Behind The Cover With Danny Fuller
It’s no secret that Kauai’s Danny Fuller is as talented as they come when it comes to barreling lefts, but what is secret, is where he and TransWorld SURF Senior Photographer scored this epic cover shot, “It was just me out there,” said Fuller upon return from his annual sojourn to Indonesia. “I’ve always dreamed about surfing perfect waves all by myself, but when it finally happened, I was like ‘Where is everyone?’ I was wishing there were some of my friends out there to share it with! I was looking over at Damea and just thinking, ‘Is this really happening right now?’”
His choice of craft was also out of the norm, “I was riding this little quad with a wider nose and pulled in tail that was working perfect out there. It just fit right into the face of the wave—the thing’s a full on barrel machine and I can’t wait to ride it at Teahupo‘o!”
Fuller’s cover marks the second time in three issues that a surfer from Kauai has made page 1 (Dustin Barca was on the cover of the September 2010 issue) and the second time we’ve had this particular “secret” spot on the cover.
Also In This Issue
The 10 Most Rippable Waves On Earth. Teahupo‘o and Pipeline are cool for some people, but most of us would rather rip than get pitched over the falls and smash our faces into the reef. These ten waves offer up more fun than fear. Question: Have you surfed them all? If not, start saving your money…
The Biggest Beach Party Ever! The 2010 U.S. Open Of Surfing promised big things, and on every count (barring the small waves), the contest and beach scene delivered! From free shows by Weezer to the high-flying antics of one of the most talented fields we’ve ever seen in a surf contest, this year’s Open is already being called a classic by surf fans everywhere.
Animals In Indo. This may seem like another one of those superstar boat trip articles where high-paid pro surfers surf perfect waves for a week straight… and it is. But this one has a heart. Penned by the legendary Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew, this trip features all kinds of friendly animals from Dingos to ‘Bra Boys to fishtails.
Under African Skies. Jeffery’s Bay has long been regarded as one of the planets best righthand pointbreaks. So when the World Tour comes to town, the world watches and regular-footers get surf boners. This year was a contest for the ages. The waves were perfect, South Africa’s favorite surfing son showed his passion, and Nelson Mandela Day got a proper welcome.