It is nearly impossible to communicate the thrill of surfing without sounding like a lunatic. Yet for almost fifty years, "Surfer" magazine has been rendering the nuances of wave-riding into words like no other publication. For the first time, the editors at "Surfer" have collected 25 of its best, funniest, mostdramatic pieces into one read-worthy volume that will capture any surfer's imagination. Entries cover the wide spectrum of surfing life: editorials, profiles, travel pieces, fiction, humor, Questions and Answers, essays, and more. Each piece will be introduced by the editors and will be accompanied by the cover of the issue in which the piece first appeared, making this a fascinating time capsule of "Surfer" style - and substance.