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Why a Low-Season Mentawai Boat Trip Could Be the Surf Trip of a Lifetime

Less crowded and not quite so perilous as its peak-season counterpart, it's the perfect antidote to the European winter

Interview: Great Reads with Chas Smith

The acclaimed and controversial surf writer gets a great read on 5 literary classics

Working-Class Hero: Mark Boyd

12-hour days, 7 days a week for weeks on end... What's it like being 6ft and offshore?

Swox Sunscreen Zinc and Lotion

'Fear no more the heat o' the sun...'

1 Surf Trip 1 Album: 'Rumours' by Fleetwood Mac

Why the 1977 classic deserves to be taken on your next surf trip, and what 32 consecutive listens can teach you about love and life

Great Reads: 'The Malay Archipelago'

You couldn't hope for a better Indo guide than the 19th-century naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace

There's Something About: Seb Smart

"I used to wait out in the long grass with a cucumber sometimes"

Interview: George Monbiot and the Road to Surfdom

The celebrated journalist and environmentalist discusses over-fishing, the plastics campaign, and the ethics of air travel

How to Be a Better Surfer, with George Monbiot

7 surf-related things you can do to stop harming the planet

A Surfer's Guide to the World Cup Part II

Will Luis Suárez get given an interference? Is 2 yards offside the same as 6ft offshore? Who's taking the inside corner?

The Best Surfboard Fins for 2018

“A man without a goal is like a surfboard without a set of performance-core fins”

Kook-Gate Exclusive: Handsome Man with Phone Found

In which the handsome, tall, dark-haired man is identified, located, and duly interrogated

Three Cheers for the Vans Duct Tape Invitational

Inside the bizarre, beautiful world of Joel Tudor's unique event, which stormed the Basque Country at the weekend

Interview: How Dane Reynolds Pulled it Together

The world's favourite free surfer on getting out the game, the 'late-20s weird crisis stage', and overcoming anxiety

Interview: Eye Symmetry Surfboards' Max Stewart

Octo-railery, fingerless gloves, and flabbergastingly well made surfboards

Channel Islands OG Flyer Surfboard

Modern classic passes the test of time with flying colours

Firewire SKX Surfboard

Planing-hull speed is tempered by a narrower tail for greater control

Ion Onyx Amp Zipless Steamer S/S 2/2 Wetsuit

Supreme comfort, flex and warmth in Ion's zipperless short arm

Lifeproof FRĒ Phone Case

Keep real life even more safely at bay

Slater Designs Gamma Surfboard

"I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep, I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a GOAT"