THE CLOUDS CONCEAL THE VOLCANO
In the early 1980s, Dane Kealoha seemed destined to become Hawaii’s first pro-tour champion. The system had other plans.
Words by Paul Holmes | Desktop image by Dan Merkel/A-Frame. Mobile image by Steve Wilkings
ON THE BUBBLE
String theory, dark matter, and observational data on wave energy and tube exit strategies.
Words and images by Mike Stewart
PORTFOLIO: RICHARD FREEMAN
From high-fashion to surf-concept shoots, photographer Richard Freeman always has the flash charged.
Introduction by Derek Rielly
While a tragic virus sweeps the planet, a Spanish couple finds themselves marooned off the Sumatran coast. There were waves—and a takeaway of humble appreciation.
TOUCHING THE MONOLITH
Notes on mindfully selected tools with master shapers, from the block planer to the hot wire to the CAD file.
Words by Ben Waldron | Image by Grant Ellis
INLETS OF THE MIND
Set waves, pop-culture references, and defiant riddles are essential ingredients in the work of Cocoa Beach artist Bruce Reynolds.
Words by Dan Reiter | Image by Patrick Ruddy
PRETTY TO THINK SO
At Zarautz, professional surfing hoisted the freak flag. Few remember the waves. Few have forgotten the mayhem.
Words by Paul Evans | Image by Ted Grambeau
ESSAY: IF A WAVE BREAKS IN THE WOODS
Was it really better yesterday if there was no one there to surf it?
Words by Norris Eppes | Art by Georgia O’Keeffe
Further refinements from those who think long—with Alex Knost, Nick Melanson, Jared Mell, and Karina Rozunko.
Photos by Grant Ellis
INTERVIEW: PORTALS TO THE SEA
Discussing dreaming in waves—sonic and oceanic—with Interpol frontman Paul Banks.
Interview by David Zimmerle | Art by Jules Julien
Nineteenth century surf art made by criminals, the gestalt of the late Marty Sugarman, Aussie fauna in Indo with Koby Abberton, and other snacks and grazings.