ISSUE #23 On Sale Now
The whispers have become full-blown hoots. The rumors are true: SLIDE Magazine issue #23 is on sale now, and it is busting with stoking goodness. From its MP-esque speed blur cover (courtesy of Ellis Erickson and photog Chris Klopf) through 160 pages and 9 exclusive, loaded features, this edition is more than worthy of being SLIDE's 10th Anniversary Issue. Grab a copy and enjoy what's on offer:
This Is Where You Kill Things
Story by Michael Kew
Photos by Kew & Scott Dickerson
In one of my favorite stories in some time, Michael Kew spins one for the ages. Kew and crew (including Trevor Gordon, Daniel Jones, Nico Manos, and the Mild Homer AK shipmates) boat through Alaska's Kenai Fjords, hunting icy, empty waves and stunning scenery, scoring surf and glimpses of the region's endemic inhabitants.
Story by Chasen Marshall
Terry Martin touched so many – perhaps more blanks than any other human, as well as all his contemporary shapers, upstarts, surfers, customers, and even those he never met. Working with writer/photographer Chasen Marshall on this story through the first half of 2012, Terry's kindness, influence, and history shine brightly in Marshall's words, alongside imagery furnished by the Martin Family Archives, Bill Stewart, David Pu'u, Sean Mattison, and Chuck Bassett.
Undefined Social Gestures
Post-nostalgic surf reflections from Cesar Ancelle Hansen
Introduction by Sean Tully
French photographer Cesar Ancelle Hansen shares a 16-page portfolio of his timeless, artistic frames with SLIDE, presented in a clean, gallery-esque design that allows the imagery to speak for itself, … and it does.
Lost and Found (Part 1)
A Dialogue by Ryan A. Smith
One fateful day, filmmaker Doug Walker lucked upon a massive box of lost negatives at a flea market that captured the essence and action of surfing Hawaii in the 1970s. Walker sits down with SLIDE editor Ryan A. Smith for an extensive interview of what happened and what is still happening, including his Lost and Found movie, which documents his efforts to give back to the photographers and surfers shown in these pictures, his journey since that monumental discovery, and insistence upon sharing the aloha spirit and stoke, highlighted by 22 pages of mostly-unseen photos from legendary lensmen Bob Barbour, Aaron Chang. Lance Trout, and many Unkowns.
Noosa's Low and High Lines
Introduction by Jai Lee
Many know what happens at Noosa every March, but only the locals know the inner workings of the famed pointbreak and surrounding area when the contest circus leaves town. Much of the Australian contingent that frequent the region get their share of great waves in this photo-heavy feature, captured by a cadre of Aussie shooters like Geoff Fanning, Dane Peterson, Scott Wintle, and Tom Woods.
Ashley Lloyd's Liquid and Sonic Waves
Story by Cori Schumacher
Photos by Nikki Brooks
Arguably the planet's most prolific and talented female shaper working today, Ashley Lloyd and her hefty docket of gliding designs are making waves the world over. Known for her contagious smile, genuinely sweet demeanor, and skills with a planer, surfboard, guitar, and microphone, Lloyd's story is beautifully penned by multi Women's World Longboard Champion Cori Schumacher and illustrated by photographs from Nikki Brooks, Tiffany Campbell, Neal Casal, Eric Warner, Matt King, "Boots" McGhee, and Takashi Tomita.
Story by Chris Millett
Any surfer with a globe (or Google Earth) knows New Zealand is host to some of the best waves anywhere; but only the island country's inhabitants know to check Auckland's tucked-away city beaches when all conditions come together to fire off these rare birds. One of NZ's most well-known surfers (Chris Millet) writes this exclusive look at hidden, neighborhood gems, celebrated with imagery from the likes of Digga, Rath, Ashworth, Bella, King, and Allison.
How Soon Is Now?
Gallery #23 freeze-frames 16 pages of momentous action and still beauty from, literally, the world over, featuring the work of lensmen like Seth de Roulet, Todd Glaser, David Pu'u, Aaron Lybarger, Ryan Struck, Chris Burkard, Mike Bromley, Chris Klopf, Ian Zamora, Ryan Craig, and Anthony Fox.
Story by Angie Takanami
Photos by Kuni Takanami & Adam Kobayashi
The photojournalist team of Angie & Kuni Takanami travel to the quiet Indonesian island of Togat Nusa in search of family enjoyment (children in tote), perfect surf, spear fishing, and even a little alaia shaping, meeting up with an international group of eclectic waveriders including Belinda Baggs, Adam Kobayashi, Hayato Maki, and their Ocean hosts.