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Volume 261


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Volume 261

We’re pleased to present our brand new winter edition, Volume 261. It’s dedicated to camaraderie, community and connection, exploring the ties that bind wave riders together all over the globe. 

Inside, we’ll meet the comrades who inspired Chris Burkard at the very start of his cold water career, a transient crew of surfing sailors and a collective of Portuguese photographers pulling together through uncertain times. 

We’ll examine the relationships that flourish in carefully crafted enclaves; a father and daughter among dry-docked boats in the Mexican desert, a motley crew in a French forest and a stream of revellers at an ex-RAF base in West Penwith. 

And we’ll tell stories that reveal how, in times of strife, a passion for riding waves can connect individuals from even the most disparate backgrounds. Including Richie Fitzgerald’s no-holds-barred account of surfing in Ireland during the Troubles and an in-depth look at a group of surfers’ campaign against apartheid. 

On the cover, it’s Wade Goodall by lensman Duncan Macfarlane, with a superb display of teamwork and technical mastery.