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Edward, Prince of Wales, goes surfing in Hawaii (he's not very good!) in 1920

Edward, Prince of Wales, goes surfing in Hawaii (he's not very good!) in 1920

“Keeping things current, this vid to coincide with the current royal tour,” says our Archive Detective Ian Lording, who’s been foraging again in decaying files of British Pathé. The summary from the museum: “Waikiki Beach, Hawaii: PRINCE OF WALES (in the last ...


100% of current WSL surfers tested have Exotosis (Surfers Ear)

100% of current WSL surfers tested have Exotosis (Surfers Ear)

Preliminary findings from a study carried out on a number of the world's current professional surfers by the Water Base Research ...

 Kiwi surfer in hospital after great white attack

Kiwi surfer in hospital after great white attack

A 25-year-old surfer has escaped with his life after being attacked by a shark in Northland - and he has ...

Freshwater Longboard Club: Wanted “Original Members”

Freshwater Longboard Club: Wanted “Original Members”

Freshwater is situated on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and its unique claim to fame is that it is where ...

Royally dropping in on the OneWave crew at Bondi

Royally dropping in on the OneWave crew at Bondi

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have ticked off an item that sits high on any traveller's Aussie bucket list: a ...

A Slater Wave Pool for the 2020 Olympics in Japan . . . maybe?

A Slater Wave Pool for the 2020 Olympics in Japan . . . maybe?

Excerpt from an interview with WSL CEO Sophie Goldsmidt in Sports Business Daily. On the WSL's role in the Olympics: Goldschmidt: We ...

Touring California – Save The Waves Film Festival

Touring California – Save The Waves Film Festival

Featuring short and feature films, raffles and prizes, live music and more.   “We are excited to launch our 2018 Save The ...

The Fun Hogs and the Mountain of Storms - dates & trailer

The Fun Hogs and the Mountain of Storms - dates & trailer

This year Patagonia is celebrating the 50th anniversary of an underground classic, Mountain of Storms. They called themselves Fun Hogs. In ...

Australia’s biggest beach clean collaboration, with 16 different organisations coming together

Australia’s biggest beach clean collaboration, with 16 different organisations coming together

Hey Illawarriors! Come and take part in the 3rd annual Surfrider Illawarra Clean Beach Festival. The 2018 Festival invites all of the ...

Bells Beach gathering to oppose Norwegian Oil plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight

Bells Beach gathering to oppose Norwegian Oil plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight

The Surf Coast’s pristine beaches are at risk of a serious oil spill if drilling proceeds. Oil spill modelling shows ...

Between a croc and a shark . . . and the shark jumps in the boat!

Between a croc and a shark . . . and the shark jumps in the boat!

Yes PLB readers that’s consecutive shark stories, but how about this: A Queensland boy got more than he bargained for on ...

Shark slaps surfer and leaves her with a black eye

Shark slaps surfer and leaves her with a black eye

A Florida surfer waiting for a wave got a slap in the face from an acrobatic spinner shark instead.  Kara Haun was out ...

Where has it been? Bottle washes up on beach after 47 years

Where has it been? Bottle washes up on beach after 47 years

Marked 4 pence off, and washed up on an Isle of Man beach just days after a similar find in ...

International Shark Debate Comes To Lennox

International Shark Debate Comes To Lennox

In 2011, in response to the French-governed Reunion Island’s elevating ‘shark crisis’, renowned local water sports figure Jean Francois Nativel, ...

The new issue is out – got a copy? Mick the Mighty Proof-Reader brings his rundown on what’s in it

The new issue is out – got a copy? Mick the Mighty Proof-Reader brings his rundown on what’s in it

Subscriber copies have landed all over Down Under, the US, NZ and rest-of-the-world mags will be arriving in mailboxes any day – ...

Rare indeed: Keith Paull Designs, plus the latest additions to the unique Rare Surf Tees range

Rare indeed: Keith Paull Designs, plus the latest additions to the unique Rare Surf Tees range

They’re produced in short runs only, with around 100 designs in the range covering surfing’s 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s. They’re all ...

Saving Coral

Saving Coral

“A particular quirk of their biology: while most people think corals are plants (or even rocks), they are in fact ...

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