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The Current Issue of The Surfer's Journal

The U.S. War Department (and its contributions to surf meteorology), the rebirth of Cape St. Francis, one terrifying European slab, and a dystopian wave garden all make it into the consommé in Volume 24.6. Kassia Meador, Jamie O’Brien, plein air artist John Comer, and assorted waveforms deepen the stock.

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Costa Da Morte | by Paul Evans and Bastien Bonnarme

Costa Da Morte

A European crew discovers lethal slabs on Basque Spain’s death coast.

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k*meador | by Jamie Brisick


Grace incarnate, Kassia Meador has proven that she can hustle while she flows.

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P.O.P. | by Christopher Merritt and Domenic Priore


For a few Angeleño surfers, a shuttered pleasure pier became a surreal, sometimes-scary, and occasionally-magical surfscape.

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Gallery: John Comer | by Scott Hulet

Gallery: John Comer

Vaquero pastorals from the artist’s recent show in San Jose del Cabo.

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The Real Jamie O’Brien | by Jed Smith

The Real Jamie O’Brien

The story of the “White Mr. Pipeline” is not for safe, suburban ears.

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Found in Translation | by Derek Hynd

Found in Translation

The Endless Summer’s Cape St. Francis has always been a wave of dreams. This season it became a reality.

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Beach Party | by Steve Barilotti

Beach Party

Engineer and oceanographic Willard Bascom, the U.S. War Department, and the wildcat origins of surf science.

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Portfolio: Mick Curley

Portfolio: Mick Curley

Reflections from an Indo shooter: “I always try to capture the feeling of the moment, not just the action but how it felt to be present at that time and place.”