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In our first issue of 2015 we island hop from a French rock in the Atlantic to the crumbling colonial manses of French Polynesia. We also visit the Pacific coast of a remote Indonesian atoll, the cedar forests of Vancouver Island, and then return to more continental-based matters in North Africa, Australia, and the Golden State. The subject matter is as diverse as the geography. Full disclosure of the contents within.

North Atlantic storms can hit the Azores with unkind force come wintertime. Local surfers do their best to play the islands from every side,...

I caught up with Rory Russell on a balmy day in Laguna Niguel. He still lives most of the year on the North Shore but had come to visit his...

Surfers are conditioned to experience a certain amount of guilt for missing a good session or a great swell. For Kevin Wallis this guilt is...

Thomas Campbell’s latest assemblage of photography, Seeing Fatima’s Eyes, draws together images from two decades of travel to Morocco in...

The perfection of Sandspit is double edged. Because of its machine-like mechanics, the wave basically allows most competent tube riders to lock in...

Riding various fish shapes has been a decades-long obsession for surfer/writer/filmmaker Andrew Kidman. He’s taken them on test tracks from the...

Dane Kealoha, Pipeline, as photographed by Jeff Divine. “During the late 1970s and into the early 80s,” says Divine, “the magazine photographers...

In Tofino, a “Mile Zero” sign marks the western end of the Trans-Canada highway and the start of the Pacific Ocean. The coastlines scattered to...

Santa Barbara's Donnie Hedden dumps speed through the cove at Rincon with a Ryan Lovelace shape underfoot. "That day was the first real swell of...

Gordon McClelland is the author of 15 books on topics ranging from Rick Griffin to the California Scene Painters. The latter subject is the focus...