The Surf Issue

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If in doubt, paddle out.

Guest editors Momentum Generation. Community, connection, heritage and history. Why the hell do surfers like to surf in freezing water. Sterling Spencers Master Class for Pro Surfers. Some of the best surf photographers in the World. Duke Paoa Kahanamoku. Surf parks. Afrosurfonomics.

A Weird Fetish: Cold Water Surfing

A Weird Fetish: Cold Water Surfing

Have you ever seen what a surfer is willing to do to make sure they don’t miss a good day of waves? Anyone who…
Afrosurfonomics

Afrosurfonomics

Can surfing support development in Africa? It already does. Excerpted from the book AFROSURF from surf company Mami Wata, adapted for The Surf Issue….
Sea the Change

Sea the Change

The why from a few ocean minded change-makers. Stop us if you’ve heard us mention this before, but people helping people help the world…
Breaking up the Break: A Chat with GiGi Lucas

Breaking up the Break: A Chat with GiGi Lucas

One woman can change the ocean. Photos by Stefanie Keeler  There’s not much better than when a person goes out of their way to…
The First Ride

The First Ride

Starting at Any Age with Surf Simply Photos by @Surfsimply and @Saltshots “If you’ve never surfed before, that first ride is a mix of…
“Did you get any sick shots of me?”

“Did you get any sick shots of me?”

Photo Gallery: Ian Deveau Most surf photographers are surfers themselves, at least most of the ones we know. So how does one surf photographer…
Whalebone’s Channel Surfing: The Game

Whalebone’s Channel Surfing: The Game

Who needs water when you have a remote? If you are someone who may not consider yourself a surfer, do we have the game…
Weird and Wacky Waves

Weird and Wacky Waves

The Weird Ones By Dylan Graves and Illustrated by Alex Balosie SURFING IS WEIRD. People invest absurd amounts of effort, money and science to…
The Surf Issue: Interview between Benji Weatherley and Surf Pro Kelly Slater

The Surf Issue: Interview between Benji Weatherley and Surf Pro Kelly Slater

Golf Geeks A Note From Benji on The Tee and The Sea Why do surfers love to golf? Surfers love to golf because it’s…
The Surf Issue: Interview with women’s surf pioneer, Janet MacPherson

The Surf Issue: Interview with women’s surf pioneer, Janet MacPherson

The New Face of the Old Days In loving memory of surf pioneer & legend Janet MacPherson. Not one to classify herself as a beacon of…
Water Worlds

Water Worlds

Does the ocean dream of electric waves? A brief (and biased) history of wave pools.  Right now, there’s an entire generation of surfers growing up…
Wairau River Wine

Wairau River Wine

Abalone Diver To Viticulturalist With the 2022 vintage just complete, Hamish Rose, viticulturist at Wairau River winery, is feeling particularly appreciative of Mother Nature….
Into Indoek

Into Indoek

Indoek began as a creative surf culture blog, but since 2012, it has served as a home for the surf-y passion projects of our…
Heights of Fear

Heights of Fear

The question is this: What’s the heaviest thing to happen to you in the surf? And how did it change you? Shane Dorian Commitment…