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 […]

WHAT IS THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL WAVE?

posted by / Magazine / January 6, 2004

What is the world’s most powerful wave? Pipeline? Maverick’s? Teahupo’o? Jaws? Is it some unnamed, untamed offshore100-footer that crushes cruise […]

ANATOMY OF A 66-FOOT WAVE

posted by / Magazine / January 6, 2004

HEIGHT: 66 feet PERIOD: 18 sec. BREAKING DEPTH: 20 feet DISTANCE TRAVELED: {{{600}}} mi. DEEPWATER SWELL HEIGHT: 15 feet+ DEEPWATER […]

ASK CAPTAIN BLACKSHORTS

posted by / Magazine / January 6, 2004

THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE: Is there really such thing as a {{{100}}}-foot wave? Asked by Guillerme Filoso BLACKSHORTS RESPONDS: One thing’s […]

JAN. 04: TAKEOFF

posted by / Magazine / December 9, 2003

I’ll never forget my first issue of SURFING Magazine. As an 11-year-old towhead who recently decided that chasing waves at […]

SURFING MAGAZINE’S 2003 SHAPER OF THE YEAR: ERIC ARAKAWA

posted by / Magazine / December 5, 2003

In the middle of the ocean, on the edge of the jungle, in an abandoned sugar mill with barren walls […]

20 SURFING COVER FIRSTS

posted by / Magazine / December 5, 2003

The cover shot. In the surf mag world, it’s the holiest of holies. Sponsors top-dollar {{{incentives}}}. Surfers claim kingpin status […]

ASK CAPTAIN BLACKSHORTS

posted by / Magazine / December 5, 2003

THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE: I am conducting a research paper for class and I need to know when the first issue […]

RUB YOUR EYES: WE’RE IN AFRICA

posted by / Magazine / November 7, 2003

SCENE ONE: JUST ONE MORE WAVE I leaned up on my right elbow and felt it sink in the warm, […]

SIMPLE WISDOM

posted by / Magazine / November 7, 2003

Kelly Slater is standing in front of a hushed adoring crowd, hanging on his every utterance, at the Sun Theatre, […]

ASK CAPTAIN BLACKSHORTS

posted by / Magazine / November 7, 2003

THIS MONTH’S CHALLENGE: I used to live in Southern Cali, surfed every day. Then I joined the air force. My […]

TAKEOFF: THE GOLDEN RATIO

posted by / Magazine / October 9, 2003

“Into a perfect work, time does not enter…” — Henry David ThoreauPhil Edwards will always rip. So will Nat Young, […]

THE THEORY

posted by / Magazine / October 9, 2003

RELAXEDEarly 1960s — Phil Edwards, Midget Farrelly, Nat Young, Mike Doyle: surfers who were physically tall, relaxed shoulders, loose arms […]

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