SURGE VERSION 6.0
SURGE VERSION 5.0
Surge Media Group | www.SurgeBodyBoarding.com is proud to release Surge Version 5.0. The cover showcases bodyboarding legend Brian Wise pulling into a beast of a wave at Off The Wall on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The photograph was taken by photographer Ricardo Estevez.
Version 5.0 premieres two household bodyboarding names—Maui’s own Jacob Romero, aka Guy Hags, and IBA staff photographer/South African ripper, Sacha “The Spex” Specker. Version 6.0 then brings the ruckus with a photo feature of this past winter in both Hawaii and California, profiles on New York based Atlantic Bodyboard Shop and artist Shorty Fatz, and steps into the vast world of Go Pro with none other than Robbie Crawford. Finally, Surge brings you the Class of 2012, a feature dedicated to the future of bodyboarding. Over three dozen profiles of the best up and coming bodyboarding talent—age 21 & under—from America and other regions in the world. It is the biggest of its kind to have ever been publicized, so don’t miss out on this feature and all the other goods this issue has to offer.
SURGE VERSION 4.0
Surge Media Group | SurgeBodyBoarding.com is proud to release Surge Version 4.0. The cover showcases Australian hell charger Glen Sullivan charging one of the many treacherous slabs that have given him a name. The photograph was taken by Steve Jones.
Version 4.0 dives into the mind of California’s very own bodyboarding maestro—Joe Grodzen. Then in homage to Stewart and his famed summer of love, Version 4.0 trails the south swell of the decade from Tahiti to Hawaii and on to its landing in California. Version 4.0 also pursues the truth about wave etiquette à la Neo, honors the “true” professionals of the sport, exposes Toobs main man behind the shaping knife—Mike Brum, and delves into Thomas Gaulke’s rediscovery of bodyboarding. Costa Rican prodigy William “Chucky” Fallas Varela expresses the true meaning of “La Pura Vida” through both his riding and lifestyle. Lastly, and of course not least, Version 4.0 houses an extensive 2011/2012 Board Guide!
Version 4.0 marks Surge Bodyboarding’s commitment to four issues a year. Release dates: March, June, October, and December. Expect to see this issue online within the next two weeks.
SURGE VERSION 3.0
Surge Media Group | SurgeBodyBoarding.com is proud to release Surge Version 3.0. The cover showcases Kona Kuailani doing an air reverse at an outer island spot in the island chain of Hawaii. The photograph was taken by none other than Damien “Dooma Photos” Antioco.
Version 3.0 covers both six time world champion Guilherme Tamega and four time dropknee world champion Dave Hubbard. Also, there is an article dedicated to this past winter season on the North Shore. Plus the staple sections: Style & Power, Empties, The DK Life, and so on.
SURGE VERSION 2.0
Surge Media Group | SurgeBodyBoarding.com is proud to release Surge Version 2.0. The cover showcases South African Jared Houston. The photograph taken by Maurice Aubuchon of Aubuchon Imagery.
Version 2.0 is a mammoth of an issue. It teeters on 400 pages with multiple profiles, photographer galleries, travel stories, and bodyboard spots, aka zones. The main profiles of the issue go to California gone Hawaii charger Brian Wise and Pipe legend and all around Hawaiian waterman Kainoa McGee. The issue then ventures down south to French Polynesia, back to Sandy’s with words from Hauoli Reeves, to The Wedge withRobbie Crawford, across the border with Chuy Silva. Of course, there is much, much more.
SURGE VERSION 1.0
Surge Media Group | SurgeBodyBoarding.com is proud to release its first issue – Surge Version 1.0. The cover showcases the legend and face of the sport of bodyboarding, Mike Stewart. The photograph taken by Joseph Libby.
Version 1.0 starts off with a no holds bar Q&A with Stewart then proceeds to Chile with photographer Nicola Lugo and crew. From there it’s off to Bryan Pezman‘s blurb on photo trips gone sour, Maui, the connection between New York – New Jersey, North Shore’s Jacob VanderVelde, the North Shore ’09-’10 season, and El Niño winter on the California coast.