March 2012

Sneak Peek: In This Issue

  • The 20-Year Surf Trip

    A slight overstay in San Diego, California.

  • Freedom

    The unlikely path and tragic motivations of Alex Gray.

  • The Perfect Plan

    SURFER Founder John Severson recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award at SURFER Poll for creating an empire, and then leaving it to spend the rest of his life surfing on Maui.

  • War Zones and Impact Zones

    Combat and surf photographer Guillermo Cervera exists between two worlds—one horrifying, the other beautiful, both dangerous.

  • The Politics of Big-Wave Surfing

    No one can deny that Garrett McNamara’s wave in NazarĂ© was big, but was it actually a 90-foot world record?

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