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Sibu Manaï – Justine Mauvin’s hybrid electro, creole, soul, pop – want to listen?

Sibu Manaï – Justine Mauvin’s hybrid electro, creole, soul, pop – want to listen?

We’ve been getting a lot of great feedback on the rather brilliant eight-page profile of musician and world-ranked French longboarder Justine Mauvin in the current issue of PLB (Issue 104), with words by Lucy Small and photos from all over. For ...


WSL Pro shortboard returns with multi events for 20 & 21 – no sign of longboards yet

WSL Pro shortboard returns with multi events for 20 & 21 – no sign of longboards yet

“Putting on an international tour amid a global pandemic is not an easy task,”  must rate right up there among the great ...

1963, Pearl Turton at Palmy from the “Surf and Underwater Girls Series” newsreels

1963, Pearl Turton at Palmy from the “Surf and Underwater Girls Series” newsreels

Dug up from the bowels of the British Pathe Reuters Historical Collection by PLB’s archive detective Ian Lording. Six minutes of gold ...

Sydney and Melbourne moving to the Sunny Coast?

Sydney and Melbourne moving to the Sunny Coast?

Covid the catalyst for a sea change: Sydneysiders and Melburnians are moving to the Sunshine Coast in droves as COVID-19 ...

“Cosmic Torchings” – full 18-minute film

“Cosmic Torchings” – full 18-minute film

Longboards & short: “A warped journey into the torched portals of parallel dimensions. Buckle in and take a trip with ...

“Humpy” returns to Kakadu, baffled scientists to analyse poo

“Humpy” returns to Kakadu, baffled scientists to analyse poo

"We've never ever recorded this kind of thing before." Northern Territory, Australia: A humpback whale that spent more than two weeks ...

Oz Longboarding Podcast Episode 24: Surf historian and legendary Victorian Bob Smith

Oz Longboarding Podcast Episode 24: Surf historian and legendary Victorian Bob Smith

Host this week is Nathan Rivalland relegating Jason Weeks to panelist, along with Sean McKeown and Matt Chojnacki. “This week we ...

New women judges – and not the Amy Coney Barrett kind, surf judges :)

New women judges – and not the Amy Coney Barrett kind, surf judges :)

And you can join: As part of a wide-reaching initiative to promote gender equality in surfing, the International Surfing Association (ISA) ...

Humpback almost swallows two humans in California

Humpback almost swallows two humans in California

Two whale watchers had a close encounter while kayaking off the coast of Avila Beach that they will likely never ...

Fun surf for the Women of WA – info, dates & schedule -  “Beyond Waves”

Fun surf for the Women of WA – info, dates & schedule - “Beyond Waves”

Trigg Beach: Surfing Western Australia have launched the second season of #BeyondWaves for the women of Western Australia and the program will ...

Shark attacks young surfer at Town Beach Port Macquarie

Shark attacks young surfer at Town Beach Port Macquarie

The second attack in Port in recent months - as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald: A 13-year-old boy is in a ...

“The water just seemed to boil” – Australian Prime Minister disappears – fresh take on enduring mystery

“The water just seemed to boil” – Australian Prime Minister disappears – fresh take on enduring mystery

It was "like a leaf being taken out," lamented Marjorie Gillespie. "So quick and final." It was a Sunday morning, ostensibly like ...

Conor Maguire’s monster at Mullaghmore during Hurricane Epsilon

Conor Maguire’s monster at Mullaghmore during Hurricane Epsilon

Like Cloudbreak’s meaner, colder, crazy cousin – 60 foot of barrel if it’s an inch – and Ireland’s unassuming 26-year-old ...

Shape your own board with Dan Bekis at DJB Surfboards - Sydney's Northern Beaches

Shape your own board with Dan Bekis at DJB Surfboards - Sydney's Northern Beaches

Sydney surfer/shaper Daniel Bekis is the guy behind the DJB label, and from his factory in Brookvale he designs, shapes, glasses and sands all his ...

Freshwater Malibu & Waikiki? South Korean Wave Park longboard menu

Freshwater Malibu & Waikiki? South Korean Wave Park longboard menu

The latest “wave menu” from Wavegarden Technologies has their South Korean Wavepark offering “longboard settings” ranging from "Malibu 1" through ...

“All Quiet on the Surfie-Rocker Front” – cinema newsreel from 1963

“All Quiet on the Surfie-Rocker Front” – cinema newsreel from 1963

Dug from deep in the dark web by PLB’s archive detective Ian Lording via the government’s own Australian Screen NFSA ...

Germany, an abandoned coal mine, and the world’s largest wave pool, ever

Germany, an abandoned coal mine, and the world’s largest wave pool, ever

On an abandoned coal mine three-hours from the North Sea in the eastern Ruhrm region, a group is planning two ...

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