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Here’s how they handled the shark menace in Sydney in 1964 - high-tech, foolproof

Here’s how they handled the shark menace in Sydney in 1964 - high-tech, foolproof

Our most visited post from this week last year: A newsreel for British cinema and TV, featuring packed northern Sydney beaches in the summer of 1964 - and a system where a guy in a plane spots sharks, and then radios in the ...


News & Trailer for “You Should Have Been Here Yesterday”

News & Trailer for “You Should Have Been Here Yesterday”

The new epic from The Surf Film Archive:  “The official trailer for the upcoming feature documentary You Should Have Been Here ...

Board bags made different, & made in Australia – Seasick Threads

Board bags made different, & made in Australia – Seasick Threads

The news from the man that sews them:  “Quite simply, my name is Tom. I want to offer people something different as ...

“Beyond Sunset” – Emi Erickson and her single-fin guns – the full 25-minute movie

“Beyond Sunset” – Emi Erickson and her single-fin guns – the full 25-minute movie

“It’s easy to think that she just gets it from her father. After all, Roger Erickson is a legend in ...

Great white found 'split in two' on Aussie beach

Great white found 'split in two' on Aussie beach

Here’s the latest of a run of news pieces on orcas feasting on whites – from the ABC: A great white ...

Layne Beachley got her first pair of Okanuis at 13 – and she’s back as a brand ambassador

Layne Beachley got her first pair of Okanuis at 13 – and she’s back as a brand ambassador

Vid and news direct from Okanui: "She's a 7-time world champion surfer, passionate environmental campaigner, champion of mental wellness and ...

“Point of Change” feature movie on Nias at the Byron Bay Film Festival this Sunday – with panel discussion incl. the originals Wendy Adcock and Kevin Lovett

“Point of Change” feature movie on Nias at the Byron Bay Film Festival this Sunday – with panel discussion incl. the originals Wendy Adcock and Kevin Lovett

Directed by Rebecca Coley, Point of Change tracks the experience of the tiny island of Nias, Indonesia, after two surfers ...

Victoria: “Multinational TGS is proposing the biggest 3D seismic blasting project on earth” – Surfrider news & petition

Victoria: “Multinational TGS is proposing the biggest 3D seismic blasting project on earth” – Surfrider news & petition

“Not only is the 5.5 million hectare seismic blasting proposal over two whale sanctuaries, over multiple fishing grounds, and over ...

Eastern brown snake at Currumbin Alley – unfazed by the passing crew at one of Australia’s busiest surf breaks

Eastern brown snake at Currumbin Alley – unfazed by the passing crew at one of Australia’s busiest surf breaks

Yes we ran a story on last week’s NewsWire about a brown that bit a grandmother on a solo surf ...

“The Love Mix” - Surf Radio!  Crescent Swells track list, tune in  - Show 65

“The Love Mix” - Surf Radio! Crescent Swells track list, tune in - Show 65

“Crazy times for me at Crescent Swells. We got married the other Sunday at Manly Yacht Club - all while Crescent ...

The oldest footage ever shot of surfing - Thomas Edison’s “Surf Scenes” – filmed in 1906

The oldest footage ever shot of surfing - Thomas Edison’s “Surf Scenes” – filmed in 1906

Three minutes: “Panoramic View, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands.”  "Hawaiian Islands" is a 1906 actuality film by Thomas A. Edison's studio. ...

'Thought it was a toilet brush' - Bizarre find in shallow water on Aussie beach

'Thought it was a toilet brush' - Bizarre find in shallow water on Aussie beach

This has nothing at all to do with surfing but we’re suckers for anything to do with the ocean – ...

Nude swimmers ripped out to sea rescued by Noosa surfers

Nude swimmers ripped out to sea rescued by Noosa surfers

Gun young long and shortboarders Kaiden and Landon Smales had more on their plate than a few peelers when they ...

The latest on Surf Lakes Yeppoon going public – and what it’s going to be like

The latest on Surf Lakes Yeppoon going public – and what it’s going to be like

Yeppoon, Queensland, Oct 2023 - The test plunger you see was designed for 150,000 cycles. The new one will be made ...

Free events: Protect Australia’s Ocean for Good - Speakers – Films – Live Music, presented by Patagonia

Free events: Protect Australia’s Ocean for Good - Speakers – Films – Live Music, presented by Patagonia

Australia was once a global champion of ocean conservation. In 2012 our network of marine protected areas covered over 3,000,000 ...

Errico and Sallas win the whole caboodle at 2023 WSL Longboard World Titles at Malibu

Errico and Sallas win the whole caboodle at 2023 WSL Longboard World Titles at Malibu

42-year-old Kai Sallas rolled his highly fancied 21-year-old mate Kaniela Stewart, while Soleil Errico who lives near the beach at ...

Grandmother on a solo surf trip bitten by brown snake, urges others to carry bandages

Grandmother on a solo surf trip bitten by brown snake, urges others to carry bandages

Eastern brown snakes are one of the deadliest bities in the world and many a long-time Australian surfer will tell ...

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