A surfer rides a wave at the famous Mavericks surf break on December 17th, 2018, in Half Moon Bay, California. A giant swell brought waves of up to 50 feet high to Northern California.
We spoke with surfing sage Steve Hawk about how the new breed of artificial wave pools may reshape the soul of the sport.
Fort Point, a novelty wave located underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, is a flash point in the ongoing struggle surrounding gentrification in the Bay Area.
Ethnographers are working on solutions to help prevent Central American economies from being overtaken by surf tourists. But the real answer may lie in surfing itself.