FANCY a trip this year? You could do worse than Noa did in the Telo Islands, located off Sumatra these islands are less critical and sometimes less crowded than their Mentawai cousins - but boy are they fun.
Noa Deane’s Gold Coast school of surfing complete with smooth power gouges to a Nirvana classic is mana to the eyes and ear canals of all those whose teenage years were spent in the analogue early ‘90s. Noa was born in August 1994, just 6 months after the death of Kurt Cobain, making him nearly a gestationally correct (by the numbers) reincarnation of the Nirvana frontman. Almost.
Welcome to the plateau. It's where we gather to watch Yago Dora soar above our heads.
These are the fortunate few. Many epic sessions have fallen by the wayside, victims to our ruthless monthly culls, but the results are wondrous to behold.
Patagonia is a challenging lover, said the English novelist, Bruce Chatwin. It haunts you, it bewitches you, it wraps you in its arms and does not let you go.
Welcome to the winners' podium. The cream of February lies before you in four spectacular Atlantic sessions, big barrels being the theme.
The symbiosis of surfer and winter. The Astray Collective and Finisterre bring you a short narrated by Matt Smith and produced by Mickey Smith