July 2009

Sneak Peek: In This Issue

  • SURFER PROFILE: CHRIS DAVIDSON

    There are surfers who attain greatness because of who they are (think Slater), and those who’ve attain it because of who they could have become (think Nicky Wood). And then there’s Davo. An underground cult hero in Australia, the 33-year-old has reemerged to take one more shot at being known for his acts, not his potential.

  • IN DEEP

    Ten years ago, water-photographer Scott Aichner—one of SURFER’s most prolific staffers—shot his first cover. Since then, he’s had 22 more and countless spreads. Here, we offer a look at Aichner’s fisheye views from a decade in the tube.

  • 10 BEST SURF TOWNS IN AMERICA

    Surf quality, swell consistency, culture, quality of life, cost of living—these are weighty things to consider if you’re thinking about relocating. So we did the research for you, mashed it up, and popped out SURFER’s very-quasi-annual (we actually haven’t done this since 2002) pick of the top 10 surf towns in the U.S.

  • LOOSE ENDS

    Photographer Patrick Trefz visually ties wave-riders to their natural surroundings in his new book, Thread.

  • SURFER MAG GOES DIGITAL

    Purchase your own digital copies of SURFER right here!

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