May 2010

Sneak Peek: In This Issue

  • SURFER PROFILE: GRANT BAKER

    South African hellman Grant Baker won his first international big-wave wave event at the ripe, old age of 32. Now, in the latter half of his 30s, he’s being recognized as one of the best big-wave surfers of all time. Writer Christian Beamish recounts the road to later-in-life stardom.

  • FROZEN HOKKAIDO

    In the dead of winter, Joe Curren, Dan Malloy, Warren Smith, and Photographer Brian Nevins go in search of reeling right points in rural Northern Japan.

  • THE LANGUAGE OF SURF

    An in-depth look at the world’s most specific lexicon.

  • THE FIX

    We surf every day. We’re obsessed, right? Maybe. Or maybe we’re addicted. Brad Melekian analyzes the surf psyche and comes to a different diagnosis than simple obsession.

  • INDONESIAN WANDERINGS

    No team managers, no agendas, no films in the making. An all-star group of friends “Bruce Irons, Matt Archbold, John Florence, Danny Fuller, Nathan and Herbie Fletcher, and legendary lensman Art Brewer” take a leap off the grid in Indonesia.

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