May 2012

Sneak Peek: In This Issue

  • The Culture of Cool

    Surfers are sheep, we have the details.

  • Singular

    Single-fins and motorcycles in Indonesia: Groovy

  • Vaya Izquierda

    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?

  • Predictable Outcome

    No matter how high our expectations are, America’s favorite prodigy, Kolohe Andino, seems destined to meet them..

  • In Bloom

    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.

  • Marsupial Jack

    The increasingly upward trajectory of Australia’s Jack Robinson.

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