Back issue

24.6

The U.S. War Department (and its contributions to surf meteorology), the rebirth of Cape St. Francis, one terrifying European slab, and a dystopian wave garden all make it into the consommé in Volume 24.6. Kassia Meador, Jamie O’Brien, plein air artist John Comer, and assorted waveforms deepen the stock.

Back issue

24.6

The U.S. War Department (and its contributions to surf meteorology), the rebirth of Cape St. Francis, one terrifying European slab, and a dystopian wave garden all make it into the consommé in Volume 24.6. Kassia Meador, Jamie O’Brien, plein air artist John Comer, and assorted waveforms deepen the stock.

Feature Articles from the new Surfer’s Journal

Page 62

The Real Jamie O’Brien

The story of the “White Mr. Pipeline” is not for safe, suburban ears.

PAGE 90

Beach Party

Engineer and oceanographic Willard Bascom, the U.S. War Department, and the wildcat origins of surf science.

PAGE 76

Found in Translation

The Endless Summer’s Cape St. Francis has always been a wave of dreams. This season it became a reality.

Few waves were ridden successfully on this, the biggest day, but those that were yielded racing walls from top to bottom. In years long gone, before the houses and locked-in sand, Bruce’s would break all the time on smaller swells. Now it takes the right direction and size to get the old lady going, but every five to ten years she loves to show off and amaze. Alan van Gysen

PAGE 42

P.O.P.

For a few Angeleño surfers, a shuttered pleasure pier became a surreal, sometimes-scary, and occasionally-magical surfscape.

PAGE 18

Costa Da Morte

A European crew discovers lethal slabs on Basque Spain’s death coast.

Page 52

Gallery: John Comer

Vaquero pastorals from the artist’s recent show in San Jose del Cabo.

I’m exercising new ways, for me, of conveying information. There’s a desert brilliance. That’s what I embrace, because it’s something representative of place. Painting must be regional. It must be specific. That’s what makes it universal. John Comer

PAGE 100

Portfolio: Mick Curley

Reflections from an Indo shooter: “I always try to capture the feeling of the moment, not just the action but how it felt to be present at that time and place.”

PAGE 34

k*meador

Grace incarnate, Kassia Meador has proven that she can hustle while she flows.