White Horses # 32

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

5 min
take a moment

INTRO ONE OF THREE Geez, it’s been a hectic lap of the sun since this edition’s predecessor – (Blue Minded, issue 28) was nudged out of the nest four issues ago. And here we are, with Take a Moment. It’s worth looking back to Blue Minded just to frame this mag in some kind of context. Blue Minded took its cues from the realm of philosophy and the examined life – and along with all its inspiring and consoling texts (not to mention the beautiful surf & ocean imagery), it was driven by a fairly white-knuckled commitment to rational and philosophical truth. In the interests of transparency, not all readers dug it! We scored a number of emails: a few expressing disappointment at the lack of surf mag articles (fair enough), and others taking me to…

40 min
take a moment

REBOOTING Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes. Including you. ANNE LAMMOT Suggested by Dugald Christie-Johnston STAYING AWAKE One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, “What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?” RACHEL CARSON HISTORY The past is in us, and not behind us. Things are never over. TIM WINTON WRITERING All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know. ERNEST HEMINGWAY Suggested by Mimi LaMontagne PIER WAVE, BY CHRIS BURKARD For now at least, this surf spot in the Lakshadweep islands (think north of the Maldives, west of India) is hard work to access. Not a bad thing we reckon. SEARCH SPOTIFY PLAYLIST TAKE A MOMENT – White Horses #32 TRACK Seasons ARTIST Chris Cornell LISTENING We sleep with the windows…

2 min
thank you

THIS ISSUE IS DEDICATED WITH GRATITUDE TO RAM DASS 1931~2019 Surf magazines are never easy to put together, especially when flying solo, and so jumping into this magazine was a reminder of the great work Horsies’ tireless one-man-band-editor/designer Will Bendix does. Thanks for letting me grab the reigns mate! Thanks also to Simsy who runs the show, as well as Tamryn and Bainy and Ange and John, all of whom play a vital part every issue. Massive thanks to the photographers for responding to my constant bombardment and harassment by FB messenger, Insta DM, email, phone, SMS, carrier pigeon etc. Special thanks to Al Mackinnon for going above and beyond, Robbie Crawford for being so generous and co-operative, and Shieldsy for being my comrade through thick and thin out there. But huge…

4 min
el tomo fish

Anne Lamott: Writer, political activist, in-demand public speaker and writing teacher. Rachel Carson: Phenomenally prescient marine biologist, author, and conservationist. Tim Winton: Writer of novels, children’s books, non-fiction books, and short stories. Ernest Hemingway: Much loved journalist, novelist, short-story writer and sportsman. Lynne Roper: Advocate of swimming “in the wild”, courageous writer and humanitarian. Nic Compton: Writer, photographer and sailor who has spent his life around boats. David Goggins: Extreme athlete, motivational speaker and author. Retired US Navy SEAL. Joan Didion. Essayist who brought Californian subcultures to wider attention. Viz Magazine: British comic magazine, foundation stone of Horsies’ world view. Jack London: Novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer of magazine fiction. Alain de Botton: Author whose books emphasize philosophy’s relevance to everyday life. Monty Python: British surreal comedy group who created hectic television shows and films. Mary Oliver: Successful poet who…

7 min
you guys are so cool!

“Love your mag. Super cool.” KELLY SLATER George Greenough • Hugh McLeod • John Young • Keiran Glossop • Peter Whitfield • John Gowing • James Fink • Royce Leu • Enrico Genovese • Bruce Ferguson • Matthew Druce • Christian Reid • John Ratcliffe • Robert Harris • Marlton Family • Jarrah Cooke • Kurt Avouris • Nick Greally • Esra Aoukal • Connor van den Berg • Rex Gillard • Shannon Platt • Liam Paterson • Julia White • Norman Thomas • Gary Saunders • Adrian Peirce • Mick Rudder • Simon Connolly • Lucas Gardener • Adam Taylor • Faye Gray • David Shannon • Yanik Tissera • Steve Cottee • Julia Heasman • Ben Crowe • Paul Newman • Steve Hops • Sandra Ahiquist • Maike Kaufmann…