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One-hundred-and-twenty-six pages of pure editorial. The guts of 23.5 are centered around a sprawling analysis of the Fletcher and Hoffman clan, with characters ranging from Christian to Flippy, Joyce to Dibi, and generational stories that span surfing’s entire modern age. Space is also reserved for a road-and-boat trip through the nether regions of Chile, and a tonally rich portfolio of Indian Ocean photography from wilding shooter Tom Hawkins. Here’s pre-roll at what’s within the folds…

The Santa Cruz harbor is one of the best sand-fed setups in California. Unfortunately, it also peels through a navigable waterway, and has...

With the high season at Jeffreys Bay coming to a close, Grant Baker hit us with a field report from a solid run of winter swell. Between year-...

“I shot this photo with my 70-200mm from the water,” says photographer Matt Clark. “I went for a slower shutter speed to capture some movement and...

If not the best hurricane pulse seen in California in recent decades, Marie was certainly the most thoroughly documented. Come the peak of the...

El Salvador has the greatest density of population—and right points—of any country in Central America. What its shores lack in terms of an...

Details: Bohemia Bunglaows, a fully functioning surf camp in Burgos Bay, Philippines, is for sale. A four bedroom guest house with first floor restaurant/bar is included, and a separate...

Glen DeWitt learned hydrodynamics from his father. As an employee of NASA and the Ames Research Center, in what is now Silicon Valley, the elder...

“The Cape isn’t on the way to anywhere else,” explains Cape Cod-born writer Ethan Stewart in issue 23.4. “Because of this geographic twist, out-of...

Donald Takayama tintype portrait by Joni Sternbach, for her “Surfland” series. “It’s a historic process generally associated with American Civil...

When shooting from a telephoto lens was a skill not yet replaced by advancements in camera technology, Spyder Wills was one of surfing’s most...