SURFER Magazine

April 2012

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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?

  • Prewired

    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.

  • Open Season

    Sean Collins pioneered surfing’s most utilitarian science, but now that he’s gone, who will protect surf forecasting’s secrets?

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