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THE NEW PLB - ISSUE 112 - Mick the Mighty Proofreader brings the inside info on what's in it

THE NEW PLB - ISSUE 112 - Mick the Mighty Proofreader brings the inside info on what's in it

Mighty Mick the Hyphen brings us his run-down on what lies between the covers of the newie: >> FEATURES Mr METICULOUS It’s over 20 years since the ed rolled out a profile of a fellow member of the Coffsa Nostra - i.e. the ...


Watch the largest feeding frenzy of fin whales ever recorded

Watch the largest feeding frenzy of fin whales ever recorded

This ocean we share never ceases to amaze - check this out from Nat Geo: Weighing 80 tons, fin whales ...

“The Ballad Of Clayton Looby” - anti-establishment ode to the larrikin surfer - from Dog Trumpet

“The Ballad Of Clayton Looby” - anti-establishment ode to the larrikin surfer - from Dog Trumpet

News and link from The Surf Film Archive: Legendary duo ‘Dog Trumpet’ have just released their latest album ‘Shadowland’. We were ...

Rare Surf Tees – new range, new website - vintage art logos

Rare Surf Tees – new range, new website - vintage art logos

Nine years this summer and still digging up rare logo designs from surfing’s wild and colourful eras of the 1950s, ...

World Mix – episode 12 of Crescent Swells – check out the track list, tune in for a listen

World Mix – episode 12 of Crescent Swells – check out the track list, tune in for a listen

Surf music! “CS12 has been dropped on MixCloud. We’ve had some fun this show, producing a special ‘World Mix’. There are some great ...

RIP Brian “Harry” Hann

RIP Brian “Harry” Hann

Here at PLB we knew Harry to be generous and a gentleman, and always a little larger-than-life. There will be a ...

1959: Making Sydney’s Surfboards

1959: Making Sydney’s Surfboards

Newsreel ferreted from the dusty files of British Pathe by Surf Detective Ian Lording, who added: "The late Greg McDonagh ...

China’s first wave pool bites the dust

China’s first wave pool bites the dust

From WavePoolMag: China’s first wave pool experiment sent shock waves around the world in 2019. The world’s biggest manufacturing power had entered ...

Reflections on a bee encounter

Reflections on a bee encounter

A random piece from (regular PLB reader) Michael Cottier: Today I had a surf with a bee, well sort of. ...

“Gremlins and Sandies in New Craze - Roller Boarding” - 1964

“Gremlins and Sandies in New Craze - Roller Boarding” - 1964

“Dry land board riding – it’s a new twist to the surfing craze.”  “A tricky corner can be as dangerous as ...

Sea stars, purple urchins, California’s kelp forests, and eating for the greater good

Sea stars, purple urchins, California’s kelp forests, and eating for the greater good

From Nat Geo: Looking out over the Pacific Ocean, diners at the Harbor House Inn’s bluff-top restaurant in Elk, California, are ...

Buying a surfboard – helpful insights from the Raglan Surf Report

Buying a surfboard – helpful insights from the Raglan Surf Report

An oldie but a goody - a repost from this week last year: Depending on how many decibels of volume you’re ...

A 25-second point break is coming to Wisemans + more main-peak sessions. Final call to invest if you’ve got some lazy bucks

A 25-second point break is coming to Wisemans + more main-peak sessions. Final call to invest if you’ve got some lazy bucks

The latest news from the new pool near Sydney: 200 positions left to commence construction. 2.5 million waves available each ...

Crescent Swells Episodes 10 & 11 – check out the track list, tune in for a listen, anytime, anywhere

Crescent Swells Episodes 10 & 11 – check out the track list, tune in for a listen, anytime, anywhere

Surf music! Shows 10 & 11 have dropped. From DJ David Bell: “We cover music both old and new, chat ...

OUR 97th BOARD - WIN A CARABINE “SHAKEY” MODERN LOG

OUR 97th BOARD - WIN A CARABINE “SHAKEY” MODERN LOG

After 52 years of building surfboards of all sorts in Wollongong, the Carabine label runs deep in the DNA of ...

DANNY IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA SCORES THE SUGAR MOUNTAIN

DANNY IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA SCORES THE SUGAR MOUNTAIN

“Fair dinkum!” was the fine Aussie expression that first popped out of Daniel Slater after a stunned silence when told ...

Yes it’s that time of year again! So Russel Crowe’s the biggest South Sydney Rabbitohs fan?

Yes it’s that time of year again! So Russel Crowe’s the biggest South Sydney Rabbitohs fan?

Happy Rugby League! We’re guessing this post won’t mean a lot to most of our international readers, but to many ...

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