Current Issue

27.2

On the cover: Arthur “Toots” Anchinges summons the spirits of Rabbit, Ah Choy, and Bird's Nest at Queen's Surf, Waikiki. Features inside the book commune with punk rockers and mutated golems, ex-pats in the Atacama Desert and beastly surf in the Eastern Atlantic. Underwater imagery from Everton Luis and the modernist subjects of John Respondek bookend the experience. More below.

Current Issue

27.2

On the cover: Arthur “Toots” Anchinges summons the spirits of Rabbit, Ah Choy, and Bird's Nest at Queen's Surf, Waikiki. Features inside the book commune with punk rockers and mutated golems, ex-pats in the Atacama Desert and beastly surf in the Eastern Atlantic. Underwater imagery from Everton Luis and the modernist subjects of John Respondek bookend the experience. More below.

Features
Photo by Everton Luis

“Across the channel, the tide was draining off the Rags Right reef like God had pulled the plug. Everton suggested they go for it—but only if each member of the crew selected a distinct craft.”

Page 24

Cutting Edges

With a single-fin, a twin-fin, and a thruster divided between them, Alex Knost, Craig Anderson, and Ozzie Wright engage in the great cosmic Mentawai experiment.

Photo by Geoffrey Ragatz

Page 30

Gringo X

An anonymous ex-pat on Chile's Atacama coast.

Illustrations by Bruce Carlton, Photo by Roberta Bayley

Page 38

Rocket to Rockaway

Art-house/grindhouse media experimentations with The Ramones and “Mutant Monster Beach Party.”

Photo by Al Mackinnon

“The windowpanes were rattling with each detonation. I touched the curtains, the door. They shivered with the thunder of each lip.”

Page 52

The Colossus in the Garden

Beatings and victory in maximum point surf in the Eastern Atlantic.

Photo by Christopher Bickford

Page 64

Legends of the Sandbar

A monochrome paean to the Outer Banks.

Photo by Swilly

Page 78

Soundings: Acute Angles

Discussing twin-fins in the modern context with M.R., Spider Murphy, and other master craftsman.

Photo by Leo Hetzel

Page 90

David Nuuhiwa By Leo Hetzel

“When David arrived, everything changed. He was graceful. Ballet on a board. He was the best guy in the water.”

Photo by John Respondek

Page 96

Portfolio: John Respondek

The Australian photographer works hard, plays harder, and just might be the most delighted person in the world…except when someone sets up next to him.