Current Issue:

31.6

On the cover: Mason Ho, mid-expectoration at Backdoor.

Viewpoints inside the magazine include the mindset of a big-wave bodysurfer, North Shore snaps by a skateboard icon, a chase for birds and swell in Southern Europe, the arrested development of a 1970s surfing playboy, the purist standards of a big-board surfer and shaper, impressionistic brushstrokes, and organics ringed by hyper development.

Features

Page 70

Big Game

Following the spoor with self-made surfer, shaper, and traveler Sam Yoon.

Words by Luke Kennedy | Image by Andrew Kidman

Page 42

Fetched Up In Amber

For proto–Los Angeles surf star Mike Purpus, today feels a hell of a lot like 1974.

Words by Joe Donnelly | Image by Mike Moir

Page 54

Seeds of Abundance

At an organic farm inside the urban sprawl of Orange County, Evan Marks sees farming as surfing—and as a path toward ecological balance.

Words by David Zimmerle | Image by Kevin Voegtlin

Page 26

NORDIC BLOOD. TROPIC HEART.

Arto Saari’s photography of the North Shore is gritty, beautiful, ground level, and alive with character. How the Finn went from snowstorms in Seinäjoki to Oahu documentarian—with a layover as an A-list pro skater in between.

Introduction by Ben Waldron

Page 60

Borderlands

Migration patterns, death winds, and exodus along Andalusia, Spain’s Costa de la Luz.

Words by Paul Evans | Image by Lucas Tozzi

Page 82

Regaining Control

A German master of the expressive figurative reflects on painting the surf.

Words and art by Rainer Fetting

Page 90

Thirteen O’Clock

The end of the Worlds: Ocean Beach, California, October 1972.

Words by Jim Kempton | Image by Brent Lieberman

Page 98

PORTFOLIO: GROUP SHOW

Twenty pages of contemporary surfing visuals by shooters dedicated to the art.

Image by Duncan Macfarlane

Page 16

ESSAY: DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE

The fraught practice and checkered history of writing about the physical act of riding waves.

Image by Tim Baker | Illustration by Gabriel Carr

Page 20

INTERVIEW: SEEK THE SURFACE

Bodysurfer Kalani Lattanzi on the physical and mental preparedness required to charge Nazaré and Jaws…sans-board.

Interview by Adrian Kojin | Illustration by Richard A. Chance

Page 118

UNDERCURRENTS

The art of surfboard resurrection, the world’s most dangerous rap group cruises First Point, a nor’easter not to be forgotten, Renny Yater turns 90, and more.

Installation by Nancy Rubins | Image by Grant Ellis

Purist surf energy from Page One to close-of-book, delivered directly to your door.

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