The latest issue of Surfing World sees a new dawn break. Anchoring the issue is an illuminating interview with original SW contributor, Albe Falzon who’s just re-released his Morning of the Earth opus 50 years on. “You can look at things that are right and wrong in the world, but a shift in consciousness is what’s needed. And that’s the beautiful thing about Surfing World, because when I go through the magazine now, it’s reminding people there’s more to your life than just the glamour of having the latest and greatest. It’s almost like we’re leaving the personality behind and we’re looking at the deeper level and the magazine reflects that.” Along with our Albe chat, we explore mornings with Tom Carroll, creative funk with Jaleesa Vincent, Worimi Country with Uncle Graeme Russell and Kerby Brown’s frontier big-wave psychology. On the cover, Ben Thouard explores a life (sub) aquatic in Tahiti.
Surfing World is being published independently by Jon Frank and Sean Doherty, two surf mag lifers. They have form. Frank is the Godfather of high-art surf photography. Seano is on a million-word surf story bender. They both hold a deep respect for surfing. Surfing World is a passion project for them. They’ve inherited a sense of duty. A surfing elder summed it up to them this way: “Make something beautiful that really says something.”