The Storms Are Coming

The Storms Are Coming

SURFER’s meteorologist Nathan Cool is passionate about weather. So much so that when several anomalies and weather-related disasters began popping up after the 2015-2016 El Niño season, Cool decided to connect the dots. His comp[...]

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 16lbs, th[...]

Tom Blake was a Badass

Tom Blake was a Badass

Tom Blake was a man's man, a jack of all trades and one of modern surfing's most decorated forefathers. This book, Tom Blake: The Uncommon Journey of a Pioneer Waterman, is a comprehensive look at his life and legacy. This review is an[...]

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[...]