Known as "the bible of the sport," SURFER Magazine has been the foremost authority on surf culture since its founding in 1960. Every issue is packed with award-winning photography, provocative interviews, and travel features to the world's most exotic surf locales.
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.
Ten years ago, water-photographer Scott Aichnerâ€”one of SURFER’s most prolific staffersâ€”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.
Surf quality, swell consistency, culture, quality of life, cost of livingâ€”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.
Photographer Patrick Trefz visually ties wave-riders to their natural surroundings in his new book, Thread.
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