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.
The stories behind the best shots of the month, from near perfect Panama, to mega-storms in Portugal.
Surf exploration in the heart of the desert, Mauritania with Kepa
There aren't many finer things in life than creaking around Indo with all your friends in a fine wooden tub.
One Session, five hours in the water, open barrels, towing, paddling and an abandoned jet ski; Jerome Sahyoun's entry has a good helping of everything.
Jaws is a different world, one which few of us will ever visit. That's where videos like this come in.
Empty pointbreaks and mine littered borders. Kepa's takes a step into the unknown.
Alessandro Piu proving that Sardinia boasts both quality surf and surfers.
For those familiar with its jagged shores, Easter Island presents plenty of potential to score big, round navy blue barrels.