From the Archive: Hell and Gone – In an era of luxurious boat trips, “Second Thoughts” reminded us all of the joys of dirtbag surf travel

Workaday surfers maxed out credit cards, took out second mortgages on their homes, sold their cars, worked double-overtime shifts for weeks on end, pilfered their kids’ college funds, and made all sorts of other questionable financial decisions to spring for 10-day boat trips on big-dollar surf yachts.

Magazines and surf DVDs were filled with star-studded casts of well-heeled, overly-sponsored pros tearing into empty, hypnotically-perfect Indonesian surf, before retiring below decks, where they splayed out on leather couches, ice cold beers in hand.

“Not since Craig Peterson and Kevin Naughton captured the footloose vibe of ’70s surf adventure in the pages of this publication has America boggled at such gonzo wanderings,” Green wrote in the article’s intro. There was no fancy boat.

Read more here: Surfer Mag

From the Archive: Hell and Gone   In an era of luxurious boat trips, “Second Thoughts” reminded us all of the joys of dirtbag surf travel surf photo  From the Archive: Hell and Gone   In an era of luxurious boat trips, “Second Thoughts” reminded us all of the joys of dirtbag surf travel surf photo  From the Archive: Hell and Gone   In an era of luxurious boat trips, “Second Thoughts” reminded us all of the joys of dirtbag surf travel surf photo

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