SW362 – ANDO, THE SHARK AND TIME TRAVEL
"I made the call to hit this long forgotten island chain with one of my best mates who happens to be a pro booger," says photographer Rod Owen, the man behind Page One of SW362. "And I thought, 'I wonder if I could get Craigo to come along as well, we could hang out, drink a few coconuts, and maybe shoot a bunch of stand up gold as well as the lidding.' It all came together perfectly and the waves turned right on. It was the first time I'd shot Ando in ages and it was some of the most amazing and photogenic surfing I've ever seen. Shooting him in that setting... it was almost a religious experience." Woah, the full gallery of images from that incredible trip accompany Craig Anderson's SW Interview – where Craig talks life and what comes after – and believe us, the shots are epic. The illustration framing the angelic shot is by UK based Australian artist Lani Paxton, who took up the challenge of drawing a hotchpotch of what's in the issue to fill out the cover, as well as a bunch of spreads for the mag (one of which has Toby Cregan holding a shotgun, legendary). Also in the mag is a bunch of stuff to get your stoke glands... stoked. Like Shark Panic: What we talk about when we talk about sharks, an incredible dissertation of the summer just been and the media's reporting of it by Jock Serong. A photo spread of completely pumping West Aus, An illustrated history of the Bells Easter Classic by resident artist Nanda Ormond, Tom Carroll writes about Michael Peterson off the pool at Newport for the best surfing he has ever seen, and an interview with Toby Cregan and Creed McTaggart talking about their cult classic film, Nix Nic Nooley. Plus there's all the regular gold you come to expect in every issue of surfing’s most respected publication, Surfing World Magazine – home of surfing’s greatest photos and best writing.