Focused, mature and fresh out of high school; Stephanie Gilmore burst onto the ASP World Tour last year and ended up walking away with the title. But where do you go once you’ve reached the top so young? Alex Wade tracked down surfing’s most venerated rookie in South West France to find out.

Plus:

VOTE OBAMA!
Says Kelly Slater et al.

WILD WEST OF SURF
Britain’s toughest break.

MIDDLE EAST WAVES
Surfing through the divide.

GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS
The snowboarding sorority speak out.

REMEMBERING LIBERIA
Memoirs of a surf trip.

THE O’NEILL MISSION
Road trippin’ through France.

JAPAN EXCHANGE
A cross-cultural dispatch, by Jaime Brisick.

BOOTS FOR ALL
Kitting out the melting pot.

FIXED CHARGE FASHION
Snappy dressing, snappy bikes.

As well as…

Leanne Pelosi
Billy Rohan
Melbourne Street Art
Maxine Sapulette
My Own Two Feet
Henry Rollins
Stoked
Caroline Beliard
American Girl

And much more…