Current Issue

28.1

On the cover: Multi-disciplined surfboard artisan Joe Roper. Features inside the book include a Mexican wave zone lost to time and interest, a glacial-fed A-frame, and a surf playground amid an atomic testing range. The animation and comic paneling of cartoonists Stephen Hillenburg and Roy Gonzalez, plus the creative outputs of Josh Martin, Denis Stock, and Nate Lawrence add additional facets and textures.

Current Issue

28.1

On the cover: Multi-disciplined surfboard artisan Joe Roper. Features inside the book include a Mexican wave zone lost to time and interest, a glacial-fed A-frame, and a surf playground amid an atomic testing range. The animation and comic paneling of cartoonists Stephen Hillenburg and Roy Gonzalez, plus the creative outputs of Josh Martin, Denis Stock, and Nate Lawrence add additional facets and textures.

Features
Photo by Ron Stoner

Strangely, Stoner’s—the spot that became a sort of avatar for tropical perfection in the 60s—now finds itself a forgotten backwater with relatively little surf visitation.

Page 22

AKA Stoner’s

How the original secret spot was overshadowed by time and inclination.

Photo by Shawn Parkin

Page 38

Chain of Custody

Informed by the work of journeymen and pioneers, Josh Martin’s workshop is part skunkworks, part cabinet of curiosities.

Photo by Dennis Stock/Magnum Photos

Page 46

Something About California Bugged Dennis Stock

When a Magnum agency legend turned his lens on our culture.

Photo by Pablo Jiménez

We climbed along the edges of, and then under and into, creaking and melting glaciers. We dodged open ocean storms coming up from the Artic. We were attacked by blood sucking bugs whenever we left our tents. We also found waves.

Page 58

The Andes & the Ice Field

Hunting for surf on the Isthmus of Ofqui.

Roy Gonzales

Page 66

Monsters Ink

Retracing the artistic journey of Roy Gonzalez.

Photo by Damea Dorsey

“I’m still more or less doing the same thing—exploring for waves and finding them. It never gets old—coming around the corner and seeing a perfect lineup.”

Page 74

Captain Daly’s Redoubt

Highly decorated surf explorer Martin Daly has just finished polishing the gelcoat on his Marshall Islands lodge. As far-flung tropical idylls go, it doesn’t look half bad…

Stephen Hillenburg

Page 86

The Billion-Dollar Sketchbook

How animator and surfer Stephen Hillenburg’s brainchild made its debut around a Baja campfire.

Page 96

Portfolio: Nate Lawrence

Indonesian cul-de-sacs, Californian heritages, and the inarguable benefits of showing up.