June 2009

Sneak Peek: In This Issue

  • SURFER PROFILE: TIMMY TURNER

    After surviving a near-fatal brain infection and losing most of his skull in surgery, Timmy Turner 2.0 is still “feral”—he’s just colder now that the doctors have told him to adjust his latitude.

  • COVERT OPERATORS

    How do you keep a secret spot secret? A handful of the best deep-cover operatives in the business weigh in with their conspiracy theories.

  • GREEN WITH APATHY

    Surfers should care about the environment—its health is vital to the nature of our pursuit. But after balancing the demands of modern life with our obsession with riding waves, activism often falls by the wayside—a fact Surfrider CEO Jim Moriarty and other green organizations are quickly learning. So, what’s the solution? Brad Melekian investigates.

  • LIFE AQUATIC

    A group of “fun-loving wave gypsies” drag more than 50 boards—alaias, logs, fish, quads, and even the odd thruster—onboard a boat in the Spice Islands to get weird, talk watercraft, and ride anything, anywhere, anytime in absolutely perfect conditions.

  • EXPOSURE

    Peak moments from the season-opening wave-salvo on the Gold Coast.

cover: archive