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Octupuses on ecstasy “become more social”

Octupuses on ecstasy “become more social”

You have to wonder who funded this study, but anyway, here it is as reported by the BBC: Octopuses given the drug ecstasy become more social and try to hug each other, a study has found. Writing in the journal Current Biology, ...


Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives, Leading Surf Resort 2018

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives, Leading Surf Resort 2018

The Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai: The South Asian Travel Awards were held on September 15 with a gala event in ...

Inflatable reefs! Turn close-outs into A-frames – want to invest?

Inflatable reefs! Turn close-outs into A-frames – want to invest?

West Australia’s Waveco Pty Ltd: Troy Bottegal, is the inventor and creator of the Airwave inflatable surf reefs - compact, ...

Longboarding on land, through Eastern Russia – a 25-minute movie

Longboarding on land, through Eastern Russia – a 25-minute movie

Some unusual stuff lands in our inbox from time to time, and this you’d have to file this under “Exotic”. ...

New study on sea turtles and plastic . . .

New study on sea turtles and plastic . . .

From the BBC: The never-ending surge of plastic into the world's oceans is taking an increasing toll on iconic marine ...

The money is sorted, work starts on the European Indoor Wave Pool!

The money is sorted, work starts on the European Indoor Wave Pool!

From 24/7 Waves: The first indoor wave pool is being built. The time is finally here! After a successful crowd ...

The world’s first multi break surf park almost finished – watch the vid on how it works

The world’s first multi break surf park almost finished – watch the vid on how it works

From Surf Lakes: We are now within weeks of completing of our first full-scale demonstration facility near Yeppoon, on the ...

Ban the Bikini!

Ban the Bikini!

Australia was a different planet in 1961, and PLB’s intrepid Archive Detective Ian Lording has trawled the dusty files of ...

Southside Malibu Club Spring Classic, Cronulla – wrap and photos

Southside Malibu Club Spring Classic, Cronulla – wrap and photos

Well another "Willett Johnston Partners Spring Classic" done and dusted. The day was dull, overcast and rainy, but at least ...

Some good news on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

Some good news on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

Now, for the first time, there is going to be an attempt to get into the middle of the Pacific ...

The London Surf Film Festival – want to check out this year’s shorts?

The London Surf Film Festival – want to check out this year’s shorts?

It’s the UK’s largest celebration of contemporary surf culture, and this year you can check out the short films online. ...

Surf Rage attack at Lennox

Surf Rage attack at Lennox

Update: Police are investigating whether a man who allegedly held a woman's head underwater in a surf rage incident at Lennox ...

Prize money equality for the WSL

Prize money equality for the WSL

Today on The Players' Tribune, pro surf legends Kelly Slater and Stephanie Gilmore describe their delight at the World Surf League's ...

The Peter Townend Battle of the Reefs – Cronulla Point V Sandshoes

The Peter Townend Battle of the Reefs – Cronulla Point V Sandshoes

The southern end of Sydney’s Southside is one of world’s great surfing areas and has been home to two hardcore ...

The Duke, the Stockholm Olympics, bringing surfing to Australia, death on the fields of France in WW1 – the extraordinary story of Cecil Healy

The Duke, the Stockholm Olympics, bringing surfing to Australia, death on the fields of France in WW1 – the extraordinary story of Cecil Healy

"He is someone that Australia should remember as an example of what young blokes can do when they go out ...

Have you seen Nicky Wood’s Bells Trophy? Can it please come home?

Have you seen Nicky Wood’s Bells Trophy? Can it please come home?

Newcastle’s Nick Wood was just 16 when he cleaned up the best surfers in the world to win the Rip ...

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 ...

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