Arts and Culture
Sneak Peek: In This Issue
The Culture of Cool
Surfers are sheep, we have the details.
Single-fins and motorcycles in Indonesia: Groovy
Dane Reynolds and friends savor the emerald lefts of Central Chile.
Oil and Water
Waves, untamed wilderness, and Big Oil intersect in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest.
No Man’s Land
Pipeline charger Takayuki Wakita was in Japan when one of the most devastating earthquakes in modern history struck the country. As the nation rebuilds, he takes us home with him.
The Hot 100
The definitive ranking of the world’s best young surfers.
John John Florence
A brief pictorial history of the world’s best young surfer.
An Inconvenient Hero
Gabriel Medina wins heats, wins events, and will likely win a world title one day. But will the young Brazilian ever win us over?
No matter how high our expectations are, America’s favorite prodigy, Kolohe Andino, seems destined to meet them..
A crew of Hot 100 groms escape California to test their mettle in the tropics.
Louder Than Words
The top Hot 100 women show us the future.
The increasingly upward trajectory of Australia’s Jack Robinson.
A mission to the edge of the Angolan desert to surf a left-hand pointbreak with untold potential.