Passion Comes in Waves
Editorial

THE SURFTIME AWARDS ISSUE

It’s not a matter of doing something for recognition, but of doing something worthy of recognition. In this way, the awards will come to you, rather than turning you into a plow horse with a carrot swaying in front of your nose. Because fame is a virus that can kill. Like Ebola, it can strike people who were asking for it, or jump you in a dark alley. Either way, if you achieve fame, you are infected with its virus. And how you treat that infection is not up to you. Because with fame come a loss of intimacy and authenticity. And the added confusion of being worshiped. All those people in all those stadiums did not love Michael Jackson. They didn’t even know him. In that stadium they all just loved the way he made them feel. And this is what kills the artist. Either the belief that strangers really love you, or the hatred of them for doing so.

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Reviews

NEW VOLCOM STORE OPENING IN CANGGU, BALI


Volcom proudly announces another store opening in Canggu at Jalan Raya Batu Bolong No. 2. The store features Volcom’s entire beachwear collection ranging from boardshorts, rashguards, sandals, including the full range of Volcom Bali Inspired tees.



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Story

DESERT POINT – YOU NEVER GET IT OUT OF YOUR HEAD

Back when the Parthenon was still freshly buffed marble, Greek mariners shared tales of seductive creatures that lay on the shores of the Mediterranean. They had porcelain skin and hair of silk, but it was their voices that made these Sirens irresistible. When their sweet melody made it beyond the waves, passing sailors were drawn to the shore, wrecking their ships on the rocky coast to be stranded within earshot of the ineluctable sound. Like the ancient Greek sailors, surfers are willing to risk everything once they find what calls to them. Perfect waves are our siren song and many a career, relationship, and bright future have been dashed to pieces on the rocks that front them.

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METAMORPHOSIS ASU BECOMES THE TIP OF THE SPEAR

Metamorphosis is a process by which an animal physically develops after birth involving a conspicuous and abrupt change in the animal’s body structure. Like the caterpillar into the butterfly. But this thought can also be applied to surfers From our indolence during a flat spell to our bloodthirsty hunter mode during a swell event. The change that overtakes us as inevitably as a dragonfly’s moult. The best recent example of this had be on the Hinako island of Asu off Nias during the swell of the century. At a break known mostly for the fact that in 1994 Tom Curren once rode it at size on a tiny “fireball fish” design.

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