November 2009

Sneak Peek: In This Issue

  • LONG LINEAGE

    Joel Tudor digs through SURFER’s photo department for the best unused photos from five decades of publication. What he’s come up with is his scrapbook of the most iconic photos from the past and present.

  • SURFER PROFILE: RICHARD KENVIN

    San Diego’s Richard Kenvin never received worldwide fame or big-bucks sponsorships, he never won a world title or stamped his name among legends of his era, yet Joel Tudor identifies him as one of the most influential surfers, designers, and innovators of our time.

  • EVERYDAY PEOPLE

    What does a supermodel, a jiu-jitsu champ, an artist, a skateboarder, and a dreadlocked tree-trimmer have in common? Well, not much. Except that all five of them “Carolyn Murphy, Rickson Gracie, Tyler Warren, Jay Adams, John Haffey” are surfers who Joel Tudor thinks you should know, and who represent how diverse and expansive our surf world has become.

  • SESSION NOTES

    How to escape the attack of an angry local.

  • SURF TIP

    Glass Half-Impossible: Brendon Thomas finds out how to glass a surfboard.

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