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The Never Town Grassroots Tour – with link to the full movie

The Never Town Grassroots Tour – with link to the full movie

Report from Dave Rastovich: Good news can be hard to find. It shouldn’t be, but it is. Good people doing good work can also be hard to hear about. They are often too busy doing the work to be out ...


The WSL told: Jakes Point is a competition and commercial-free zone

The WSL told: Jakes Point is a competition and commercial-free zone

A proposal to move the Margaret River Pro to iconic Kalbarri surf break Jake’s Point is “dead in the water”, ...

Randy dolphin sparks swimming ban

Randy dolphin sparks swimming ban

The mayor of Brest (!) on the north-west coast of France has ordered a halt to swimming and diving on ...

A Golden Age – John Witzig exhibition at the Bondi Pavilion Gallery

A Golden Age – John Witzig exhibition at the Bondi Pavilion Gallery

“Viewed simply as a representation of an alternative culture of the 1970s, Witzig’s photographs were valid and intriguing even back ...

Shrinking penises? Is there no end to what plastic is capable of?

Shrinking penises? Is there no end to what plastic is capable of?

Oh dear. According to scientists from the University of Melbourne, genital defects and shrinking penises are on the rise because ...

Surfing legend Wayne Deane dies, aged 66

Surfing legend Wayne Deane dies, aged 66

THE surfing community is mourning the death of a legend of the sport, Gold Coaster Wayne ‘The Evergreen’ Deane. Deane, 66, ...

R.I.P Wayne Deane - 1952 - 2018

R.I.P Wayne Deane - 1952 - 2018

Tribute from Andrew McKinnon: Wayne started surfing in 1960 with his older brother Robye Deane, their Dad John taught them ...

Farewell Ray “The Admiral” McKeon

Farewell Ray “The Admiral” McKeon

One of the grand men of Australian surfing, Ray McKeon was very possibly the first Australian to ride a finned ...

John Van Hammersveld turns rusted out mega water tank into fine art

John Van Hammersveld turns rusted out mega water tank into fine art

Best known for his Endless Summer movie poster, Van Hamersveld created many other iconic images including the Beatle's Magical Mystery Tour album ...

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 ...

Farewell Bruce Brown – 1937-2017

Farewell Bruce Brown – 1937-2017

Bruce Brown single-handedly changed the public’s perceptions of the act of surfing, and of surfers, with The Endless Summer – ...

The news on “The Reef Beneath” – from the largest living structure on earth

The news on “The Reef Beneath” – from the largest living structure on earth

Directed by Justin Turkowski and Belinda Baggs, The Reef Beneath is a film about the impact our choices have on the ...

New website, new issue of the mag, new subscriber board giveaway - right in time for the Silly Season.

New website, new issue of the mag, new subscriber board giveaway - right in time for the Silly Season.

Most Australian subscribers (the nice ones anyway) will have their copies by now, NZ has landed already, and the US, Europe and the ...

Sir David Attenborough:

Sir David Attenborough: "Dolphins surf to strengthen friendships, and for the sheer exhilaration of it."

No spoilers, but we've seen the first episode and as sequels go we can confirm it's better than Sex And ...

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