Josh T. Saunders

Josh T. Saunders

Associate Editor, SURFER Magazine

8.5.13

Design Forum

John John & Jon

The symbiotic relationship between a pro and his shaper

Pyzel has known the Florences and shaped exclusively for John since he was five. He made him his first custom board, and hundreds, if not thousands, since. He describes their design dialogue as a healthy back-and-forth; ideas flow both ways until they find something that works. It’s obvious that both have benefitted from the relationship.

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7.31.13

Design Forum

A Lesson In Fins

Here's a quick study in modern hydrodynamics. Y'know, fins.

What you don’t know about fins could be holding back your surfing.

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7.18.13

Books

Tom Blake was a Badass

And other things I learned in "Tom Blake: The Uncommon Journey of a Pioneer Waterman"

Tom Blake was a man's man, a jack of all trades and one of modern surfing's most decorated forefathers. This book, Tom Blake: The Uncommon Journey of a Pioneer Waterman, is a comprehensive look at his life and legacy. This review is anything but. Whet your appetite on a few tales here, and then go buy a copy of the book.

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7.9.13

Opinion

Dear Creed McTaggart

Please stay in the damn water. It’s the only place you’re safe.

Creed McTaggart. A fresh-face out of West Oz, a laid-back bloke who listens to The Velvet Underground and has long hair and has for the last six months been perpetual putty for the hippest in surf.

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6.27.13

Design Forum

Trash to Slash

Waste to Waves is turning discarded foam into custom surfboards

The creation of one standard surfboard produces nearly 600 pounds of CO2, which is a lot considering that most boards weigh in around six pounds. In 2012, determined to find a solution to this, Michael Stewart and Kevin Whilden cofounded Waste to Waves and challenged surfers to help cut that footprint in half.

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6.20.13

The Culture

Trestles Saved Again

In a 3-2 vote, the Regional Water Quality Control Board denied the TCA permit for the toll road

It was standing room only in the Regional Water Quality Control Board Meeting Room in San Diego. A few hundred surfers and environmentalists alike showed up to the hearing—which was inconveniently located some 50 miles away from Trestles—to fight on behalf of some of the best waves and most pristine State Park land in Southern California.

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6.10.13

Features

Acero in Africa

The ever-wandering Kepa Acero is going on a trek along the west coast of Africa

Most surfers find comfort in the daily ritual of checking their homebreak, pulling into the same parking spot day after day in hopes that the elements will have aligned and perfection will be waiting for them at the place they’re most comfortable. For many surfers, there’s nothing better than scoring in your own backyard. And […]

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4.7.13

Features

Behind the Cover

Tasmanian madman Kyron Rathbone talks about his May cover shot

Tasmanian madman Kyron Rathbone talks about his May cover shot.

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3.27.13

Features

Delirium: A Trip of Madness

An interview with Brazilian filmmaker Pablo Aguiar

An interview with Brazilian filmmaker Pablo Aguiar.

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3.12.13

Features

Seafarers

Four young surfers with passions beyond the riding of waves

Four young surfers with passions beyond the riding of waves.

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