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.
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.
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.
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.
nominees: best short
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