Editor’s Note: Volume 58, Number 3

Editor's Note: Volume 58, Number 3

It was a warm September afternoon in Hossegor, France, back in 2012, and I was sitting on the sprawling deck of a vacation rental surrounded by Craig Anderson, Nate Tyler, Dion Agius, and Dane Reynolds—basically the freesurfing equiv[...]

In The Hot Seat: Yago Dora

In The Hot Seat: Yago Dora

In author Paul Coelho’s The Alchemist, the Brazilian author writes about the “principal of favorability,” or beginner’s luck, and describes it as life’s way of helping you achieve your destiny. Brazil’s Yago Dora should tak[...]

People Who Surf: Anna Ehrgott

People Who Surf: Anna Ehrgott

Wishing we could have a proper interview over a surf, Anna Ehrgott settled on patching me in through a crackling FaceTime connection. “Morocco is amazing,” Anna said over the dogs barking in her background. It’s no surprise that [...]

R.I.P. Dick Catri: 1938-2017

R.I.P. Dick Catri: 1938-2017

East Coast surfing pioneer Dick Catri passed away at his home in Melbourne, FL, on Monday morning due to complications from a recent series of strokes. Sometimes referred to as the Godfather of East Coast surfing, Catri played a major [...]

Russell Bierke’s Back At It

Interview: Russell Bierke's Back At It

During Finals Day of the 2017 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach last month, 19-year-old Russell Bierke paddled out at a big-wave spot around the corner from the contest site and ended up in the hospital. “It was big, glassy, and nice, lik[...]

The Barrels The Basque Built

Inside The Barrels The Basque Built

Deep in the lush, woodland hills of the Basque Country, rocky, unpaved roads wind down to a riverside canyon, where a river, flush with spring thaw, feeds the pool at Wavegarden’s prototype: The Cove. Karin Frisch, her husband Josema[...]