EXPLOREMY LIBRARY
searchclose
shopping_cart_outlined
exit_to_app
category_outlined / Sports
SurferSurfer

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.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Media Operations, Inc
Read Morekeyboard_arrow_down
SUBSCRIBE
$8.99
8 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

access_time1 min.
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.…

access_time3 min.
grom envy

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 list, which highlights the…

access_time5 min.
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…

access_time10 min.
cartographers anonymous

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 Goodall, along with photographer Tom Carey, and we’re somewhere in the Caribbean, two days into a spontaneous swell chase based on some promising intel from Graves. He’s had his eye on this wave for quite some time, and…

access_time12 min.
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…

access_time7 min.
hot 1oo

MEN 01 FILIPE TOLEDO UBATUBA, BRAZIL 4/16/1995 02 JACK ROBINSON MARGARET RIVER, AUSTRALIA 5/3/1997 03 MIKEY WRIGHT CULBURRA BEACH, AUSTRALIA 9/14/1996 04 KANOA IGARASHI HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA 2/9/1997 05 YAGO DORA FLORIANÓPOLIS, BRAZIL 5/18/1996 06 LEONARDO FIORAVANTI ROME, ITALY 12/8/1997 07 KOA SMITH KILAUEA, HAWAII 1/2/1995 08 PARKER COFFIN SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA 9/26/1995 09 NATHAN FLORENCE PUPUKEA, HAWAII 6/10/1995 10 MATT BANTING PORT MACQUARIE, AUSTRALIA 6/25/1995 11 SOLI BAILEY BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA 3/12/1996 12 GRIFFIN COLAPINTO SAN CLEMENTE, CALIFORNIA 7/29/1998 13 SETH MONIZ HONOLULU, HAWAII 9/8/1997 14 HIROTO OHHARA CHIBA, JAPAN 11/14/1996 15 LUCAS SILVEIRA FLORIANÓPOLIS, BRAZIL 1/29/1996 16 JOSH MONIZ HONOLULU, HAWAII 6/27/1996 17 MAKAI MCNAMARA SUNSET BEACH, HAWAII 3/7/1995 18 NOÉ MAR MCGONAGLE PAVONES, COSTA RICA 4/17/1996 19 JAKE MARSHALL ENCINITAS, CALIFORNIA 11/12/1998 20 BARRON MAMIYA HALEIWA, HAWAII 1/27/2000 21 JACOB WILLCOX MARGARET RIVER, AUSTRALIA 6/2/1997 22 KAI HING SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA 5/23/1997 23 LUKE SHEPARDSON HALEIWA, HAWAII 5/26/1995 24 DEIVID SILVA GUARAJÁ, BRAZIL 2/10/1995 25 VICTOR BERNARDO GUARAJÁ, BRAZIL 8/2/1997 26 MATAHI DROLLET TEAHUPOO, TAHITI 11/2/1997 27 CAM RICHARDS GARDEN CITY BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA 9/25/1995 28 KALANI DAVID SUNSET BEACH, HAWAII 11/4/1997 29 SLADE PRESTWICH DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA 2/24/1995 30 NOMME MIGNOT SAYULITA, MEXICO 5/31/1997 31 NATXO GONZALES PLENTZIA, SPAIN 9/20/1995 32 MITCH PARKINSON COOLANGATTA, AUSTRALIA 1/20/1996 33 LUKE HYND BURLEIGH HEADS, AUSTRALIA 2/19/1996 34 TIM BISSO SAINT-FRANCOIS, GUADELOUPE 2/24/1997 35 TAYLOR CLARK ENCINITAS, CALIFORNIA 9/23/1995 36 RUSSELL BIERKE ULLADULLA, AUSTRALIA 7/16/1997 37 PAT CURREN SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA 11/13/1996 38 RILEY LAING NORTH ENTRANCE, AUSTRALIA 10/1/1998 39 SAMUEL PUPO SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL 10/27/2000 40 NOAH SCHWEIZER NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FLORIDA 10/17/1995 41 LANDON MCNAMARA SUNSET BEACH, HAWAII 9/16/1996 42 STEVIE PITTMAN ATLANTIC BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA 4/17/2000 43 HIROTO ARAI YOKOHAMA, JAPAN 5/24/1995 44 IMAIKALANI DEVAULT MAKAWAO, HAWAII 11/12/1997 45 EALA STEWART HONOLULU, HAWAII 7/9/1995 46 COLT WARD SAN CLEMENTE, CALIFORNIA 4/28/1997 47 SEBASTIAN WILLIAMS OAXACA, MEXICO 5/3/2000 48 DYLAN LIGHTFOOT JEFFREYS BAY, SOUTH AFRICA 1/12/1995 49 JACOB DAVIS CAPO BEACH, CALIFORNIA 1/18/1997 50 NIC HDEZ SANTA…

help