About the Mag
Known as "the bible of the sport," SURFER Magazine has been the foremost authority on surf culture since its founding in 1960. Every issue is packed with award-winning photography, provocative interviews, and travel features to the world's most exotic surf locales.
In This Issue
The Surf Gene
Is surfing ability written into our genetic code?
The Science of Stoke
Brad Melekian delves into the psychology behind our saltwater obsession.
The 11th Wave
Recreating the ocean’s waves has been on surfers’ wish lists for decades, but now that legitimate artificial waves are a reality, should we be having second thoughts?
Synaptic maps in our brains program the way we surf. But it’s up to us to make sure they’re running the right code.
Sean Collins pioneered surfing’s most utilitarian science, but now that he’s gone, who will protect surf forecasting’s secrets?