New SURFER Gear is Here

New SURFER Gear is Here

In SURFER’s nearly 60 years, the pages of the mag have seen it all—revolutionary surfboard designs, exotic wave discoveries, psychedelic art movements, obscene amounts of neon, and oh so much more. For our new line of SURFE[...]

Sterling Spencer Breaks Down His Surreal New Film, “Join The Dance”

Sterling Spencer Discusses new film

When I open a message from Gulf Coast surf icon and absurdist-comedy filmmaker Sterling Spencer, I find not only a link to watch his new movie, "Join the Dance", but also a set of instructions. Apparently, to properly digest the film, [...]

The Doherty Report: Jalan Jalan

The Doherty Report: Jalan Jalan

I thought I was shrooming when the screen resolved into view from Bali this morning. There was Gabby Medina sitting there waiting for a wave, but, was I tripping? It appeared to be raining cartoon plastic bottles all around him. It see[...]

New Wave Pool Announced in England

New Wave Pool Announced in England

The British are frothing. Well, some of those who enjoy surfing artificial waves and live in the south coast town of Bournemouth are, anyway, following the announcement of a new surf resort called “Lagoon Project”. Lagoon P[...]

The House that Pipe Built

The House that Pipe Built

If you've spent any time there at all, it may be difficult to imagine, but Pipeline wasn't always the spotlight-illuminated headliner on surfing's main stage: the North Shore of Oahu. Until the late '60s, that distinction belonged to t[...]

The 39-Year-Old Mother and Paramedic Who Broke a Big-Wave World Record

Inside Andrea Moller's World Record Wave

For many of the most elite surfers in the world, finding the time to jump on the phone to talk about a recent accomplishment is a matter of fitting it in between surfs. But for 39-year-old big wave surfer Andrea Moller, originally from[...]

The Cape of Mild Trepidation

The Cape of Mild Trepidation

I made my choice early. I watched Johnny Florence's heat from Keramas while they waited for the swell at to fill in at Shipstern. I watched 10 minutes from Bali and that was enough for me. Keramas was tiny. It was the still-meaningless[...]