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A Rise in Swell – Noosa Fest Day 3, photos & wrap

A Rise in Swell – Noosa Fest Day 3, photos & wrap

Those viewing First Point at dawn must have thought they were hallucinating. First Point, notoriously fickle on the high tide, was outdoing itself, with beautifully-groomed lines rolling consistently into Laguna Bay. Former Noosa Malibu Club president Glenn Gower was first to ...


Some actual good news on plastic!

Some actual good news on plastic!

Single-use plastic bag consumption in Australia has reduced by over 80% following a ban by two supermarkets giants last July, ...

Amazing walking whale of the Amazon?

Amazing walking whale of the Amazon?

Wildlife experts are searching for clues following the discovery of a dead humpback whale in the Amazon jungle — about ...

The island with the electric sea

The island with the electric sea

Orkney’s marine energy innovation: The island’s remote position makes it an ideal place to test new forms of energy such ...

“I told mum I was becoming a surfer, it was worse than joining the Hells Angels.” A catch up with Tasmanian pioneer Mick Lawrence

“I told mum I was becoming a surfer, it was worse than joining the Hells Angels.” A catch up with Tasmanian pioneer Mick Lawrence

From ABC Hobart: When Mick Lawrence unknowingly became a surfing pioneer in the 1960s, he says it would have been ...

Swimming with Deep Blue – the mother of all whites

Swimming with Deep Blue – the mother of all whites

The “world’s biggest great white” kicking back with divers and not remotely interested in eating them after gorging on half ...

“It had one of my legs in it’s mouth.” CA surfer survives great white attack.

“It had one of my legs in it’s mouth.” CA surfer survives great white attack.

For Nick Wapner, Tuesday morning at Montaña de Oro State Park was a typical day of surfing with friends as ...

The news on the latest issue of PLB

The news on the latest issue of PLB

Each issue we ask our esteemed proof-reader Mick The Hyphen to give us his run-down on the content – so here’s his ...

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 ...

 Bay Street Beach & Santa Monica’s African American heritage –for the National Register of Historic Places

Bay Street Beach & Santa Monica’s African American heritage –for the National Register of Historic Places

Sea of Clouds, today, announced its intention to nominate Santa Monica’s Bay Street beach area (Los Angeles County, California), a ...

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 ...

"Respect Point Impossible" – here’s the half-hour film

A film about culture, community, conservation and surfers working together to protect a special part of the coast. RESPECT POINT IMPOSSIBLE ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 – ...

Whale asks human for help – human obliges.  News + vid

Whale asks human for help – human obliges. News + vid

Sydney Harbour: The whale seemed to stare straight at him. Ivan Iskenderian watched it swim within a metre of his ...

Wayne Booth’s Dead Kook – our 80th subscriber board winner!

Wayne Booth’s Dead Kook – our 80th subscriber board winner!

Lennox Head’s Wayne Booth has spent the best part of his life looking after others in one way or another. ...

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