Baby Cobras, Young Shooters: DJ Struntz

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Baby CobrasSURFING Senior Staff Photographers tell how they got their starts — when there wasn’t a contest like this

DJ Struntz worked his way from a graduate degree in Biology to a staff photographer position at SURFING

Chas Goes Right: the Republican National Convention

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Chas is greeted by campaign managers, senators and J-Lo’s fiat — all in “cracker country”

The “surf vote” gets him in the convention

Julian Wilson + Jordy Smith // Reunion Island // 2:35

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They didn’t go to Reunion to surf St. Leu, but when the swell got too big, it was the only option

Jules and Jords trade off lefts. It’s a healthy rivalry, obviously

Cory Lopez // Costa Rica // 4:13

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Matt Biolos calls him the “hardest working man in surfing”

The label apparent in his last Central American voyage

Maxime Huscenot // Reunion Island + J Bay // 4:33

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Flawless Reunion island straight into pumping Jeffreys Bay

Jeremy Flores protege in training

Julian Wilson // Reunion Island // 2:41

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The November issue will feature Julian Wilson and Jordy Smith facing off in puntable Reunion Island conditions

Aerial surfing of new magnitudes. Lets get technical

Chas Goes Right

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Follow SURFING’s Chas Smith through Florida to see if his deep-seeded disdain for the Sunshine State is warranted, or if he falls in love.

With notes from the surf and the Republican National Convention. #chasgoesright

TWLOHA: Fears vs Dreams

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To Write Love On Her Arms asks the surf world: “What’s your biggest fear and what’s your greatest dream?”

Innermost feelings reveled. What are your fears and dreams?

October 2012 Issue Wallpaper

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From ink to pixels, the Brazil issue imagery gets formatted specially for your desktop

So daze off between emails and spreadsheets to south of the equator

Rob Machado // Frame of Mind // 3:52

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Rob on Al Merrick, surfboard experimentation, playing music, and linking maneuvers

“In order to move forward we need to look to the past to see where we came from.” — Rob Machado

Unfiltered Mayhem

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…Lost’s Matt Biolos sends a poignant message to America’s surfing youth.

Freedom of speech, a beautiful thing

Thornton, Cohen, Schweizer // Mainland Mexico // 3:05

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An extended stay in Mexico’s wild west looks and sounds a bit like an extended Corona commercial

The boys will drink to that

Pedro Scooby // Mainland Mexico // 1:54

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Lining up at this beachie isn’t a problem when you’ve got a four stroke

Scooby enjoys the fruits of his jet ski driver’s labor

Kolohe Andino // San Clemente // 5:39

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Kolohe puts on a clinic in his backyard before being sent to the clinic for ankle x-rays

“He’s America’s Mick Fanning,” says Jimmicane. Would you concur?

Greasy + Lemmy (Mick + Parko) // Doped Youth // 3:54

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Congrats to Greasy and Lemmy on meeting up in the final at the Billabong Pro Tahiti!

Now some comedy from the Coolie boys

Baby Cobras, Young Scribes: Chas Smith

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Baby CobrasSURFING Staff Writers tell how they got their starts — when there wasn’t a contest like this

Chas Smith found his start in the Middle East of all places. Right underneath Osama Bin Laden’s nose.

You Are Here: Jack Coleman, Filmmaker

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You Are Here, Nathan MyersHe’s a celluloid man living in a digital age…

…and if he can’t make dollars, at least he makes sense.

WAR(d) Stories: International Man of Mystery // 18:03

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He’s got a magnetic attraction on women from all over the world

“His chick is his chick, but your chick is also, his chick”

Kyuss King // Queensland, Australia // 2:05

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He’s 11. Barely double digits. He’s got flowing blond locks and a grill to match.

Obviously taken a page from John John’s playbook

Billy Hopkins // Southern California // 2:01

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Billy who? Kid’s got pop.

Or hops? Massive air reverse at 1:07.

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