December 2009

Sneak Peek: In This Issue

  • SURFER POLL & VIDEO AWARDS

    The pomp! The circumstance! The Surfer Poll! At the end of an eventful California summer, the greatest surfers, the surf industry, a gaggle of celebrities, and a googolplex beautiful women descended upon Anaheim’s The Grove theatre, where a whopper of a soirée went down. Many questions were answered that night: Would Sophia retain her #1 status? Could Kelly fifteen-peat? Would Jordy ask every girl in the room back to his hotel simultaneously? We take you on a fast-paced romp through surfing’s biggest night.

  • CONFINED SPACES

    For most surfers, and Indo boat trip is a dream come true, but for international superstars like Julian Wilson, Taj Burrow, Dane Reynolds, and Dusty Payne, twelve days aboard a luxury surf-charter mega yacht is just another day at the office. We take a peek behind the curtain of what goes into surfing in front of the camera as this recognizable foursome toured the Mentawais filming for the upcoming feature Scratching the Surface.Watch the exclusive webisode here.

  • LOCALISM

    Ever get screamed at by some rage-addled local with paddle battle syndrome? He’s at the top of the pecking order, but how did he get there? Is he really the lord of the spot? Where is the justice? Writer Brad Melekian posits a new theory about who really owns the waves.

  • SEA TO SHINING SEA

    Indo-shmindo. Australia…yawn. J-Bay: seen it. This month we bring you a photo essay from the home of apple pie, Freedom Fries, and good ole maxed-out credit cards. F–k yeah.

  • SURFER MAG GOES DIGITAL

    Purchase your own digital copies of SURFER right here!

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