An Aussie fireman epitomizes the required mindset of the true slab hunter.

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In TSJ 27.6, author Jed Smith chronicles the career of Australian hellman and fire fighter Justen “Jughead” Allport.

The profile ranges from Jug’s early days at a wave called Crackneck, to his rise as a professional surfer, to his current-stage vocations splitting time between slab hunting and putting out structure fires. It also charts how, in a particularly dark moment, Allport used surfing to cope with the suicide of his brother.

To read more, pick up a copy of the issue. (We’re sold out so you might have to scour the newsstand at your local surf shop). And to see more of Allport’s story, settle in for the vid above.