On the cover: “Water is the New Black,” 18×24-inch screen print by Shepard Fairey. Renderings inside the book frame the combat and surf photography of photojournalist Nic Bothma, sketch in the dimensions of Skip Frye’s personal quiver, and go horseback on an expedition through the wilds of Chile. Long reads by Kimball Taylor (on the current state of bodyboarding) and Jamie Brisick (with a haunting essay on love, death, and Brazilian shore-pound) add depth and shading.


[sj_full_text_below title=”The Down East Skiff Trip” byline=”Story and photos by Brian Nevins” page=”PAGE 22″ teaser_text=”A%20New%20England%20seamount%20discovery.” image=”415119″ text_overlay=”“This is boat-required surfing. I won’t say exactly how far offshore we are, but it’s out of sight of land. If something bad happened, the Coast Guard might get to you in time. Or they might not.”” overlay_color=”white” credits_text=”Photo by Brian Nevins” credits_color=”white” /]

[sj_full_text_below title=”Pack and Saddle” byline=”Story and photos by Matty Hannon” page=”PAGE 32″ teaser_text=”Down%20the%20Chilean%20coast%20%3Cem%3Ea%20la%20jinete.%3C%2Fem%3E” image=”415122″ text_overlay=”“We knew nothing about horses, couldn’t even mount them properly. There was so much to learn, beginning with how to prevent them from snapping ropes, destroying pack rigging, and galloping for the hills whenever we brought a surfboard anywhere near them.”” overlay_color=”white” credits_text=”Photo by Matty Hannon” credits_color=”white” /]

[sj_full_text_below title=”The Big Boogie” byline=”By Kimball Taylor” page=”PAGE 42″ teaser_text=”Despite%20their%20labeling%20as%20%E2%80%9Cpests%E2%80%9D%20and%20%E2%80%9Clessers%2C%E2%80%9D%20bodyboarders%20continue%20to%20charge%2C%20innovate%2C%20and%20pack%20barrels%2C%20often%20in%20obscurity.” image=”415118″ credits_text=”Photo by Leroy Bellet” credits_color=”white” /]

[sj_full_text_below title=”Expat Days” byline=”By Andrew Crockett” page=”PAGE 56″ teaser_text=”When%20photographer%20Peter%20Green%20left%20California%20for%20Australia%20in%201972%2C%20he%20wasn%E2%80%99t%20fleeing%20anything.%20He%20just%20never%20came%20back.” image=”415120″ credits_text=”Photo by Peter Green” credits_color=”white” /]

[sj_full_text_below title=”War and Waves” byline=”By Will Bendix” page=”PAGE 66″ teaser_text=”Deep%20into%20the%20cave%20with%20combat%20and%20surf%20photojournalist%20Nic%20Bothma.” image=”415123″ overlay_color=”white” credits_text=”Photo by Nic Bothma” credits_color=”black” /]

[sj_full_text_below title=”The Caretaker of Intangible Ingredients” byline=”By Chris Ahrens” page=”PAGE 76″ teaser_text=”The%20personal%20quiver%20of%20San%20Diego%E2%80%99s%20Harry%20%E2%80%9CSkip%E2%80%9D%20Frye.” image=”415124″ overlay_color=”black” credits_text=”Photo by Shawn Parkin” credits_color=”white” /]

[sj_full_text_below title=”The Dazzling Blackness” byline=”By Jamie Brisick” page=”PAGE 92″ teaser_text=”Life%20and%20loss%2C%20viewed%20through%20the%20lens%20of%20thumping%20shorebreak.” image=”415121″ text_overlay=”“I’m bodysurfing the north end of Barra da Tijuca, a spot called Praia do Pepê. I am not thinking about death explicitly, but death hangs over all of this.”” overlay_color=”black” credits_text=”Photo by John Florence” credits_color=”white” /]

[sj_full_text_below title=”Portfolio: Play the Hits” page=”PAGE 100″ teaser_text=”Recent%20photography%20from%20TSJ%E2%80%99s%20working%20archive.” image=”415117″ credits_text=”Photo by Sacha Specker” credits_color=”white” /]