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Rip Curl sold in $350m deal

Rip Curl sold in $350m deal

The deal was announced on Tuesday, bringing to an end 50 years of private ownership for Rip Curl. The brand was founded in 1969 by Brian Singer and Doug Warbrick in Torquay, Victoria, where its headquarters remain. Iconic Australian surf brand ...


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 ...

“Pure shock!” A longboarder’s close encounter with a great white

“Pure shock!” A longboarder’s close encounter with a great white

Devon Zimmerman had only just paddled out at Orleans Beach at Cape Cod when surprise surprise: “I thought a little seal ...

"We're not going away”: Patagonia Australia boss rebukes Alan Jones

The Australian director of clothing brand Patagonia has hit back at radio presenter Alan Jones, saying the company was "not ...

Passing the Torch – the kids have spoken

Passing the Torch – the kids have spoken

“Normally I’m all for robbing banks,” jokes Wayne Lynch, surfing pioneer and genuine Australian cultural icon, “but I’m not sure ...

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 ...

A brilliant day in Britain: The Saunton Classic   - wrap, results & photos

A brilliant day in Britain: The Saunton Classic - wrap, results & photos

Looking at the opening conditions on the morning of The Re-Re-Scheduled Saunton Longboard Classic 2019, it was definitely a case ...

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 ...

“Camel Finds Water” -  a short film with surfer-seafarer-dreamer Trevor Gordon

“Camel Finds Water” - a short film with surfer-seafarer-dreamer Trevor Gordon

Trevor found the hull of an abandoned fishing boat in a field. He brought it home and built it back ...

Apologies for bringing scary news, but here’s the latest on Greenland’s melting ice

Apologies for bringing scary news, but here’s the latest on Greenland’s melting ice

During this year alone, it lost enough ice to raise the average global sea level by more than a millimetre, ...

Stories From the Ocean – photo exhibition at Queenscliff, Manly

Stories From the Ocean – photo exhibition at Queenscliff, Manly

As part of the Manly Arts Festival: From surfing, underwater and big waves, there’s a story for everyone. A weekend ...

Trent Dickey Can Noseride - moving pictures to prove it

Trent Dickey Can Noseride - moving pictures to prove it

Flashback to Trent nailing the Golden Breed Noserider at the 2009 Noosa Festival of Surfing. Trent’s a born and bred local ...

When wave pools attack!

When wave pools attack!

44 bloodied and injured when a “tsunami pool” in China malfunctioned, sending a massive wave crashing down on swimmers, according ...

“Temples of Stoke” – a Celebration of Surf Shop Culture

“Temples of Stoke” – a Celebration of Surf Shop Culture

Over 20 of the most iconic California surf shops have been invited to take over the SHACC exhibit space and install ...

World’s rarest fish survived California earthquake by riding out 10-foot waves

World’s rarest fish survived California earthquake by riding out 10-foot waves

The rarest fish on Earth swam for their lives when a powerful earthquake rattled Ridgecrestin California earlier this month. The magnitude 7.1 ...

Finally, PaddleAir has Australian distribution – paddle stronger, surf longer

Finally, PaddleAir has Australian distribution – paddle stronger, surf longer

Lifetime Californian surfer David Hilts has been perfecting his PaddleAir inflatable vests since 2004, and many a punter around the ...

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