Back Issue

25.6

On the cover: West Oz hydrodynamics. Other liquid inquiries in this issue include Butch Van Artsdalen’s capers on Oahu during the 60s, Scum Valley legend Ant Corrigan’s impact on progressive surfing during the 70s, Maurice Cole and Tom Curren’s reverse vee project in France during the 90s, plus contemporary notes from the Chatham Islands, a gallery from the northlands of America and Europe, and an examination of how one board served as a window into modern surf culture.

Back Issue

25.6

On the cover: West Oz hydrodynamics. Other liquid inquiries in this issue include Butch Van Artsdalen’s capers on Oahu during the 60s, Scum Valley legend Ant Corrigan’s impact on progressive surfing during the 70s, Maurice Cole and Tom Curren’s reverse vee project in France during the 90s, plus contemporary notes from the Chatham Islands, a gallery from the northlands of America and Europe, and an examination of how one board served as a window into modern surf culture.

Features
Mark McInnis

PAGE 100

Portfolio: Mark McInnis

The microcosms of a gelid-eyed lensman.

The older I get and the longer I stay in places like this, the more I realize their potential for photography. In the past, I’d never think about it. This is where I grew up. Back then, we’d just hang out—shoot guns, snowboard, ride motorcycles, fish, whatever. Today, I appreciate it 100 percent. Mark McInnis
John Pennings

PAGE 34

Some Minor Windfalls

Mid-60s snaps from the Lucky Country, courtesy of John Pennings.

Tom Servais

PAGE 24

The Reverse Vee Project

Tom Curren, Maurice Cole, “the turn,” and other outtakes from a happy design accident.

People think hindsight brings wisdom but it also obscures our ability to understand how things actually happen. A board like the 7'8" pintail that Maurice Cole shaped for Tom Curren in late 1991 looks like the predictable outcome of an inevitable collaboration. Peel back the years, though, and something quite different emerges. Nick Carroll
Rambo Estrada

PAGE 80

Not Surfing In The Chatham Islands

“Before the word surf has left your mouth the word shark is already forming on the local’s lips.”

AITIONN

PAGE 60

The Man From Scum Valley

Bondi legend Ant Corrigan might have been the greatest surfer of his generation.

Avid Studio

PAGE 48

Spirit of the Green Dragon

Ceramicist Joe Skoby and the ghosts of La Jolla’s arts colonies.

You’re taking this lump of clay and it’s spinning and moving and you need to control that spin and movement, and its all about curves, like bottom turns and top turns. The clay is wet, and you have a time limit, a beginning and an end, so in a way it’s kind of like riding a wave. Joe Skoby
Brian Bielmann

PAGE 70

At Home With Daniel Jones

A hub for hell men, shapers, and legends on the North Shore.

Dick Graham

PAGE 90

Primo

Butch Van Artsdalen’s Hawaiian campaigns.

Jeff Divine

PAGE 18

The Gift

Self-imposed isolation, transactional wave riding, and how one surfboard served as a window into modern surf culture.