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Surfing World Issue 392

Surfing World Magazine
Issue 392
December 2017

“Surfing’s new breed has arrived. Kids with energy and enthusiasm who are up for everything and ready to go. They’re punching out, but only at negativity and fear and hate and judgment. With the coming of age they had their passions hammered by the faceless kooks on their anonymous keyboards. Well, now they’re young adults and they’re done with all of that. They don’t care anymore. They’ve copped it for so long that it’s all become meaningless. And get this… they’re absolutely stoked. They love surfing, they love their friends, they love trying new shit and making stuff. They love to dress how they please. They move as a unit. They back each other up. They travel together in old beasts on dirt roads to isolated reefs. It’s genderless. It’s all in. It’s wild and electrifying freedom. Some are doing the comp thing. Cool as. Others are starting bands, or exploring art, or reading Joan Didion… It’s all there and they’re ripping in. They’re respectful. They look you in the eye. They laugh. They’re not angry at all. On the contrary. They’re interested in history. They have the confidence to hang with their heroes. They want to learn. They’re insatiably adventurous. They enjoy their good times, but they’re not writing themselves off (too much). They’re too amped to get happening. The next surf. The next gig. The next film. The next everything. This issue is full of them, the new breed, and a few of the heroes who inspired them. – Vaughan Blakey