White Horses Issue # 28 Autumn 2019

White Horses is an original and authentic quarterly publication about the surf, ocean, creativity and adventure, and delivers a worthy and highly acclaimed alternative to existing surf mags. If you get equally, if not more excited by the glimpse of a clean, empty beach-break peak through some foreshore trees, than you do witnessing a million air reverses on a comp webcast, then there's every chance White Horses is for you.

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in this issue

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Guest Editor / Designer Gra Murdoch gra@whitehorses.com.au Editor / Designer Will Bendix will@whitehorses.com.au Marketing Manager Raaaahb Bain rob@whitehorses.com.au Publisher / Company Director Craig Sims craig@whitehorses.com.au Admin / Subs / Shop Sales Ange Thompson angela@whitehorses.com.au Production / Print Liason John Harland john@premiumprintsolutions.com.au Marketing & Events Co-ordinator Tamryn Sims marketing@whitehorses.com.au Aust & NZ distribution Gordon & Gotch contactus@gordongotch.com.au White horses BlueMinded Jack Macrae, 1 of 3, photographed by Trent Mitchell.…

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Alain de Botton Alan Watts Albert Camus Aristotle Arthur Schopenhauer Ayn Rand Bertrand Russell Bill Hicks Carl Sagan Christopher Hitchens Cormac McCarthy The 14th Dalai Lama Dr. Seuss Eckhart Tolle Eddie Izzard Genevieve Lloyd Homer Simpson Johann Hari Jordan Peterson Karl Pilkington Kenny Powers Louis CK Malcom Gladwell Marcus Aurelius Martha Nussbaum Oliver Sacks Pablo Picasso Pema Chödrön Peter Singer Ram Dass Richard Dawkins Roland Barthes Russell Brand Sam Harris Seneca Socrates Søren Kierkegaard Steven Pinker Thich Nhat Hanh Viz Magazine Voltaire Yuval Noah Harari ON THE COVER: Anthony Walsh, shot at Pipeline by Brent Bielmann. Come Winter, Oahu’s North Shore is packed to the gills with heroes, chargers, journeymen, supporters, tag-alongs and hangers-on. But even then, if only for an instant, the tradewinds will blow all but good ol’ Walshy out of frame. White horses BlueMinded Jack, 3 of 3, photographed by Trent Mitchell.…

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It’s an odd issue of a surf magazine where – photo captions aside – the written content has bugger-all to do with surf, surfing, surfers, waves or any of the usual stuff. Indeed, Horsies’ benevolent overlord Craig Sims was more than a little wary when the idea of “Blue Minded” was put to him, and his response to a few early PDFs of sample spreads was one of restrained alarm. Like, with no literal connection between the content and the imagery, what the actual heck are we making here? But the Horse has always tried to do things a little differently, and so here we are with “Blue Minded”. It’s an edition with nothing to say about surf, really, but a fair bit to say about existence, consciousness, religion, belief, history, the…

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blue minded

LISTS I’ve never understood the ‘things to do before you die’ idea. If I was ill, I’d be in no mood to have a swim with a dolphin. KARL PILKINGTON SOLUTIONS We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don't really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It's just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy. PEMA CHÖDRÖN HELPING PEOPLE Maybe a life of devotion doesn’t need to be robes and chanting; maybe it’s just going through life with open eyes and an open mind, looking out for chances to help people and buzz on…

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liner notes

So, how did this whacky guest-edited edition of Horsies come about you ask? Earthworks, dear reader. Specifically, earthworks gone so bad that Horsies’ unflappable editor Will Bendix stood in his front yard – a front yard littered with boulders and craters, and in the process of sliding down the hill – and knew he wouldn’t be able to do justice to issue 28. Publisher Sims had a sensible contingency plan which involved taking the material Will had collated so far and handing it over to any one of a number of professional mag wizards to take to completion. Perhaps unwisely, Simsy consulted with yours truly about this plan, and I heard myself offering to put the issue together. And then I heard myself saying Will’s material would stay where it was, because, oh yes,…

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ALAIN DE BOTTON 1969 ~ British philosopher and author. His books emphasize philosophy’s relevance to everyday life. Famously once made fun of Brisbane and has never been allowed to forget it. ARISTOTLE 384–322 BC Ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, considered the “Father of Western Philosophy”. Appearing in White Horses magazine might mark the pinnacle of his posthumous achievements, BERTRAND RUSSELL 1872 ~ 1970 Deadset legend. British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate. Compassionate, kind and brilliant. CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS 1949 ~ 2011 British author, journalist and critic. Epic guest on the ABC’s ‘Q&A’. His dictum “What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence” has become known as Hitchens’s razor. Legend. DR. SEUSS 1904 ~ 1991 Children’s author, wrote and illustrated more than 60 books including several of the most popular kid’s…