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More of the Same Same Collected Thoughts 130: Year of the fucking drone.

“So here we are. 2017. Year of the fucking drone. We’re pretty far behind schedule, according to Marty McFly. But...
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Mitch Coleborn in Indonesia Collected Thoughts 129

“Surfing will always have those off-moments that make you pause and really appreciate the place we get to play.” —Nate...
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The Inside Section Collected Thoughts 128: Nate Lawrence is at it again

Editor’s Note: Nate doesn’t realize how messed up this is, sending us these insane, casual lineups from the weekend when we’re...
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A John John Florence Prediction Collected Thoughts 127: Nate Lawrence chimes in on the sporting side of things

“There’s been plenty to talk about with the WSL recently. Most of it about the horrible advertisements and even worse...
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My Indo Dream Wave Collected Thoughts 126: Nate Lawrence and the wave that started his Indo Obsession

“For the better part of my teenage years I drooled at photos of this wave. I still do today” —Nate...
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More Photography from “Hello, Sea” Craig, Chippa, Lee, Dillon, Yago and Eric photographed by Nate Lawrence and Timothy Ridenour

Well, you can’t call them unproductive. What was relayed back to our HQ as a potential skunk sure yielded a...
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John John Florence, 14 for Five years Collected Thoughts 124

Looking at this photo, it seems like so long ago. John John was this young, long haired blonde kid who...
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Photography from “Hello, Sea” A photo gallery featuring Chippa, Craig, Dillon, Lee, Eric and Yago in Indo

These boys are damn photogenic thats’ for sure. By now you’ve heard the trip may not have been the oily...
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Watch Julian Wilson in “Wayward” One of the best surf vids we’ve seen in a long time

I’ve long thought Julian Wilson, on paper, would be a thoroughly complete world champ. He has a bulletproof, textbook style, all...
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Watch “Hello, Sea” A new What Youth short film starring Craig Anderson, Chippa Wilson, Yago Dora, Dillon Perillo, Eric Geiselman and Lee Wilson

A surfing boat trip through the Mentawais is usually a dream trip. And hell, maybe this one was too —...
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Yago Dora, Indonesia, 2016 Collected Thoughts 122

“There was a time in my life that I could do nothing except think about Macaroni’s. Like every day I...
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Kolohe Andino, Bali 2013 Collected Thoughts 121

“Nobody’s perfect, and we love that.” —Nate Lawrence
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A good looking cutting room floor Issue 17 is ready for ink, here’s a peek

Full disclosure: We didn’t plan it like this. But as we’ve learned along the way, that’s so very OK. Hell,...
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Dion Agius, Hossegor, 2015 Collected Thoughts 120

“I first saw Dion on the cover of Transworld Surf magazine. It was a D.Hump flash photo that popped Dion...
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Collected Thoughts 119 Nate Lawrence mind surfing Indonesia

“I always look at photos of Greenbush, and wonder why the guy isn’t taking off behind the peak…” —Nate Lawrence
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Collected Thoughts 118 Stretch Surfboards shaping room, 2013

“I’ve always had a fascination with surfboard shapers. Mainly because they are really weird and mostly crazy. And I like...
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Mason Ho doesn’t have bad surfs Collected Thoughts 117 with Nate Lawrence

“Does Mason ever have a bad surf? Nope.” —Nate Lawrence
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Dane Reynolds, Honest in Chapter 11 Collected Thoughts 116

“If you haven’t already watched Dane’s new film, Chapter 11, go watch it now. It is one of the most...
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When Obama got Elected Collected Thoughts 115: Nate Lawrence’s view from abroad

I was in Senegal, West Africa when Obama got inaugurated for the first time. There was a sense of excitement...

Frame Grabs aren’t taking over. Yet. Collected Thoughts 114: Nate Lawrence on the new Canon 1DX Mark II

I recently saw a photo from a Canon event where editors from Surfing Magazine were giving a talk. A big...
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Gunner Day Mind Pump Collected Thoughts 110

“A three week flat spell led to an over-hyped swell. The over-hyped swell led to a crowded lineup. The crowded...
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Have Surf Magazines Lost their Minds? Collected Thoughts 109

Have surf magazines lost their minds? First off, surf photographers have always been creepy people. Writers, not much better. But...
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Too Much Perfect in Indonesia Collected Thoughts 108

Living in Bali has it’s perks. It’s cheap, warm and has waves all year round. It also has it’s downsides....
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Nate Lawrence nearly robbed To get you this Collected Thought Number 107 lineup shot

I nearly got robbed trying to get a lineup shot. I probably deserved it though. After all, I am exposing...

Dillon Perillo, Indo Collected Thoughts 106: “Dillon lost his mind out here, which is kind of like finding it for him.”

On an island in remote Indonesia, Dillon Perillo can finally surf again. 5 hour sessions in the middle of the...
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What Youth Issue 15 On Sale Now in the What Youth Shop

What Youth Issue 15 is hot (pink) off the press today and on sale now. Inside you’ll find a lot...
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Nate Lawrence Portrait Series From Everything’s Wrong but in the Right Place

Nate Lawrence knows how to travel. He’s spent enough time in terminals, on boats, ferries and planes and in the water...

Padang Cup Through Mason’s Eyes Couldn’t think of a better tour guide

The Padang Cup just ended and the win went to Indonesian surfer Mega Semadhi. But just in case you’re missing all those...
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Mega Semadhi wins the Padang Cup A Contest We can definitely get behind

The Padang Cup has always been one of the few contests that we can get behind. The dudes who come...
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“Happy’s” 10 tips for the Mentawais The unexpected can often be the most welcome

James “Happy” Anderson showed up to the van in the parking lot of the Padang airport late, sweating and carrying...
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Chippa Wilson on the “Duo”, Bali Collected Thoughts 105

I was pretty amazed when Chippa pulled out this Neil Purchase Jr surfboard with only 2 fins and decided to...
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Everything’s Wrong but in the Right Place Gallery 1: 10 days of swell in the Indian Ocean

We recently lined up a pretty solid 10 days of swell in the Indian Ocean and are going to share...