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  • April 22, 2015 • Digital Edition

    May 2015 (Issue #184)

    The older ESM gets, the more we gravitate toward the why of riding waves than the how. Take this issue’s Will Skudin profile, for example. Everyone who knows East Coast surfing knows that Will is our most visible big-wave rider. But did...

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  • March 10, 2015 • Digital Edition

    March 2015 (Issue #183)

    Most average surfers don’t think much about who shapes their boards. We check out fins and caress rails, but our knowledge of surfboard construction is rudimentary at best. So when we dove into the planning stages of this year’s...

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  • January 6, 2015 • Digital Edition

    January 2015 (Issue #182)

    Kick off the new year with ESM and our January 2015 issue (Vol. #24, #182), which features an in-depth profile on Michael Dunphy by fellow Virginia Beach native Jason Borte, a Just Photos — Just Because collection of stunning images, and...

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  • November 12, 2014 • Digital Edition

    November 2014 (Issue #181)

    Ahh, November. The glorious end of fall, the gut-punching start of winter, the Caribbean coming alive, the North Shore roaring to life, East Coasters either hunkering down for real waves at home or heading out into the world to tackle...

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  • October 8, 2014 • Digital Edition

    October 2014 (Issue #180)

    Ahh, October. No other month on the East Coast calendar presents a better juxtaposition of waves, weather, and wide-open beaches finely relieved of their summer crowds. The 10th month of the year also marks the point when many of us dust...

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  • August 27, 2014 • Digital Edition

    September 2014 (Issue #179)

    For this year’s September World Travel issue, we tried something different. Rather than run two or three stories on trips that a few usual suspects took to the usual go-to destinations, we broadened our focus. The Mentawai Islands, Mike...

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  • July 16, 2014 • Digital Edition

    August 2014 (Issue #178)

    With World Cup fever just beginning to die down, ESM is proud to present our own 16-person Who Da Guy squad that can represent the East Coast right on our sport’s hallowed pitch. We also highlight all the big winners of our...

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  • June 4, 2014 • Digital Edition

    June 2014 (Issue #177)

    Is any edition of ESM more exciting than our annual Photo Issue? Imagery drives our sport forward — photos like the one on this issue’s cover, of New Yorker Leif Engstrom blasting a head-scratching new air variation, push the...

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  • April 23, 2014 • Digital Edition

    May 2014 (Issue #176)

    Here on the East Coast, community is everything. It’s what brings us all together, propels us forward, and sets us apart from the rest of the surfing world. Sometimes our sense of community comes from finding reward in shared...

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  • March 12, 2014 • Digital Edition

    March 2014 (Issue #175)

    There are plenty of reasons to appreciate surfboards. Whether it’s because of the things we do on them (like world-class big-wave surfing), the incredible knowledge of the people who design them (your revered local shapers), or the...

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