August 2009

Sneak Peek: In This Issue

  • 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. But we didn’t stop there. After the rankings were determined, we got the greats to discuss each other. The results are insightful, funny, poignant, and, at times, surprising.

  • GO LEFT, YOUNG MEN

    Goofy-Footers Rob Machado and Clay Marzo score left-point perfection on a recent four-day, 700-mile whirlwind Peruvian surf expedition. Photographer Todd Glaser came along to document the experience. What they brought back will make lovers of lefts drool.

  • THE NEW IRISH EYES

    Despite freezing winter temps and battering North Atlantic storm systems, Ireland’s big-wave surf scene is thriving. Rusty Long flew across the Pond to sample the fare with the Green Isle’s new crop of big-wave chargers and reports back on what he found.

  • EXPOSURE

    A score of pages on your favorite topic.

  • SURFER MAG GOES DIGITAL

    Purchase your own digital copies of SURFER right here!

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