Sneak Peek: In This Issue
See eight redeeming moments from California’s winter.
The Ice Age
Is cold water exploration a stunt, or has it finally lead us to the last frontier of mainstream surf travel.
SURFER Profile: The Wrights
Sean Doherty gets to know the most talented family in surfing.
Strange Thoughts in Hot Climates
Sterling Spencer and Nate Tyler descend into madness under the blistering Nicaragua sun.
The Far Side of the Barrier
Amid a 2,000-mile-long stretch of live coral, a handful of surfers discover one of the best waves in the world.
Balsa’s Big Comeback
Big-wave equipment is moving toward low-tech materials. Is your board next?
The definitive ranking of the world’s best young surfers.
nominees: best short
The best webclips of the year.