For many, Morning of the Earth is still as powerful today as it was upon release 40 years ago. So why make another film in its honour? This month, SW spoke with Albe Falzon and Andrew Kidman on the making of Spirit of Akasha and the enduring legacy of surfing's greatest film. It's why the beautiful Stephanie Gilmore is sharing the cover with MP, "I'd just seen this line Steph took and I was like, 'Oh my God, that's like Michael Peterson's lines" says Kidman. Also in this issue, Dane Reynolds shows us why he is happily going his own way, Sean Doherty takes a look at the best surfing stories of 2013, plus we chat with Shaun Munro to see what's been doing since he left Tour, Ryan Heywood on his Procasual studio in Byron and loads loads more. There really isn't another magazine you need to read this summer.