April 2009

Sneak Peek: In This Issue

  • A TALE OF TWO HARBORS

    Josh Mulcoy and his father, Bill—a man who broke the law, evaded the cops, and then won a court battle to uphold his right to surf the best sand point in Santa Cruz—join Joe Curren and Adam Replogle in search of a new wave to satisfy their collective obsession.

  • PROFILE: DARRYL “FLEA” VIROSTKO

    At 20 years old, Darryl “Flea” Virostko made $12,000 a month as a big wave surfer. Nearly two decades and a harrowing career later, it all seemed to vanish through a glass pipe. Now, he’s got a plan to set things right that just might save him and a lot of people he doesn’t even know yet.

  • HAWAII UNFILTERED

    Over 100 images from one of the best North Shore seasons in decades. Okay, we’ll be honest—you’ll only find a portion of those vivid and epic Hawaiian moments in the upcoming spreads. But, we’ve linked them to our most extensive online galleries to date, filled with dozens more for your viewing pleasure.

  • SURFER’S 2009 Top 45 Review

    SURFER’s 2009 ASP World Tour preview. We’ve provided statistics, background info, and competitive projections for the top 45 male and top 17 female surfers in the world. Plus, we included in-depth win ratios, Fantasy Surfer tips, and everything you’ll need to create a winning team for 2009.

  • WORLD CLASS

    Students head to the Mentawais to learn?

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