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On the cover: Pulse advent. “Ocean swells travel separate paths for thousands of miles,” says photographer Trent Mitchell. “I’m interested in the displays of chaos and synergy at this point of union.” Features inside the flap rove from an urban surf-scape in the Middle East to an examination of artificial waves—and their existential impacts. A Hawaiian bodysurf Mecca, an archipelago in the South Pacific, two visual/spatial artists, and a horde of full-bleed surf imagery offer waypoints of interest.

Features

[sj_full_text_below title=”The Distant Islands” byline=”Photos by Ben Thouard” page=”Page 22″ teaser_text=”A%20foray%20into%20the%20sprawling%20Tuamotu%20Archipelago%2C%20roughly%2080%20specs%20of%20land%20spread%20across%20a%20patch%20of%20water%20the%20size%20of%20Western%20Europe.” image=”485783″ overlay_color=”white” credits_text=”Photo by Ben Thouard” credits_color=”white” /]

[sj_full_text_below title=”Reinvention X Restoration” byline=”By Joe Donnelly” page=”Page 32″ teaser_text=”At%20home%20with%20designer%2C%20creative%2C%20and%20Laguna%20Beach%20%3Cem%3Eenfant-terrible%3C%2Fem%3E%20turned-real-estate%20imaginative%20Steve%20Jones.” image=”485821″ overlay_color=”white” credits_text=”Photo by Shawn Parkin” credits_color=”white” /]

[sj_full_text_below title=”Pleasure Units” byline=”By Brad Melekian” page=”Page 42″ teaser_text=”The%20latest%20wave%20pools%20might%20define%20the%20border%20between%20surfing%20as%20we%20know%20it%20and%20its%20transformation%20into%20something%E2%80%A6other.” image=”485835″ overlay_color=”white” credits_text=”Photo by Todd Glaser/Kelly Slater Wave Co.” credits_color=”white” /]

[sj_full_text_below title=”Rumblin’” byline=”By Kyle DeNuccio” page=”Page 52″ teaser_text=”Painter.%20Board%20Builder.%20Wrench.%20Brian%20Bent%20is%20more%20than%20the%20sum%20of%20his%20parts.” image=”485836″ overlay_color=”white” credits_text=”Photo by JJ Wessels” credits_color=”white” /]

[sj_full_text_below title=”Next Year, Tel Aviv!” byline=”By Derek Rielly” page=”Page 64″ teaser_text=”Surprisingly%20wave-rich%2C%20Israel%E2%80%99s%20second-largest%20city%20is%20a%20modern%20coastal%20hub%20for%20metropolitans%2C%20some%20surfers%2C%20and%20the%20descendants%20of%20the%20dispersed.” image=”485844″ overlay_color=”white” credits_text=”Photo by John Respondek” credits_color=”white” /]

[sj_full_text_below title=”The Panic Response” byline=”By Beau Flemister” page=”Page 76″ teaser_text=”Hawaiian%20bodysurfing%E2%80%99s%20place%20of%20refuge%2C%20and%20the%20Oahu%20locals%20bent%20on%20preserving%20it.” image=”485847″ credits_text=”Photo by Keoki Saguibo” credits_color=”white” /]

[sj_full_text_below title=”Better Surfing Through Chemistry” byline=”By Steve Barilotti” page=”Page 88″ teaser_text=”The%20rise%2C%20fall%2C%20and%20resonance%20of%20the%201960s%20wax-works%2C%20Surf%20Research.” image=”564771″ credits_text=”Images Courtesy of Mary Ryan Collection” credits_color=”black” /]

[sj_full_text_below title=”Portfolio: Group Show ” page=”Page 96″ teaser_text=”Bull%20kelp%2C%20roadside%20oddities%2C%20and%20consummate%20surf%20imagery%20from%20the%20field.” image=”485857″ credits_text=”Photo by Woody Gooch” credits_color=”white” /]