Tear a hole in the spacetime continuum with the help of some reissued surf vinyl
Remember the good ol’ days when there were fewer fins on surfboards, airbrushes looked like psychedelic dreams, and surf checks involved looking out a cloudy van window whilst Zeppelin blared from the stereo? Me neither. Sadly, I was also born too late and missed the much-romanticized era of surfing during the ’70s and early ’80s.
May your surfing, like Shaun Tomson's, age like wine
Did you watch the Heritage Heat at the Hurley Pro last week? If not, take a moment, watch it below then come back, I’ll wait. In fact, I’ll still be there, re-watching it long after you’ve left—don’t worry, I’ll shut the lights off when I leave. Now take a look at the pic above, taken in a
That would have been so much cooler if you hadn't claimed it
While catching the “perfect” wave depends very much on position, timing, tide, cosmos, geomagnetic pull, and other scientific stuff I care not to delve into, it’s the feat of riding that wave “perfectly” that proves to be the hard part. For every [does quick back-of-the-envelope calculation], say, 200 perfect waves that come the average surfer’s
Nobody is above a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Top-tier professional athletes are often portrayed as superheroes. Perhaps it’s because many of them are simply cut from a different cloth than the rest of us. Case in point: Any person that wakes up at the crack of dawn, drinks a kale smoothie, and heads straight to their personal trainer for a grueling workout before starting their
Forgot your wax? NBD.
Get your hands on some wax rain or shine, day or night. Wait, why do you want wax on a rainy night?
Perfect is boring. Except in surfing.
Sure, we want our athletes human and imperfect and dripping with lovable character traits (see: Occhilupo, Mark), but by God we want their performances to be, well, God-like.
World Surf League put its money where its mouth is, and they did it for you and me
This round's on the WSL, hey?
Ultra portable, ultra incredible
Bright green, black, red, whatever. Nixon's Mini Blaster is the go-to beach speaker.
The eco-friendlier suit that's as cozy as cashmere
In ad campaigns for the Patagonia Yulex suit, you'll often hear people say that the material feels no different at all from regular neoprene. That's not at all true: Yulex suits are much softer and more comfortable than their traditional cousins. It's the cashmere of wetsuit material. Do you like wearing cashmere? Yes. Yes you do.
You think SURFER is great? You should see this book!
It is a must-have for any surf fan, and certainly any reader of SURFER.