April 2012

Sneak Peek: In This Issue

  • 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?

  • Prewired

    Synaptic maps in our brains program the way we surf. But it’s up to us to make sure they’re running the right code.

  • Open Season

    Sean Collins pioneered surfing’s most utilitarian science, but now that he’s gone, who will protect surf forecasting’s secrets?

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