Surfing Issue

The Photography of Chris DeLorenzo

Searching for Meaning in the Waves

With an interest in surf photography, Chris DeLorenzo jumped into the ocean with his camera. Instead, he fell in love with the water.

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Retro, American Cool

5 Heritage Surf Brands, from Head to Toe

The '60s and '70s are described as the golden age of surfing, when the entire California coast donned baggies and "Baja" hoodies . These are the style brands that keep the tradition alive.

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Shred City

The Art of Surfboard Shaping in the Big City

Union Surfboards, based in Brooklyn, provide surfers of all levels with bespoke shred sticks. We chatted with them about process and inner city shaping.

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The Surfrider Foundation

The Group Protecting America’s Surf

What began as a group of surfers protecting their local surf spot has expanded into the largest national organization solely dedicated to America's coastlines.

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From Baja to Brooklyn

How to Make the Perfect Fish Taco

We traveled to Brooklyn, where the executive chef of Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. ran us through the ins and outs of the perfect fish taco, from choosing the right fish to channeling the art of simplicity.

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Paddle Out Protected

The Best Wetsuits to Surf Year Round

For the casual surfer or the diehard, year round or just the summer months, these are the best wetsuits out there.

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Vicarious Swells

15 Great Surf Instagram Accounts

When you're stuck at a desk, in a flyover state, or just someplace where the ocean's flat, open Instagram and surf vicariously through these guys' and girls' feeds.

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KICK, PUSH, COAST...IN A SUIT AND TIE

5 Best Cruiser Skateboards

Kickflips and ollies aren’t requirements to coasting. They're now a viable commuting option. We’ve broken down the best commuting boards, all American made, into categories to better coalesce your eclectic needs.

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Jeremy Flores' Journey

The Highs and Lows of Professional Surfing

Jeremy Flores was a rising star among the world's elite surfers. Tour pressure and a fiery temper, however, left him searching to rediscover his initial love of the sport.

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Interviewing Five Surfers in NYC

5 Pro Surfers Reflect on the Sport’s Changing Tides

Last year, we talked with Kelly Slater, Julian Wilson, Stephanie Gilmore, CJ Hobgood and Coco Ho about the life of a professional surfer amid the sport's transition towards the World Surf League (WSL) in 2015.

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Heighten Your Inseam and Your Confidence

10 Trunks and Board Shorts for Summer

These 10 swim trunks will have you adequately covered this summer — in the water or at the backyard BBQ.

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A '60s Surfer's Haven on the Space Coast

72 Hours in Cocoa Beach

Off the coast of Central Florida, Cocoa Beach was the old stomping ground of America's first astronauts. Today, it's returned to its roots as a small surfing community. Here's where to stay, catch waves and eat tacos.

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Tanning Oil Doesn't Count

8 Summer Essentials that Protect Against the Sun

A sunburn is nothing to joke about. Not only does it hurt, but it greatly increases your chances of getting skin cancer later in life. Here are a few creative ways to block the sun.

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Out Of The Limelight, Into The Sun

Viewfinder: This Is Dane Reynolds

Dane Reynolds sparked controversy in 2012 when he dropped out of competitive surfing. This short film follows him as he seeks to rediscover his inspiration.

Storming the East Coast's best surf town

48 Hours of Sun and Swell in Montauk

When we invited Forest Woodward, one of our favorite photographers, to Montauk for the weekend, we had no idea we’d be graced with the best waves we’ve seen in years.

Photo Essay
Bringing wild shores to your mundane coffee table

Photo Essay: Distant Shores

Surf photographer Chris Burkard’s latest project is a 180-page hardcover with photos from diverse locations including Alaska, Chile, Iceland, India and Japan. These photos, which Burkard shared with GP, document his adventures traveling across the world as he captured photos of surfers and the natural world they inhabit.

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Giving "Chillwave" a New Meaning

Gray Skies, Snow, and Surfing

In New England, winter surfers spend the summer dreaming of frigid waters, storms and angry seas.

Armoring up for battle with frigid surf

Kit: Winter Surfing

When it comes time to hit the surf and temps are in the 30s rather than the 70s, the right gear is the difference between channeling Bodhi and becoming intimate with the symptoms of hypothermia. While it's admittedly tough to be toasty in water less than half your body's normal temperature, with the right kit you can at least pursue your hobby and live to tell about it. Below are our picks for the gear you'll need for winter surfing.

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Portrait of a Surf Photographer's Life

Viewfinder: Dark Side of the Lens

Mickey Smith lives behind the camera, treading water and capturing extreme surfers while avoiding waves, sharks and loose surfboards. This is the story of his passionate pursuit of the perfect surfing moment.

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Lifelong surf legend

30 Minutes With: Robert August

If you’re looking for a lesson in the good life, look no further than Robert August. At 18 he starred in The Endless Summer, the first great surfing film, taking him on a seven-month world tour of uncharted breaks. The rest, as they say, is history. August went on to launch an eponymous line of surfboards, which he still shapes today. We caught up with him at Witch’s Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, to talk about parenting, lamb chops and the difference between monkeys and people.

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Board meeting

Surf’s Up: 5 Great All-Around Surfboards

Choosing a surfboard is no simple matter. There are lots of factors to consider, like the shape of the board, the size, rocker and rails, tails and fins. There are eggs and fish -- and we’re not talking about breakfast options. The ideal board for beginners is long, wide and thick since it's stable for both paddling and for taking off on a wave. Here are five that fit that description to a T.

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A Gear Patrol Film

On Location: Oakley Pro Bali, Indonesia

When we catch a glimpse of the surfing community, we always slap our heads collectively and wonder why we didn't pursue a life of beaches, sun, and drinks with little umbrellas. We had one such moment this summer. Fortunately, there was plenty of time to reflect on our life decisions while enjoying the beaches, sun and drinks with little umbrellas in Bali, Indonesia, where we covered the Oakley Pro Bali, the fifth stop of the year on the pro surfing tour.

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