The Cover. It’s most sought after shot for a pro surfer. With thousands of images coming through the inbox of photo editors every week, it’s no easy task to pick one a month. It’s a combination of the surfer, the moment, and the spot. Here’s in the video is Alex Gray’s ride that earned him the esteemed cover of Surfer Magazine last year; a giant yet unmakeable Backdoor Pipeline bomb.
Alex’s cover raises a question we deal with every month, can you put a closeout—or a maneuver that wasn’t pulled off—on the cover? It’s taboo in skateboarding circles, but what about surf? What do you think?