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Fine artist and shaper Daryn McBride offers free colouring-in pages and activities for children of all ages

Fine artist and shaper Daryn McBride offers free colouring-in pages and activities for children of all ages

Says Daryn from across the ditch: “Hey I’ve done a webpage with free colouring-in pages, books and activities for people to download while in isolation, hopefully to help pass the time and entertain children of all ages.”  “I’m posting a new ...


The view from the LA Times: California’s beach closures offer a glimpse of the likely future

The view from the LA Times: California’s beach closures offer a glimpse of the likely future

There’s nothing like a global pandemic to remind us of what we truly value. As mortality rates and economic upheaval fill the headlines, we ...

Wood boards and sweet waves - a 14-minute film from South Island, New Zealand – Xylo Woodcraft

Wood boards and sweet waves - a 14-minute film from South Island, New Zealand – Xylo Woodcraft

Film & edit by Jono Smit: “This is a story about developing a craft. Michael Gilling has been creating wooden ...

Sewage from San Onofre nuclear plant spills a mile out to sea

Sewage from San Onofre nuclear plant spills a mile out to sea

They’re dismantling the nuclear plant but it’s no easy job, and now 7000 gallons of jobbies have spilled into the ...

Join Patagonia Australia on Wed. April 8 at 8pm AEDT for a special online screening of ‘Never Town’

Join Patagonia Australia on Wed. April 8 at 8pm AEDT for a special online screening of ‘Never Town’

Patagonia Global Activist Dave Rastovich and renowned surf journalist Sean Doherty are set to host a Facebook screening, responding to your questions and comments as the film ...

Nixon didn’t surf, but he golfed with a couple of surfer stoners

Nixon didn’t surf, but he golfed with a couple of surfer stoners

From SHACC: A while back my friend Tom and I were playing golf at Shorecliffs in San Clemente. When we ...

THE NEW ISSUE OF PLB – so what’s in it? Mick the Mighty Proofreader brings the inside info

THE NEW ISSUE OF PLB – so what’s in it? Mick the Mighty Proofreader brings the inside info

The new issue of PLB is now in newsagents nationally, Australian subcribers have their copies, and all our international subscribers should have their ...

One year on – David “Baddy” Treloar - a 40-minute tribute film by Di Ellis

One year on – David “Baddy” Treloar - a 40-minute tribute film by Di Ellis

“That laugh and passion will always be missed. But we know his spirit is always here. “One year on ... RIP ...

Umm two people exercising? Should we still be surfing during the coronavirus?

Umm two people exercising? Should we still be surfing during the coronavirus?

From the ABC: Surfers around Australia are rightly asking 'is it still okay to surf?' Under the latest rules about public gatherings, ...

R.I.P. Leigh Middleton, Victorian surfer and industry great

R.I.P. Leigh Middleton, Victorian surfer and industry great

Leigh Middleton passed away recently, his name might not be familiar to many but his story will be. I first ...

Ulu empty, beaches close on the Bukit – and Bali with no safety net

Ulu empty, beaches close on the Bukit – and Bali with no safety net

Authorities started to close beaches on the Bukit Peninsula in Bali this week, leaving lineups that are usually teeming with ...

Endless Winter – Episode one – The Pioneers of British Surfing

Endless Winter – Episode one – The Pioneers of British Surfing

By Level Films – Episode 1 of this 7-part series is free. The award-winning Endless Winter films have been re-edited ...

Rare footage of Victoria's first surfers in 1920 - “Surfing Hawaiian Redwood Boards at Lorne”

Rare footage of Victoria's first surfers in 1920 - “Surfing Hawaiian Redwood Boards at Lorne”

From Craig Baird at the Australian National Surfing Museum: “The museum is closed to the public (for a while) but ...

Wild Things unique shop and new website

Wild Things unique shop and new website

For a small independent Australian company, Wild Things from Byron Bay have this week launched a most exceptional rebuild of their ...

Urbnsurf joins other wave pools worldwide to pull the pin for the time being

Urbnsurf joins other wave pools worldwide to pull the pin for the time being

This time last week all major surfable wave pools were open. Then the machines went silent one-by-one. First The Wave Bristol ...

CARNIEL SCORES THE JYE BYRNES

CARNIEL SCORES THE JYE BYRNES

“I’ve got shivers up my spine! Unbelievable!” laughed Dave Carniel when we phoned him on a Saturday afternoon to say ...

Weird Waves – then, now, the future - Graves and gang bring their 20-minute take on artificial marvels

Weird Waves – then, now, the future - Graves and gang bring their 20-minute take on artificial marvels

“Wave Pools: A seemingly controversial topic in the surf world at the moment. Very polarizing responses regardless, no matter who you ...

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