CURRENT ISSUE: NO. 582

Photographer Nolan Sullivan captures a moment of pure stoke in Mexico between good friends Trey Martinho (rider) & Coleman Langstaff. Nolan returned with wild tales of crashing weddings, cocaine-fuelled surf guides and slinky right points, and you’ll find the full story inside.We also profile Dakoda Walters, a 20-year-old, whippet-framed regular-footer from Angourie. Al Mackinnon takes us on a journey through Yorkshire, the childhood home of Captain James Cook. And our pictorial feature drops you into the world of the intrepid Ted Grambeau. Plus plenty more to keep your brain fizzing.

INSIDE THE ISSUE

THE CURE FOR COVID IS UP YOUR NOSE

A Group of Friends Head South of the Border Where They Encounter Competitive Longboarders, Dicey Roadblocks, Fantasy Barrels and a Cocaine Fuelled Fortress.

WRITTEN & PHOTOGRAPHED BY NOLAN SULLIVAN

A few months ago, young American photographer, Nolan Sullivan, reached out to say he was going on a Mexican sojourn with a few friends and a bunch of different boards. Languishing under COVID restrictions, which stipulated no travel beyond a 5km radius, we desperately needed someone to live vicariously through. Nolan returned with wild tales of crashing weddings, cocaine-fuelled surf guides and slinky right points. Meanwhile, his photos fed a yearning to abandon all other plans and chase down the fabled right points of Oaxaca. As international travel becomes a thing again, Mexico is no doubt going to be high on the hit list for many.

DYNAMIC HYPNOTIC

When Dakoda Walters Takes Off, You Can’t Look Away.

WRITTEN BY LUKE KENNEDY

In our major interview we meet Dakoda Walters, a 20-year-old, whippet-framed regular-footer from Angourie, whose surfing marries soulful lines with aerial originality. You can find out why Dakoda is perfectly poised to borrow from every sub-genre of surfing and weave it all into one, unpredictable and highly entertaining act.

TED GRAMBEAU: INTREPID CALLING

The Roaming Lens of the Gentleman Photographer.

WRITTEN & PHOTOGRAPHED BY TED GRAMBEAU

Our pictorial feature drops you into the world of the intrepid Ted Grambeau. Over the past four decades, big Ted has been a prolific traveller and surf lensman. He has released a book as part of The Surfer’s Journal ‘Masters of Surf Photography’ series and more recently published his own photographic tome ‘Adventures in Light.’  Ted’s mesmerising photos in this issue are accompanied by compelling anecdotes; little nuggets that illustrate how the photographer follows his muse – hanging with Curren, dodging polar bears and riding motorbikes the length of South America. The stories remind us that many factors go into to producing photos that resonate with an irrefutable magic.

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POSEIDON'S PLAYGROUND

The Godly Realm Where a Young Grommet Named Captain Cook First Fell Under the Spell of the Sea.

WRITTEN & PHOTOGRAPHED BY AL MACKINNON

Sunshine coast surfer Dimity Stoyle aka ‘Shimmy Disco’ is perhaps the ultimate independent modern surfer. To support her pro surfing aspirations she DJ’s at parties and events, while also moonlighting as a WSL commentator. Now Dimity is determined to reclaim her position on the CT… she just has to pull herself away from the Superbank barrels she has become famous for snagging.

WHY SO SERIOUS?

Has the Endless Summer Turned Into an Endless Bummer?

WRITTEN BY BEN MONDY

Ever since Bruce Browne spiced up ‘The Endless Summer’ with a little cornball narration and some cute one-liners, humour has played a part in surf culture. Ben Mondy reflects on the curious relationship between surfing and funny. From Tubesteak to Captain Goodvibes and Sterling Spencer, this is a hilarious ride through an alternate history of surfing.

TRAPPED IN PARADISE

Living and Surfing on a Lonely Coast.

WRITTEN BY TOM DE SOUZA

If it’s adventure you seek, Tom de Souza reminds us that you need not look beyond our sunburnt country. Roaming isolated stretches of the Oz coastline, de Souza befriends fringe-dwelling locals, surfs alone in notoriously sharky waters and discovers that in some coastal towns the mice are more feared than the man-eaters. If you are considering a trip around Australia then this is an insightful and realistic portrayal of exactly what you might expect.

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