WELCOME TO THE BEATING HEART OF YOUR ADDICTION
WE ARE THE SPIT
THE TRADE WINDS
THE HOWLING GALE
WE ARE BACKWASH
PHOTO BY: Marcus Paladino
PHOTO BY: James Bowden
Sleep now, beast, sleep
PHOTO BY: Chris McClean
Backwash is a glorious, chaotic ensemble of surfing how we see it. The core of Issue One's 160 pages is Ireland and for this reason we are planting one tree in County Clare for every copy that we sell. This is the heart of Backwash, what is left behind when the wave recedes.
We are the folds and creases in your heart. The steps in the face, the ledge, the lip.
We are dislodged boulders, havoc of the storm, wasted land. We are bare teeth, chicken skin, ill rhythm.
Protest average surf culture whilst assuming a position of inalienable superiority