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Surfer May 2016

We founded Surfer Magazine in 1960 with a mission: to bring our readers a slice of the entire surfing world with each issue. And for over four decades, we've made good on that promise. Every issue of Surfer is packed with spectacular award-winning photos, provocative interviews with the leading pros, and journeys to the coolest undiscovered surf spots. With your order you'll get the Annual Oversized Issue, the Buyer's Guide, and the Hot 100, featuring the world's best new surfers.

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john florence, himalayas

When John Florence finished first in 2013’s Hot 100, SURFER Hawaii Editor Jeff Mull asked him how he would define success in the future. “That’s a hard one,” Florence said. “I think you have to always be redefining your view of success to move forward. I think you have to always be reevaluating what it means and always pushing yourself. You want to set goals, but when you reach them, you have to make new ones.” Here, Florence continues to surpass expectations at Himalayas, on one of the bigest days of the winter on the North Shore. ■…

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grom envy

(ELI HANNEMAN. PHOTO BY LUGO)Do you remember gromhood? Of course you do. How could you forget the joys of all-day beach days, sand-dusted peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches, and a neck-tan line so defined you looked like the recipient of a full-body transplant? Once you got your driver’s license, forget about it—there was no way you weren’t spending every minute of free time in the water, snaking your friends and paddling laps around all the nine-to-five suckers.When it comes to enjoying surfing in its purest, most rapturous form, there’s no other period in a surfer’s life that comes close to the grom years, filled with waves and completely devoid of real responsibility. That’s why every year, this is the most emotionally taxing issue for our staff to create.As we build our Hot 100…

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long live the surf shop

As the Internet continues its inexorable march, stomping all the best parts of human civilization into dust in the name of convenience, one of the first casualties littering the road to the Matrix will surely be the independent retailer. As if the looming specter of big-box chains like Walmart and Costco Pied Pipering the middle class away from Main Street wasn’t bad enough, your local indie retailer also has to fend off Amazon, a company so powerful and entrenched in our culture that it doesn’t even care whether or not it makes a profit on its tablets. And if you listen very closely, you can hear the eager buzzing of a million Amazon drones hovering just over the horizon, waiting to deliver whatever widget we can’t live without right to…

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cartographers anonymous

Dane Gudauskas and Dylan Graves, leaving a powerful Caribbean wedge with broken boards and tweaked bodies.As a lifelong Caribbean explorer, Graves knows the way to many obscure barrels and air ramps.Goodall, finding an easy rhythm in a Caribbean cylinder.It’s a small cove, maybe 100 yards wide, hemmed in by vertical cliffs blanketed by dense foliage cascading down to a pristine white-sand beach. The water is an almost unnatural Kool-Aid blue. From atop the cliffs, you can make out the rock formations beneath the surface of the water and schools of fish darting around them. The cove would be an idyllic place to drop anchor, were it not for the mutant righthand wedge detonating on the rocks and sending shockwaves into the channel.I’m with surfers Dylan Graves, Dane Gudauskas, and Wade…

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bearing the torch

IN THE WINTER of 2011, Korean-Australian shaper Sam Yoon was on the island of Kauai, living out of his van with his wife, Ecco, and their two young children, Moana and Reno. One day a text came through from Jaws paddle-in pioneer Lyle Carlson. “Friday Jaws” was all it said.Two days later, Yoon and his family were making camp on a bluff in an abandoned pineapple field that overlooks Jaws’ fabled reef. “It was night and we could hear the wave breaking,” Yoon recalls. “The whole family was nervous. Ecco knew I was planning to surf, and the kids didn’t know what was happening, but they could feel how tense we both were.”Before dawn the next day, Yoon made his way across the lava boulders that cradle Pe’ahi. He was…

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hot 1oo

MEN01FILIPE TOLEDOUBATUBA, BRAZIL4/16/199502JACK ROBINSONMARGARET RIVER, AUSTRALIA5/3/199703MIKEY WRIGHTCULBURRA BEACH, AUSTRALIA9/14/199604KANOA IGARASHIHUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA2/9/199705YAGO DORAFLORIANÓPOLIS, BRAZIL5/18/199606LEONARDO FIORAVANTIROME, ITALY12/8/199707KOA SMITHKILAUEA, HAWAII1/2/199508PARKER COFFINSANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA9/26/199509NATHAN FLORENCEPUPUKEA, HAWAII6/10/199510MATT BANTINGPORT MACQUARIE, AUSTRALIA6/25/199511SOLI BAILEYBYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA3/12/199612GRIFFIN COLAPINTOSAN CLEMENTE, CALIFORNIA7/29/199813SETH MONIZHONOLULU, HAWAII9/8/199714HIROTO OHHARACHIBA, JAPAN11/14/199615LUCAS SILVEIRAFLORIANÓPOLIS, BRAZIL1/29/199616JOSH MONIZHONOLULU, HAWAII6/27/199617MAKAI MCNAMARASUNSET BEACH, HAWAII3/7/199518NOÉ MAR MCGONAGLEPAVONES, COSTA RICA4/17/199619JAKE MARSHALLENCINITAS, CALIFORNIA11/12/199820BARRON MAMIYAHALEIWA, HAWAII1/27/200021JACOB WILLCOXMARGARET RIVER, AUSTRALIA6/2/199722KAI HINGSUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA5/23/1997There’s never been any question about Jack Robinson’s ability in waves of consequence. The towheaded featherweight has been cool, calm, and collected in heavy tubes practically since birth, and 2015 saw Robinson upping the ante at Teahupoo, Sunset, Pipe (as seen here), and his home breaks in West Oz. (Photo by Ellis)Yago Dora—Florianópolis, Brazil’s high-flying goofyfoot—made a statement last year in the stellar surf film Psychic Migrations, where he hucked himself into all manner…