Back Issue

26.3

On the cover: Dino Adrian, helicopter angle, Injidup, Western Australia. Planes of focus inside the book alight on the multi-disciplined surfing of Justin Quintal, reveal Michael Halsband’s NYC photo studio, and unearth a trove of 60s era North Shore imagery from Val Valentine. Supporting action provided by the likes of Dane Reynolds, Craig Anderson, and Dion Agius in South Oz, plus the Millennial subject matter of lensman Duncan Macfarlane.

Back Issue

26.3

On the cover: Dino Adrian, helicopter angle, Injidup, Western Australia. Planes of focus inside the book alight on the multi-disciplined surfing of Justin Quintal, reveal Michael Halsband’s NYC photo studio, and unearth a trove of 60s era North Shore imagery from Val Valentine. Supporting action provided by the likes of Dane Reynolds, Craig Anderson, and Dion Agius in South Oz, plus the Millennial subject matter of lensman Duncan Macfarlane.

Features
Photo by Jeff Divine

PAGE 22

DREAM ON

The strobing, hallucinatory visuals of 70s-era artist Glenn Chase.

Photo by Dave Nelson

“Of course this is heresy to the surf industry, which has historically revered the ‘core’ among all else, and which has its origin story rooted deeply in surfers making products for surfers by surfers.”

PAGE 30

RIDERS OF THE ’STORM

Behold: the mass produced, Costco-bought Wavestorm, the best-selling surfboard in the world.

Photo by Kenny Hurtado

PAGE 38

BUILDERS OF THE NORTH

Pine trees, wood hewn vehicles, and cobblestone reefs in British Columbia with Jay Nelson, Derrick Disney, and Danny Hess.

Photo by Elli Thor Magnusson

“He practiced drop knees and nose riding on prog logs. This was a time when anything over six foot was frowned upon, unless it carried an old-timer. Yet it was clear he had a natural talent for that kind of surfing—for the balletic, paced approach longboarding demanded.”

PAGE 50

NORMCORE

Equipment polymath Justin Quintal and his multifaceted wave-sliding.

Photo Courtesy of Val Valentine Collection Trust

PAGE 60

A FRIEND OF A FRIEND

Wrestling commentator, photographer, and Sunset Beach denizen Val Valentine was a fixture among the 1960s North Shore community.

Photo by John Respondek

“Three of the most high-profile surfers in the world, with access to everything performance-earned money and fame can buy. All the more reason to drop the trappings, get scared, and sleep in the dirt.”

PAGE 70

SUPER CREW

Dane Reynolds, Craig Anderson, and Dion Agius duck out of modernity and into an unnamed slab in the Outback.

Photo by Gabriel Thompson

PAGE 78

NORTH OF MADISON

At home with Hasselblad master Michael Halsband.

Photo by Seth Stafford

“My movements were governed by how the trade winds interacted with the coastline. The east: raw, mountainous, onshore. The west: developed, sheltered, offshore. There were exceptions, like the calmness of the twilight hour, or bends in the wind direction that favored certain angles.”

PAGE 88

THE PLURAL ISLAND

One Barbados, various coasts, reefs, peoples, and pockets.

Photo by Duncan Macfarlane

PAGE 98

THE MILLENNIAL SHOOTER

On assignment or self-directed, the results of Duncan Macfarlane’s work yield images that are mind-surf worthy.