AUGUST ’04: THE SLATER TEST

posted by / Magazine / July 7, 2004

Kelly Slater would make a damn good boss. He has a competitive drive that’s contagious. He rarely raises his voice. […]

OUT OF THE DEEP

posted by / Magazine / June 15, 2004

Tom Carroll couldn’t believe his eyes. “Straightaway {{{Jimmy}}} just boosts this air and starts to rip this super tight, super […]

INTO THE FOOD CHAIN

posted by / Magazine / June 15, 2004

At first I thought it was a little shark, swimming curiously in to look at an intruder on this bare […]

60 SECONDS

posted by / Magazine / June 7, 2004

In the cosmos of surfing there is God, there is Mother Nature, and there is Dr. Kerry Black. At 53 […]

FURTHER: THE SEARCH FOR NOW

posted by / Magazine / June 7, 2004

The fisherman paddles his dugout canoe to the side of the boat, dwarfed by the {{{100}}}-foot Indo Jiwa. His dark […]

BIRTH OF A SURFBOARD: STEPS TWO AND THREE

posted by / Magazine / May 12, 2004

“Daddy, where do surfboards come from?” Silly question, right? Not really. Ask a guy who built his board, and most […]

TOP 10 SHAPERS OF ALL TIME

posted by / Magazine / May 12, 2004

To the average soccer mom or baseball fan, one surfboard pretty much looks like all the others. But as surfers, […]

BIRTH OF A SURFBOARD: PART ONE

posted by / Magazine / May 5, 2004

“Daddy, where do surfboards come from?” Silly question, right? Not really. Ask a guy who built his board, and most […]

JUNTA: THE DYLAN GRAVES INTERVIEW

posted by / Magazine / April 20, 2004

If Brian Toth is PR’s Mike Tyson then Dylan Graves is it’s Barishnikov, the most mesmerizing combination of grace and […]

OUT OF THE COLD

posted by / Magazine / April 20, 2004

Big, nasty rock spires a half-mile offshore and three fathoms below the surface. Howling winds, pelting rain and massive swells […]

JUNTA: THE BRIAN TOTH INTERVIEW

posted by / Magazine / April 6, 2004

Jorge Machuca. Edwin Santos. Alberto Licha. Waldo Oliver. Rafael Llompart. Juan Ashton. Pablo Diaz. William “Chino” Sue-A-Quan. Otto Flores. Carlos […]

ASK CAPTAIN BLACKSHORTS

posted by / Magazine / April 6, 2004

THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE: Who was the first person to do an aerial? Asked by {{{Jimmy}}} Boyes Well, wee Jimmy, for […]

OUT THE BACK

posted by / Magazine / March 24, 2004

Digging through tea leaves. Pressing lumps from fowl intestines. Even feeling the kinks in a young prince’s kaka. For whatever […]

THE REEF WITH NO NAME

posted by / Magazine / March 24, 2004

What you’re about to read is entirely true, although we’ve blurred the details to protect the adventurous. No Photoshop trickery […]

60 SECONDS

posted by / Magazine / March 11, 2004

From the strongest god to the smallest pebble, when it comes ancient Hawaiian practices on the North Shore, there’s only […]

ROCK DANCE

posted by / Magazine / March 11, 2004

The North Shore of Oahu has rhythm. A tireless, chaotic, unpredictable rhythm. Its tempo may change with each new swell, […]

WHO’S NEXT: ERIC REBIERE

posted by / Magazine / February 13, 2004

What if there were no Americans on the WCT? That’s what happened to Europe when they lost Great Britain’s Russell […]

ASK CAPTAIN BLACKSHORTS

posted by / Magazine / February 13, 2004

THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE: I’m a 14-year-old surfer from San Diego and I was wondering: what is the best way to […]

WHO’S NEXT: SHANE BESCHEN

posted by / Magazine / February 2, 2004

Look out world. After being knocked off the WCT in 2001 — then knocked around by the ‘QS in 2002 […]

THE TEN BEST WAVES IN THE WORLD:SUPERBANK

posted by / Magazine / January 6, 2004

OK, this is weird. Five years ago the place wouldn’t have made our list — not because nobody had ever […]

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