If there’s one thing surfers can agree on, it’s that surfing is a sensory experience that connects ‘The Big 5’ in a way that’s impossible to replicate on land. Each sense has its moment to shine when we ride waves, especially when we have to bear the consequences for taking off on some of them.
This issue is a celebration of what happens to us every time we hit the water. The things we experience. Whatever senses surfing sharpens in you, if it’s one in particular, or all of them all the time, this mag’s for you.
TASTE – GOOD VS BAD
From perfect style to sharing the stoke and being stoked out. To exposing secret spots, bad line-up etiquette and plastic pollution, we look at Good vs Bad taste in surfing.
SIGHT – OPEN WIDE
Five moments of surfing glory that will moisten your eyes and transport you to your happy place. No words required.
TOUCH – BEST FOOT FORWARD
Meet Mike Coots who lost his leg in a shark attack, but never let that slow him down from surfing, becoming a world class photographer, shark conservationist and all-round good oke.
HEAR – OVERHEARD AT BACKLINE
Some pearls of wisdom and a few choice insults spoken aloud at the regular board meeting.
SMELL – KELP, SURF SHOP, MOLASSES, BALI
From the unique smell of a surf shop to the waft of bull kelp, the intrigues of Bali and burnt sugar cane on the South Coast. These smells evoke a whole range of feelings, memories and experiences.