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Golden Lagundri Bay, turquoise slabs, crystal-clear Tahiti, and more

When you take off and watch a wave feather more than twenty yards down the line. When the high-line becomes part of your maneuver repertoire. When your legs burn less than halfway through your ride. When walking back up to the take-off spot is a better decision than paddling all the way back out. Yeah, pointbreaks are pretty awesome. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. And in this edit, Jack Lynch will reaffirm a surfer’s love for such a wave.

There’s a pretty simple (and oft ignored) recipe for a good time in mushy surf : A) one heaping scoop of Positivity (like that of Dane Gudauskas, for instance), and B) a Twin Fin. Torren Martyn knows the combo well, and when he popped up in Central America with his stable of twinnies and an ear-to-ear grin, it was always going to be a pleasure to watch.

We all dream differently. We all desire different things. So when posed with a question–Is Nias’ Lagundri Bay the regular-footers’ dream?–the answer is subjective. Terrified of shallow reefs and steep drops? It’s likely your nightmare. But for Gabriel Sodre, he’s not coming out of those barrels, praising the high heavens for no reason. He’s in that dream. His heaven is a reality. And that reality is Lagundri Bay, Nias, Heaven on Regularfoot Earth.

It might be as crowded, polluted, noisy, and busy as a lot of other places in the world, but Indonesia still remains a place where you can find great waves and great vibes, just focusing on what really matters: surfing. For visiting filmmaker Alessio Saraifoger and surfer Eros Exarhou the recipe was simple — get to Southeast Asia’s top surf destination, bounce around from spot to spot, stack a healthy amount of clips, and have a blast doing it. The Indo hype is real, and for good reason.

Nias has clearly been pumping, and Jerome Sayhoun and Matt Bromley, two tube savvy Africans from polar opposite sides of the continent (Sayhoun’s basically Moroccan royaltyBromley hails from South Africa), convened on the famed Indonesian right hander, enjoying their fair share of deep, draining pits.

Legend has it that Saint Brendan (San Borondon) and his Irish-Catholic followers stumbled upon a mythical island west of North Africa in the year 512. The island was later named after the monastic navigator and appeared on a few maps during Columbus’ day, but from the nineteenth century onward, reported sightings of the land mass were less frequent, and soon fell away entirely. But the spirit of exploration in the Canary Islands still lives, especially if you’re looking for treasures and terrors in the guise of North Atlantic slabs, brought to you in beautiful cinematography from Director Rayco Cano. Featured surfers include Alexander Zirke, Ayoze Fernandez, Daniel Bruch, Vilayta, and Manuel Lezcano.

While the majority of us get caught up in our little rat race — chasing dollars, women, waves (if you’re lucky), and what have you — desert rat Ry Craike is kicked back in West Oz, tossing tail and throwing fins, getting barreled off his rocker, just like he has been for the last however many years. There’s no point in leaving home when the waves are that good at home.

Code Red, Code Orange, Code _____. The colors of a Tahitian swell pale in comparison to the island’s true spectrum. Enjoy a palette only the South Pacific can provide, featuring Benji Brand, Brent Bielmann, and Tereva David.