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Ocean Ramsey on what to do in a shark attack

Ocean Ramsey on what to do in a shark attack

Renowned Hawaiian freediver Ocean Ramsey on what to do in ‘the worst case scenario’. This came to us via The Inertia:  Take comfort knowing that there are less than 10 human fatalities globally each year from shark-related incidents. I believe that most ...


The Yanks Down Under - original footage from the 1956 visit that changed Australian surfing forever.

The Yanks Down Under - original footage from the 1956 visit that changed Australian surfing forever.

The US and Hawaiians lifeguard teams bring their finned “Malibu" surfboards to Sydney and Torquay and start a revolution. This is ...

“The Gargantuan Rogue Wave” of the open ocean

“The Gargantuan Rogue Wave” of the open ocean

From National Geographic: The swells come seemingly out of nowhere - amazingly steep and potentially deadly. Sometimes the gargantuan waves ...

The Haleiwa section from

The Haleiwa section from "High On a Cool Wave"

From Bob Evan's fifth and final film. Fully  restored DVD copies of the full film are available in the PLB Shop HERE THIS CLIP: This original ...

The Yin & Yang of Gerry Lopez. News and Trailer

The Yin & Yang of Gerry Lopez. News and Trailer

Patagonia Films’ new documentary The Yin & Yang of Gerry Lopez, directed by Stacy Peralta, is coming to Australia.  Check-out the trailer below, and ...

What Happened to the Association of Surfing Professionals?

What Happened to the Association of Surfing Professionals?

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is the organization that established the inaugural world circuit of pro surfing events. Their ...

Scientists discover ‘biggest plant on Earth’ off Western Australian coast

Scientists discover ‘biggest plant on Earth’ off Western Australian coast

About 4,500 years ago, a single seed – spawned from two different seagrass species – found itself nestled in a ...

Noosa Longboards signed Endless Summer lithograph winner - plus some insights into Van Hamersveld himself

Noosa Longboards signed Endless Summer lithograph winner - plus some insights into Van Hamersveld himself

"The world’s greatest living pop artist." It’s 60 years since the movie’s release, yet John Van Hamersveld’s artwork for The Endless ...

1960s Queensland – “Route One: Highway to the Sun”

1960s Queensland – “Route One: Highway to the Sun”

You might have to come back to this when you have 40 minutes to spare - it’s a major production ...

Tracing Eve: How one female crayfish turned into a new species

Tracing Eve: How one female crayfish turned into a new species

Here's one from the Strange Sea Stories File: It all began with one female. A slough crayfish was fished from the ...

The wonderful life and extraordinary history of the NSW ocean pools

The wonderful life and extraordinary history of the NSW ocean pools

Seawater pools sitting on rocky surf coasts so that waves can wash into them are wet, wild, convivial public places ...

The BLU Porthcawl Longboard Classic 2022 – photos and results

The BLU Porthcawl Longboard Classic 2022 – photos and results

News from Old Blighty: In summary, the surf was fine, the weather good, the surfing great, the bants epic, and ...

On the rebound – pelicans once threatened with extinction are coming back

On the rebound – pelicans once threatened with extinction are coming back

We all love a pelican, and the big-billed brown pelicans are the jumbo jets of the bird world – “a ...

Ancient surf scribe joins 21st century

Ancient surf scribe joins 21st century

From Phil Jarratt: How long does it take to build a website? Forever, because it’s never quite finished. I heard that ...

RIP Dick Brewer, 1936 – 2022. The shaping & design wizard – tribute and video interview

RIP Dick Brewer, 1936 – 2022. The shaping & design wizard – tribute and video interview

Richard “Dick” Brewer died peacefully at home on Sunday, surrounded by his wife Sherry, family, and friends. From any angle his was ...

Surfers For Salvos

Surfers For Salvos

The Salvos in our community work hard to make a difference in the lives of those doing it tough. Through critical ...

Finals Day with the WSL at Manly

Finals Day with the WSL at Manly

Here’s the press release wrap-up from the WSL. We’ve edited out most of the shortboard news figuring you’ve seen it ...

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