May 2011

Sneak Peek: In This Issue

  • Exposure

    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?

  • Hot 100

    The definitive ranking of the world’s best young surfers.

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