>> FEATURES TORY! TORY! TORY! She seemed to come out of nowhere to win the most recent World Title in China but it was no fluke. Classy Californian stylist Tony Gilkerson had been tuning up in the Telos with boyfriend Jared Neal and had put plenty of thought and effort into having exactly the right boards for the tricky Hainan Island conditions. Lucy Small finds out all about Tory. MINGLING WITH AMBROSE McNEILL Regular contributor Aaron Chapman checks out the surprisingly popular Single Fin Mingle in Summer NZ and its founder, stylish logger Ambrose. Only kicking off in 2015, the Mingle really seems to have struck a chord with big names from NZ, Oz and beyond. LOGGING CEYLON Yes we know itís Sri Lanka but Ceylon just sounded a bit more exotic for this story by Belinda Baggs and Sasha Leitmanis about their recent trip to the land of tea. The girls scored some quality small waves which were expertly shot by Jarrah Lynch. TO BALI FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE Noosa Fest media manager and freelance journo Tommy Leitch hooks us up with Russian (yes) photographer Olga Sinenko for an eight-page spread of her magical water shots from The Land of the Gods. Itís quite a story how she ended up shooting longboarding locals and Russian ex-pats there after growing up among the snowdrifts of the Ukraine.
FOR THAT FEELING On a more serious but still optimistic note, Steve Buchan is a Californian who went from being one of his stateís most promising young longboarders to the depths of drug addiction. Steveís inspiring journey back from ten years at the bottom and out of the water, to hands-on helping others and surfing again was written by him in some 30,000 words and Aaron Chapman condensed it to its essence for sharing here.
LENS FLAIR As usual lately, gobsmacking quality photography from all over. We think it canít get any better, but it does Ė every issue.
PAGE THREE GIRL For our regular up-front mini profile - smooth Ivy Thomas shot by Fran Miller at her break Rainbow Bay on the Goldie. THE BUZZ Almost a mag on itís own - Windansea by AndyMac, the board winner, a funky contest or two, Nat, PT, Greg Noll back at Cronulla and more.
GREY GURU So many hoary old anecdotes that couldnít all be true - or could they? A hint that the GG might have a big publishing deal where he really spills the beans. Will anyone be safe? CUTTING EDGE Surfing in the Sixties with classic photos from four of the East Coastís best photographers of the day, and a Life in the Sun, Australian Surf Music of the í60s and í70s. Is anyone really old enough to remember this stuff? Doesnít matter itís all still fabulous.