Passion Comes in Waves

Editorial

THE ISSUE OF AGE


MICK-CURLEY

Getting older is no place for sissies. Look at Kelly Slater. 43 now, and proving every single day of his life that beingover the hillcan be an opportunity to pick up speed. That time need not be the enemy. That time and age need not be a demon that goes about its work of making everyone look and feel like Methusela.



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THE BIG WAVE ISSUE

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At no time is surfing heroism more evident than when monster swells pound our shores. And they recently did. Take another look at the cover of this magazine. Despite the griping about what the “Millennium swell” really delivered, and while the whole world seemed to be playing at Padang Padang, the biggest Indonesian wave ever paddled into happened over on Nias.

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THE PROFILE ISSUE

Pardon the inconvenience, but Bali is under construction. And after all those shiny new cars and big screen TV’s and iPhones fall apart, will you only then ask yourself… Is this what I really wanted? Desire can create or kill. On Bali, it looks like we have already made our choice. Is it just us or is nobody saying anything anymore? We seem to all be just standing by our phones.

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THE POWER ISSUE

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Speaking of power, we think the time has come to declare the eighth wonder of the world. It’s a matter of surfival. We recently discovered that SevenNaturalWonders.org is an organization created for the purpose of protecting and promoting the natural wonders of the world. The people at Seven Natural Wonders launched this effort by launching a campaign to raise awareness on a global level.

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