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Then and Now – a seven-minute video tribute to George Rice and his classic boards

Then and Now – a seven-minute video tribute to George Rice and his classic boards

(First ran here in Jan. 2019) Torquay surfer Glen Hunwick is a Surfcoast Longboard Club competitor, a committee member of the Bells Beach Surf Film Festival, and one of countless fans of renowned Victorian and Australian pioneering board manufacturer George Rice: “A ...


How to build a shellfish reef – the manual

How to build a shellfish reef – the manual

Capitalising on the ongoing success of The Nature Conservancy’s shellfish reef restoration projects all around the world, a manual has been ...

Let’s feed JBay – a good news story

Let’s feed JBay – a good news story

As the impacts of Coronvirus ripple across planet Earth and our screens are filled with celebrities in quarantine at the ...

From Sundance to Sydney to San Sebastian - “We Are One” - A Global Film Festival

From Sundance to Sydney to San Sebastian - “We Are One” - A Global Film Festival

To benefit WHO Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund: Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube jointly announced today We Are One: A Global Film Festival, ...

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 (a repost ...

“Short Stories” - a 23-minute film from the San Onofre Surf Co. WATCH THE FULL MOVIE HERE

“Short Stories” - a 23-minute film from the San Onofre Surf Co. WATCH THE FULL MOVIE HERE

A little bit of this a little bit of that. A Surf Flick by Wiley Archbold. A revisit to this ...

Locals only - Sydney beaches reopening

Locals only - Sydney beaches reopening

Bondi, Bronte and Tamarama beaches will reopened on Tuesday morning but for local surfers and swimmers only. Waverley mayor Paula Masselos ...

Have you got surfer’s ear? Pardon?

Have you got surfer’s ear? Pardon?

Well a lot of us have hey, and a disclaimer up front here, this is a blatant plug for the ...

100 million people took action in 192 countries in honour of Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

100 million people took action in 192 countries in honour of Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

Despite 3.9 billion people sheltering in place and the tragedy of the pandemic, over 100 million people took action in ...

The empty waves of France – photos: Jerome Chobeaux

The empty waves of France – photos: Jerome Chobeaux

Much like the rest of the world, France is in lockdown, surfing is forbidden, but no one told the waves. ...

Pandemic side-effects offer glimpse of alternative future on Earth Day 2020

Pandemic side-effects offer glimpse of alternative future on Earth Day 2020

November 22, 2020 - the 50th Earth Day: While Trump plants a tree and Bono sings to Pope Francis, actors, musicians, ...

Uncharted territory – surfing in the age of coronavirus

Uncharted territory – surfing in the age of coronavirus

Opinion piece from Jamie Brisick in the US: Last week, I stood atop the bluff overlooking Malibu Surfrider Beach. Sets ...

Mysterious ghost boats full of corpses keep washing up in Japan

Mysterious ghost boats full of corpses keep washing up in Japan

We first ran this news story Christmas 2018 (and the boats are still turning up): Nearly 100 dilapidated wooden boats have washed ...

Ain't that peculiar - 1965 BBC footage

Ain't that peculiar - 1965 BBC footage "News From Australia”

Surfing and wedge-tail eagles? Why not. This mixed-tape Pom newsreel was ferreted from the bowels of British Pathe’s historical collection by PLB’s archive detective ...

Sea turtles thriving after beach closures

Sea turtles thriving after beach closures

Wildlife around the world is enjoying the lack of human activity due to coronavirus lockdowns, and sea turtles in Thailand are part ...

Only in Oz: Between a croc and a shark . . . and the shark jumps in the boat!

Only in Oz: Between a croc and a shark . . . and the shark jumps in the boat!

 A Queensland boy got more than he bargained for on a family fishing trip when a shark and crocodile came ...

“Fish People” – 48-minute film - free from Patagonia

“Fish People” – 48-minute film - free from Patagonia

Directed by Keith Malloy, Fishpeople tells the stories of a unique cast of characters who have dedicated their lives to the sea. The film features ...

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