SURFER PROFILE:REEF MCINTOSH The chasm between professional surfing’s haves and the have-nots grows wider each time the NASDAQ takes a nosedive, so what will become of surfers like Kauai’s Reef McIntosh? He’s been near the top of the pecking order at Pipeline for years, but how does that translate when the paychecks get harder to
SURFER PROFILE: DAN MALLOY More than half a decade after his split from competitive surfing, Dan Malloy remains a prominent character in the surf world. By reinventing himself, he’s helped to create a new niche in surfing and seems to have found a way to outrun the often-short lifespan of a pro surfer. Brad Melekian
SURFER PROFILE: EXIT INTERVIEWS Former SURFER Editors chime in on their eras. THE GENTLEMEN’S HOUR With many of the young, progressive surfers favoring messy closeouts to clean, offshore open-faces, will we soon reach a point where the thing we’ve long considered “perfection” (the idyllic, long peeling pointbreak, for example) be simply left to the old
SURFER POLL & VIDEO AWARDS The pomp! The circumstance! The Surfer Poll! At the end of an eventful California summer, the greatest surfers, the surf industry, a gaggle of celebrities, and a googolplex beautiful women descended upon Anaheim’s The Grove theatre, where a whopper of a soirÃ©e went down. Many questions were answered that night:
LONG LINEAGE Joel Tudor digs through SURFER’s photo department for the best unused photos from five decades of publication. What he’s come up with is his scrapbook of the most iconic photos from the past and present. SURFER PROFILE: RICHARD KENVIN San Diego’s Richard Kenvin never received worldwide fame or big-bucks sponsorships, he never won
50 GREATEST SURFERS OF ALL TIME In this, SURFER’s golden-anniversary year, we took on the task of compiling a list of the 50 best surfers…ever. Instead of forcing our opinion on you, we let the experts (pro surfers, photographers, filmmakers, journalists, captains of the industry, and the legends themselves) cast votes to determine the list.
SURFER PROFILE: CHRIS DAVIDSON There are surfers who attain greatness because of who they are (think Slater), and those who’ve attain it because of who they could have become (think Nicky Wood). And then there’s Davo. An underground cult hero in Australia, the 33-year-old has reemerged to take one more shot at being known for
SURFER PROFILE: TIMMY TURNER After surviving a near-fatal brain infection and losing most of his skull in surgery, Timmy Turner 2.0 is still “feral”â€”he’s just colder now that the doctors have told him to adjust his latitude. COVERT OPERATORS How do you keep a secret spot secret? A handful of the best deep-cover operatives in