ESSAY: SURFING IS A JOKE
How the standard session mirrors the structure of a stand-up comedy set.
Words by Norris Eppes | Illustration by Gabriel Carr
INTERVIEW: HOW TO REDUCE YOUR SHARK RISK TO ZERO
Experienced shark researchers Scot Anderson and Paul Kanive on the known and unknown about the ocean’s apex predator.
Interview by Steve Hawk | Image by Scot Anderson
Corey Colapinto’s circuitous path through surfing’s past, present, and future.
Words By Richard Kenvin | Image by Shawn Parkin
In the mid-’70s, Bernie Baker and Leonard Brady photographically tag-teamed Oahu, leveraging their hustle, their contacts, and their smarts. The resultant file still speaks for itself.
Words by Peter Maguire | Image by Island Style
THE STEADY (R)EVOLUTION OF KAI NEVILLE
The multiple phases and phosphoric energy of one of the last in the lineage of the late, great surf filmmakers.
Words by NE Kachel | Image by Trent Mitchell
I DON’T PAINT BLONDES
Searching for pastel beauty beyond the darkness with Pandora Decoster.
Words by Kyle DeNuccio | Image by Thomas Lodin
How a fluke glass job and an Australian doctor and surfer named Nick Vitko helped Bob McTavish find new life in his famous 1967 design.
Words by Noah Dow | Image by David Darling
PORTFOLIO: QUINN MATTHEWS
The supernatural present of a surf shooting prodigy.
Introduction by Tony John Andrews
THE FORBIDDEN ISLAND
How a chance encounter on Kaua‘i—and a quiet session at Hanalei—opened a window into the island of Ni‘ihau’s isolated and obscure surf culture.
Words by Chris Cook | Image by James L. Amos/Getty Images
England’s pub-dwelling first surfboard, Byron Bay as Neverland, being hungover in Morocco, the defenders of Ni’ihau, and more.
Image by Matteo D’Eletto