager of Byron Hire, Josh has three ...


We’re ba-aack! So PLB’s two weeks “gone bush” turned into a month – but how’s this for an excuse?

We’re ba-aack! So PLB’s two weeks “gone bush” turned into a month – but how’s this for an excuse?

Clearly getting more than they bargained for, the ed and the art director headed into the Pacific in search of ...

Gone bush - no phone, no internet, back March 4

Gone bush - no phone, no internet, back March 4

Yep, for the next fortnight the PLB ed and the art director have headed well off the grid into some ...

Here’s to a big heart (and a little business) we much admire:

Here’s to a big heart (and a little business) we much admire:

Over the past 10 years we here at PLB have come to know and be continually surprised by Kym Mahoney ...

New Zealand: North Wai Boardriders 32nd Annual Dunga Classic

New Zealand: North Wai Boardriders 32nd Annual Dunga Classic

Held out front of the North Wai Clubrooms in Christchurch, at 32 years old this is certainly one of the ...

The latest on the upcoming Australian Longboard Surfing Open

The latest on the upcoming Australian Longboard Surfing Open

Not all the action will be in the water this year at Kingscliff Beach. In fact, while some of the ...

Newcastle’s James Bros Longboard Classic – wrap & photos

Newcastle’s James Bros Longboard Classic – wrap & photos

Says photographer Ian Johnson: “It was fantastic having this calibre of longboard surfing in Newcastle again. The surf was difficult ...

The first James Bros Longboard Classic

The first James Bros Longboard Classic

With the festivities well underway at the 2018 Newcastle Surfest, the second World Surf League event in its schedule, the ...

The Byron Bay Surf Festival looming large

The Byron Bay Surf Festival looming large

Non competitive surf sessions, body bashing, Wood Sniffers, Mermaid Paarty, Shaka Yurt, coffee workshops, wax workshops, movies, beach clean-ups, bands ...

Save the Waves appeals “Trump’s Irish Wall” decision

Save the Waves appeals “Trump’s Irish Wall” decision

In response to the local approval of US President Donald Trump’s seawall project in Doonbeg, Ireland, Save the Waves and a ...

200 Kneeanderthals heading to the D-Bah Kneeboard Classic Reunion

200 Kneeanderthals heading to the D-Bah Kneeboard Classic Reunion

The first was in1973, Peter Crawford won it, MP entered, as did 90 rabid crew from all over the country. The ...

Rob West Dunga Day  - on Original Classic Surf Craft – and you’re welcome!

Rob West Dunga Day - on Original Classic Surf Craft – and you’re welcome!

Beautiful Minnie Waters on the Mid NSW North Coast is a pristine and unique location to gather and have "Fun ...

Asia-Pacific Survey: A third of coral reefs entangled with plastic

Asia-Pacific Survey: A third of coral reefs entangled with plastic

From the BBC: As published in the journal Science, international researchers surveyed more than 150 reefs from four countries in ...

Malibu surfing area added to the US “Register of Historic Places”

Malibu surfing area added to the US “Register of Historic Places”

California makes history with first listing based on surfing. Designation affirms new pathway for coastal conservation and qualifies the area ...

Celebrated and beloved Age journalist Michael Gordon dies aged 62 . . . and he had his boards on the car . . .

Celebrated and beloved Age journalist Michael Gordon dies aged 62 . . . and he had his boards on the car . . .

Ex Australian prime ministers Keating, Howard, Hawke, Gillard and Abbott all add tributes here, so this might seem an unusual ...

Become a Wild Woman on Water this March! Get the news, check out the vid

Become a Wild Woman on Water this March! Get the news, check out the vid

Run by a handful of local dedicated female surfers, 2017 saw over 60 competitors, ranging in age from eight to ...

Current world champs, defending event champs, rad rookies – all in the mix at Kingscliff

Current world champs, defending event champs, rad rookies – all in the mix at Kingscliff

The WSL LQS divisions are surely stacked for the 2018 Australian Longboard Surfing Open. 23-year-old Natsumi Taoka from Japan is ...

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