Current Issue

27.1

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.

Current Issue

27.1

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
Photo by Ben Thouard

Page 22

The Distant Islands

A foray into the sprawling Tuamotu Archipelago, roughly 80 specs of land spread across a patch of water the size of Western Europe.

Photo by Shawn Parkin

Page 32

Reinvention X Restoration

At home with designer, creative, and Laguna Beach enfant-terrible turned-real-estate imaginative Steve Jones.

Photo by Todd Glaser/Kelly Slater Wave Co.

Page 42

Pleasure Units

The latest wave pools might define the border between surfing as we know it and its transformation into something…other.

Photo by JJ Wessels

Page 52

Rumblin’

Painter. Board Builder. Wrench. Brian Bent is more than the sum of his parts.

Photo by John Respondek

Page 64

Next Year, Tel Aviv!

Surprisingly wave-rich, Israel’s second-largest city is a modern coastal hub for metropolitans, some surfers, and the descendants of the dispersed.

Photo by Keoki Saguibo

Page 76

The Panic Response

Hawaiian bodysurfing’s place of refuge, and the Oahu locals bent on preserving it.

Images Courtesy of Mary Ryan Collection

Page 88

Better Surfing Through Chemistry

The rise, fall, and resonance of the 1960s wax-works, Surf Research.

Photo by Woody Gooch

Page 96

Portfolio: Group Show

Bull kelp, roadside oddities, and consummate surf imagery from the field.