Current Issue

27.5

On the Cover: Greg Long in the far Eastern Atlantic, perhaps contemplating the benefits of length over height. The noted XXL-hunter journeyed toward African waters for the sole purpose of burning rubber down this quarter-mile, sand-bottomed drag strip. Check out the guts of the issue to read more from this trip. Various other points and personas also included within.

Current Issue

27.5

On the Cover: Greg Long in the far Eastern Atlantic, perhaps contemplating the benefits of length over height. The noted XXL-hunter journeyed toward African waters for the sole purpose of burning rubber down this quarter-mile, sand-bottomed drag strip. Check out the guts of the issue to read more from this trip. Various other points and personas also included within.

Features
PHOTO BY FRED POMPERMAYER

At their best, and in the hands of a cliché-avoiding pilot, camera drones can peel back the skin on a surf spot. Trimmed of the incessant electric buzz, one can take in the vistas peacefully—mind surfing to a pleasant numbness.

Page 22

Indronesia

The Mentawai Archipelago from above.

PHOTO BY BRIAN BIELMANN

Page 36

Into the Forge with Ryan Thomas

The naturalistic captures of a filmmaker’s lens.

IMAGES COURTESY OF JOSEPH TABLER BOOKS

Page 48

Brine Trust

Scenes from surfing’s 70s counterculture.

PHOTO BY SARAH LEE

Page 54

Hard Science/Native Son

From the lab to the pit with Clifford Kapono.

PHOTO BY Al Mackinnon

Sunrise revealed infinite dunes emanating from the Saharan dawn. As we approached the shore, we saw rooster tails, a hint of the sub-sea-level tubes careening down the point. We followed one particularly filthy specimen with our eyes as it ground across the bar.

Page 66

Saharan Echoes

Cracking the code in the Eastern Atlantic.

PHOTO BY GREG EWING

Page 84

The Power We Get From the Sea

Avo Ndamase’s commitment.

PHOTO COURTESY OF PARRASCH HEIJNEN GALLERY

Page 90

Resin, Light, and Space

The solidified artwork of Peter Alexander.

PHOTO BY SETH DE ROULET

Photographing the late 1990s NYC skate scene gave him a comfort level with close quarters, unpredictable action, and risk. When you consider some of his tight-angled images, which convey an urgent and intimate sort of energy, it becomes hard to argue with this approach.

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Portfolio: Seth de Roulet

The westward tilt.