Klopf on Knost Plenty of alliteration but even better photos! Veteran Californian lensman and PLB favourite Chris Klopf has for many years ventured to a series of semi secret spots in Central America with some of the best "alternative" surfers on the planet regularly including man-of-the-moment Alex Knost. As well as the expected hot shots Chris offers an insiders perspective on the multi-talented Alex.
Sin Bins Journo Stuart Scott from Coolum on Queensland's Sunny Coast has written The Vans that Rocked, a book recalling the gaudy bad-boy panel vans that helped defined Australian surfing in the '70s and struck fear into the hearts of mothers when they pulled up out the front, beeped the horn and waited for 'innocent' little Kylie or Debbie to run out. We've been fortunate enough to grab an excerpt and some cracking photos of amazing vehicles.
Taking Turns While Klopf was luxuriating in the tropics, back on this side of the Pacific Mark Onorati was chasing unique views of winter surf on Sydney's Northern Beaches. Always looking for a cohesive theme rather than a collection of random shots, Mark put together Taking Turns with insights from '60s great Mick Dooley and action from this issue's cover boy Carl Gonsalves and his mates.
The Wrecks and Relics This event for categories over 50 has been staged by the Noosa Malibu Club for the past nine years and unsurprisingly gets more popular every year. This year the surf was cracking and the codgers really showed that there's definitely life after 50 and the "good old days" are now!
Lens Flair There are many reasons why, including advanced digital photograph and narrowing print outlets, but every year we are offered more and better photos from our regular favourites and new arrivals. Check out this collection of the recent best from tiny beach barrels to solid Indo.
Page Three Girl Erin Dark, originally from Gerringong but now based on the Gold Coast at Currumbin.
The Buzz PT at Dohery "where the surfers all go." Poetry from Lucy Small! The subscriber board winner, Mark Riley's latest, the Aussie Titles and much more.
Grey Guru The GG puts his life on the line as a crash test dummy for a shark repellant product when he leaps into shark-infested waters at a secret spot. A reliable test you might ask, or would no self-respecting hungry shark settle for a munch on such a crusty old surf dog?
Cutting Edge Not just reviews but a whole extra dimension to the PLB experience. John Witzig's new book, The Paul Witzig Trilogy of movies and some surf music to read or surf by from Dom Mariani.