The Other Side of Paradise There’s more to Tahiti than just Teahupoo, just ask Michel Bourez. Third Time Lucky When it comes to love and career, Josh Kerr is proof that perseverance pays. The Northern Defense Surfers north of San Francisco don’t need to protect their spots. The spots protect themselves. Joel Tudor: Unfiltered The […]
Whether we know it or not, everyone plays favorites, even judges
Whether we know it or not, everyone plays favorites, even judges.
The Perfect Day Taj Burrow’s fleeting encounter with Australia’s rarest right. Forgotten Isles Kelly Slater and friends escape to a fickle South Pacific atoll. Of Movies and Mavericks The world’s best big-wave surfers are convinced that the latest Hollywood surf flick will be the first authentic depiction of surfing on the big screen. Maybe it’s […]
The Culture of Cool Surfers are sheep, we have the details. Singular Single-fins and motorcycles in Indonesia: Groovy Vaya Izquierda Dane Reynolds and friends savor the emerald lefts of Central Chile. Oil and Water Waves, untamed wilderness, and Big Oil intersect in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest. No Man’s Land Pipeline charger Takayuki Wakita was in […]
Nate Tyler, Central California. Photo: Burkard
The World Tour rookie on returning to competition after injury
The World Tour rookie on returning to competition after injury.
The Surf Gene Is surfing ability written into our genetic code? The Science of Stoke Brad Melekian delves into the psychology behind our saltwater obsession. The 11th Wave Recreating the ocean’s waves has been on surfers’ wish lists for decades, but now that legitimate artificial waves are a reality, should we be having second thoughts? […]
Mark Mathews on the monster from our March issue
Mark Mathews on the monster from our March issue.
Hawaii’s Mark Healey on taking the line less traveled in Nor Cal
Hawaii’s Mark Healey on taking the line less traveled in Nor Cal.
High-Def and ease of use are the name of the game
I’ve always been skeptical about the pedestrian use of GoPro cameras. I’m not a professional surfer, or anywhere near that caliber, and I don’t need video evidence to be certain of this. With that said, I figured I could embrace my inner narcissist and see what the appeal is for these seemingly ubiquitous moving-picture makers.