There's no question that surfing is a religious experience. Just ask Hawaii's Sebastian Zietz, "with speed to burn in the Batu Batu Islands, Sumatra, Indonesia."
Surf Photographer Shane Peel offers his year in review, with some choice images of Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Australia, and Indonesia. Then big-wave shapers square off on design in "Soundings" by Christian Beamish. Featured shapers include Dick Brewer, Randy Cone, Kirk Bierke, Dave Van Ginkle, and Gary Linden. Also includes "Paradise Lost: The Johnson/Oke Family on Sombrio Beach," an interview with Hawaiian legend Paul Strauch, Jr., Blackbeard Island hurricane surf, a Jamie Mitchell profile, and a Matt Beard gallery. A fine North Narrabeen photo feature by Mark Onorati concludes another stellar issue of the Journal.
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