FEB ’05: GENESIS

posted by / Magazine / December 28, 2004

FOUR PROS PLAY GOD IN THE SHAPING ROOM HIC veteran Wade Tokoro has been shaping Jamie O’Brien’s boards for over

FEB ’05: SHAPER OF THE YEAR

posted by / Magazine / December 28, 2004

SURFING MAGAZINE’S 2004 SHAPER OF THE YEAR: AL MERRICK The first thing you’ll notice when you enter Al Merrick’s unmarked

JAN ’05: CAMP HOBGOOD

posted by / Magazine / December 9, 2004

{{{CJ}}} Hobgood looks like he’s seen a ghost. “We need a truck and we need a chain — fast!” he

JAN ’05: CALL OF THE WILD

posted by / Magazine / November 30, 2004

An interview with “Wolf Pack” leader Kala Alexander Every visiting North Shore surfer has the same recurring nightmare. It involves

LET THERE BE TWIN-FINS!

posted by / Magazine / November 5, 2004

We know what you’re thinking. “Great. Another old dude trying to bring back some washed-up design and squeeze a few

THE CASE FOR BRUCE IRONS

posted by / Magazine / November 1, 2004

Bruce Irons is eggy. The late-afternoon, Huntington sun has him lit up like a neon sign on the corner of

IF THEY WEREN’T SURF STARS

posted by / Magazine / November 1, 2004

Pat O’Connell, Clown For Hire, Crusty Inc. “A long time ago I got tagged as this happy-go-lucky guy, always laughing

CROSSING OVER

posted by / Magazine / September 28, 2004

“I can’t believe this is happening — again!” Taylor Knox couldn’t help but voice his frustration. In front of 25,000

MADE IN MALAYSIA

posted by / Magazine / September 28, 2004

Taj Burrow is frothing. “This is the best thing I’ve ever done in my life,” he says. “Forget calling Macaronis

THE TOP 16 SURFERS OF ALL TIME

posted by / Magazine / August 30, 2004

Performance. That’s all we’re talking about. No Dukes. No Blakes. No Freeths. No Docs. These are the 16 surfers who

WHAT IS THE ESSENCE OF BEING A SURFER?

posted by / Magazine / August 30, 2004

What’s the essence of being a surfer? If it’s individuality, then why are there surf clubs? Surf clothes?If it’s freedom,

THE SCHOOLING OF JOEL PARKINSON

posted by / Magazine / August 23, 2004

Joel is on his way to prenatal classes. It’s an experience he’ll be sharing with not only his lovely partner

LARRY LIGHT

posted by / Magazine / August 9, 2004

Larry “Flame” Moore tells his story like he does everything: with tremendous attention to detail. From the number of stop

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,

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