Current Issue

27.3

On the cover: Matahi Drollet navigates the hydro prism at Teahupoo. Pinpoints inside the mag drift from the frozen river mouths of Iceland to a sultry pier in India. White sharks in Gansbaai, the oldest continuously inhabited structure in California, and the lifecycle of surfing as a competitive endeavor are each held to the light for further revelations. More below.

Current Issue

27.3

On the cover: Matahi Drollet navigates the hydro prism at Teahupoo. Pinpoints inside the mag drift from the frozen river mouths of Iceland to a sultry pier in India. White sharks in Gansbaai, the oldest continuously inhabited structure in California, and the lifecycle of surfing as a competitive endeavor are each held to the light for further revelations. More below.

Features
Photo by Chris Burkard

Waves explode over the pier, cracking it and breaking off pieces of concrete. Swells like these are usually impossible to score, because big surf can shutdown the ferry to the island for weeks.

Page 22

The Coral Crown of India

Locals and blow-ins alike revel in the Lakshadweep islands.

Photo By Dylan Gordon

Page 36

A Hippie in our Midst

Guided by communal beginnings and bodily sensation, Alrik Yuill sculpts surfboards and shapes sculptures.

Illustrations By Nishant Choksi

Page 46

Mixed Results

Modern professional surfing’s spotty track record from the IPS to the WSL.

Photo By C.R. Stecyk

Page 52

House of Sand and Mud

The oldest inhabited structure in California—and its still-thriving surf connections.

Photo By Anthony Fox

“I simply wanted to get to the reef as fast as possible while making the least amount of disturbance along the way. I was convinced I was still alive only because the sharks had yet to spot me.”

Page 62

No Man’s Land

Into the predation cycle in Gansbaai.

Photo By Julie Licari

Page 70

The Schooled Chaos of Jazz

Professional jazz guitarist Peter Sprague finds the harmony between surf and music.

Photo By Elli Thor Magnusson

Page 78

Portfolio: Elli Thor Magnusson

Snowstorms, volcanic backdrops, and arctic surf-hunting through an Icelandic lens.

Artworks by Ron Croci

Page 98

Masters of the Kaiser’s Bowl

Portraits from a South Shore landmark.

Photo By Mike Moir

“My attitude as a kid was kind of crazy suicidal, but that craziness got me fame. It medicated me. All those things started coming out of me later, as a man.”

Page 98

The Confirmation of Danny Kwock

An industry tycoon faces the doldrums of anticlimax.