ESSAY: NOSERIDE OBSESSIVE
“The whole thing feels like a cool, sophisticated LSD trip.”
Words by Dan Reiter | Images by Tatsuo Takei
INTERVIEW: A FED BEAR IS A DEAD BEAR
Tofino surf guide Raph Bruhwiler on Pacific Northwest island exploration, close calls, bears, and how his hometown is changing.
Interview by Jon Coen | Illustration by Yann Kebbi
AESTHETICS: BARRY MCGEE
An artist’s collection of reference materials, cosmic debris, and original physical graffiti.
Words by Jamie Brisick | Image by Ari Marcopoulos
PORTRAIT OF THE SURFER AS A YOUNG MAN
Full speed, no brakes (except for a few snapped bones and a broken heart) with the conflicted old soul of Harry Bryant.
Words by NE Kachel | Image by Thomas Robinson
SURFING THE INTERNET
An excavation of perhaps the most infamous pop-cultural misappropriation of surfing—and what it can tell us about riding waves.
Words by Kyle DeNuccio | Illustration by Marcelo Lavin
TALES FROM THE PICTURE STREAM
John Bilderback’s lens-eye literature.
Words by Steve Barilotti | Image by John Bilderback
The 100 (or thereabouts) most impactful postmodern wave riders, as ranked by surfing’s preeminent arbiter.
Words by Derek Hynd | Image by Grant Ellis
Portfolio: Kirvan Baldassari
THE SHOCK OF THE BLUE
Introduction by Derek Rielly | Image by Kirvan Baldassari
Welcome to “the event,” a swim and scramble through one of the most complex and ecologically rich sections of California’s coastline.
Words by Ted Reckas | Image by Mitch Ridder
Harry Bryant’s magic Josh Keogh-shaped step-up, a filmmaker’s study of Africa’s aquatic history, lobster trap chicken, and more.
Image by Ant Fox