Behind The Cover
It’s hard to really say who “ruled the winter” on the North Shore this season, but if you’re talking top five guys that charged the shit out of every wave that came their way, Sion Milosky is most definitely on the top of that list. He was out and on it during every Pipe swell, charged hard at Rockpiles when it fired, and made time to eat, sleep, and even mount a camera to his board for a few select sessions.
“This was definitely one of the most memorable waves I got all season,” says Sion. “And now that it’s a cover, I’ll just remember it that much better! Thanks, TransWorld!”
This is actually the third time this wave has been in the magazine. Last issue, we had a double-angle, uncle-nephew shot of this wave, but that just wasn’t enough; Sion deserved a cover for all his hard work. This third angle came in from Daniel Russo, and Sion’s fate was sealed—he got the wave, we gave him the cover. See the little black square on his board? That’s a GoPro camera, and the footage from this wave is insane (watch it just above this text).
For more of Sion and the rest of the psychotic North Shore wave slayers, go to page 64 when you get your copy, and prepare to wet your pants.
Also in the Surfrider Issue:
Tales From The North Shore
This is not our first rodeo. By now, TransWorld SURF is more than familiar with the ins and outs of the North Shore. But that’s not to say we’ve seen it all—the seven-mile miracle always delivers, and this year we were ready. Our photographers shot the Shore from every angle all for your viewing pleasure. You can pretty much tell people you were there after you soak this issue in.
The Surfrider Issue
The ocean is still under constant threat and on the brink of destruction. So we’re giving the Surfrider Foundation its annual soapbox to hopefully slap you on the head and say, “Hey, step up and help us out!”
Not everyone gets to (or wants to) go the tropics for their surf fix. Some crazy sons of bitches just stay home, put on five mm wetsuits and surf in the snow! Snow shredding is a whole new ball game, and our pal and frosty-faced ripper, Jon Coen, breaks down the joys of freezing your balls off just for a few good waves.
Watch for The Surfrider Issue to hit newsstands February 15th.