The U.S. War Department (and its contributions to surf meteorology), the rebirth of Cape St. Francis, one terrifying European slab, and a dystopian wave garden all make it into the consommé in Volume 24.6. Kassia Meador, Jamie O’Brien, plein air artist John Comer, and assorted waveforms deepen the stock.
Page One: Guided by very little fin-and-tail contact, but drawing on a wealth of generational knowledge passed down by her father, Emi Erickson navigates the drop at Waimea. Interior spreads of TSJ 24.5 visit the alleys and shore dump of Cabo, examine modern tech performance with Dane Reynolds, sample the flash art of ink-worker Brodie Jackson, and take a deep draught of West Oz’s good oil.
Issue 24.4 is bookended by a North Shore appointment with Mason Ho and a Portuguese tube session with Kelly Slater. Between, we wander from a snowbound slab in the Baltic Sea to the architecture-and-design studio of Stephen Alesch. The package is rounded out with features on graphic sensei Mike Salisbury, Java by land, and pack-surfing the Pacific Northwest.
In our midyear offering, we visit the past and present of one of the best waves in Indonesia, peel through the archives of Australian film and mag progenitor Bob Evans, and jump on modern expeditions in Madagascar, Central America, and New Zealand.