Heavy Lifting

Heavy Lifting

When Jim Heimann’s Surfing: 1778-2015 (Taschen, $200) arrived here at the SURFER offices, it was wheeled in on a hand truck and made an earth-shaking thud when it was dropped on my desk. At 13”x 19.5” and weighing just shy of 16l[...]

Richard Kenvin’s “Surf Craft”

Richard Kenvin’s “Surf Craft”

SURF CRAFT By Richard Kenvin $29.95 at The MIT Press Until just a few weeks ago, San Diego’s Mingei International Museum featured an exhibition charting the art and history of surfboards, curated by bespectacled hydrodynamics ent[...]

Plight of the Torpedo People

Plight of the Torpedo People

It’s a visual journey through the lenses of Burkard and Malloy, a reminder that it is not solely the sport of surfing we love, but the art of riding waves in the ocean itself that we hold onto so dearly. “Rarely have I had the oppo[...]

A Golden Age

A Golden Age

A chronicle of the Shortboard Revolution and a view of the quieter moments in between. Punctuated by the radical changes in design and performance that followed, and captioned by Witzig throughout with insightful observations and wry b[...]