On the cover: Tyler Thornsley, traversing the thin line between disaster and delight at Wedge. Features inside the book chart the mirrored perfection of twin African points, dissect the foundational surfing of Oxnard’s Russ Short, and enjoin a string of clip hunts across Iceland, Mexico, and the Maldives with the likes of Steph Gilmore and Ryan Burch. Digital disruptions on the Victorian Coast of Oz, high-resolution slide film on Oahu’s North Shore, and the “death of print” in the surf media are variously discussed.


[sj_full_text_below title=”THE CALVES OF COPPER RIVER” byline=”By Kimball Taylor” page=”Page 22″ teaser_text=”It%E2%80%99s%20been%20nearly%20a%20decade%20since%20Garrett%20McNamara%20and%20company%20went%20to%20Alaska%20and%20attempted%20the%20most%20audacious%20novelty%20project%20in%20surfdom.” image=”452732″ text_overlay=”“The glacier is an ice city on a conveyor belt to its destruction. In time, each building advances upon the water and implodes in spectacular fashion. Sometimes city blocks, sometimes several of them, meet their catastrophic end at once. When this happens, somewhere below, a rare and ghostly wave is formed.”” overlay_color=”black” credits_text=”Photo by Bo Bridges” credits_color=”black” /]

[sj_full_text_below title=”IN UNEQUAL MEASURE” byline=”By Stu Nettle” page=”Page 34″ teaser_text=”Tricking%20the%20eye%20with%20their%20apparently%20nature-defying%20curvature%2C%20the%20asymmetrical%20surfboard%20comes%20down%20to%20the%20pursuit%20of%20ultimate%20balance.” image=”452743″ credits_text=”Photo by Todd Glaser/A-Frame” credits_color=”white” /]

[sj_full_text_below title=”FAVORS OF FORTUNE” byline=”By Steve Barilotti with Bill Heick” page=”Page 48″ teaser_text=”Across%20the%20Straight%20to%20Desert%20Point.” image=”452746″ text_overlay=”“The Sri Wira Bakti was a 36-foot motorsailer, a standard Indonesian-style workboat—diesel motor, a big hold down below with a roofed galley on the stern. We were sleeping in the same room with the engine with no muffler. And the Balinese crew was also pretty feral. They’d be chopping vegetables on the deck and cooking over an open flame near the fuel cans.”” overlay_color=”black” credits_text=”Photo by Woody Gooch” credits_color=”black” /]

[sj_full_text_below title=”BRUCE’S BEAUTIES” page=”Page 68″ teaser_text=”Timed%20to%20the%20advent%20of%20the%2050th%20anniversary%20of%20%3Cem%3EThe%20Endless%20Summer%3C%2Fem%3E%2C%20a%20hidden%20archive%20of%20production%20stills%20and%20photos%20taken%20by%20the%20director.” image=”452747″ credits_text=”Photo Courtesy of Bruce Brown Films, LLC” credits_color=”black” /]

[sj_full_text_below title=”PORTFOLIO” byline=”Introduction by Derek Rielly” page=”Page 78″ teaser_text=”Technique%2C%20craft%2C%20and%20sweat-equity%20on%20the%20WSL%20trail%20with%20the%20radiant%20and%20robust%20Ryan%20Miller.%20″ image=”452752″ credits_text=”Photo by Ryan Miller” credits_color=”white” /]

[sj_full_text_below title=”A LEGEND AND A MENACE” byline=”By Mariah Ernst” page=”Page 98″ teaser_text=”Bouncing%20with%20the%20first%20big-wave%20bodyboarder%2C%20Phyllis%20%E2%80%9CJill%E2%80%9D%20Dameron%20Albrecht.” image=”452753″ credits_text=”Photo by Steve Wilkings” credits_color=”black” /]

[sj_full_text_below title=”TRUST THE PROCESS” byline=”Story and photos by Al Mackinnon” page=”Page 104″ teaser_text=”Slab%20hunting%E2%80%94deep%20off%20the%20grid%E2%80%94along%20the%20flagstone%20reefs%20of%20Scotland.%20″ image=”452754″ overlay_color=”white” credits_text=”Photo by Al Mackinnon” credits_color=”white” /]