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Five minutes of the long-lost footage from Australia’s First “Professional” Surf Contest

Five minutes of the long-lost footage from Australia’s First “Professional” Surf Contest

Plastic Machines and Trackers had recently come and gone in quick succession, and now little eggs and pintails and what-not were being tried out with varying success. The great archive detective Ian Lording dug this footage up recently and sent it to ...


Harroart Gallery at Currumbin for the summer

Harroart Gallery at Currumbin for the summer

Legendary big wave photographer Tony “Harro” Harrington is home on the Gold Coast for a summer for the first time ...

Jimmy Barnes headlining for Perfect Wave at Daydream Island

Jimmy Barnes headlining for Perfect Wave at Daydream Island

Surf Music in Paradise is back – here’s the latest news from Perfect Wave Travel: As Australia continues on an extremely ...

'New' whale species seen off Mexican coast

'New' whale species seen off Mexican coast

From the Strange Sea Stories File, this was posted by the BBC on Friday: Three whales spotted off the coast ...

West Australia’s YalMal Classic – wrap and photos by Mick Marlin

West Australia’s YalMal Classic – wrap and photos by Mick Marlin

With the youngest competitor being 11 and the oldest 74, the Yallingup Malibu Classic was held last weekend in very contestable surf ...

The latest in the Rare Surf Tees

The latest in the Rare Surf Tees

They’re produced in short runs only, and there are around 100 designs covering surfing’s 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s. They’re all absolute ...

Ummm . . . Teahupo'o confirmed as the surf venue for the Paris 2024 Olympics

Ummm . . . Teahupo'o confirmed as the surf venue for the Paris 2024 Olympics

This should be more exciting than the Badminton.  As reported by the ISA: The International Surfing Association has announced confirmation from the International Olympic ...

Felicity Palmateer’s “Skin Deep” – art for art’s sake?

Felicity Palmateer’s “Skin Deep” – art for art’s sake?

Here’s the producer’s take straight from the news release: Australian artist and professional surfer, Felicity Palmateer (28, Perth, WA) is ...

THE NEW PLB ISSUE – Mick the Mighty Proofreader brings the inside info on what's in it

THE NEW PLB ISSUE – Mick the Mighty Proofreader brings the inside info on what's in it

So each issue we ask our proofreader Mighty Mick the Hyphen to give us his run-down on what lies between the ...

Okanui Women Has Arrived

Okanui Women Has Arrived

The groundbreaking Australia brand which started out exclusively as a boardshort label on Sydney’s Northern Beaches in 1968, these days ...

The Rainforests of the Sea” – planting a million mangroves

The Rainforests of the Sea” – planting a million mangroves

Boris Herrmann, the first German to enter the Vendee Globe Race, has a real mission, to raise funds to plant ...

The latest news - Byron Bay Surf Festival 2021

The latest news - Byron Bay Surf Festival 2021

Organisers are pleased to announce that they have applied to the appropriate authorities to run the 11th year of The Byron ...

Surfer survives great white attack off Kangaroo Island

Surfer survives great white attack off Kangaroo Island

A man has survived a great white shark attack at the popular surf spot known as The Sewer on the ...

Surf Lakes prototype in Central Queensland begins commercial development process

Surf Lakes prototype in Central Queensland begins commercial development process

The big plunger is now keen to open to the general public – here’s the news from The ABC: A world-first ...

The Inaugural Vintage Surfboard Auction, Byron Bay

The Inaugural Vintage Surfboard Auction, Byron Bay

Vintage surfboard and surf memorabilia auction set to take place in Byron Bay featuring a collection of boards from the ...

Women in Adventure Film Competition 2021 – got a story you want to share?

Women in Adventure Film Competition 2021 – got a story you want to share?

The United Kingdom’s BMC TV Women in Adventure Film Competition is back and accepting submissions for 2021. So dive in, ...

The story behind the Big Wave Safety Movement – 8-minute movie “Connected by Water”

The story behind the Big Wave Safety Movement – 8-minute movie “Connected by Water”

“Sion Milosky’s death at Mavericks in 2011 was a wake-up call.” As the first big swells of the season hit Hawai'i, Patagonia has released the short ...

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