Originally published 9/9/2009
Outside's photo editors, Amy Silverman, has kept a book by her computer for a month or so now called The California Surf Project. More than once when I've been down in her office I've thumbed through it. Each time I find a new favorite picture.
This time its the black and white above—a guy biking toward the coast only to find a thicket awaiting him. Even if he didn't find a trail, I'm pretty sure he walked right through the scrum. That's the "I'm doing it" feeling you get from photographer Chris Burkard's book about driving, biking, and hiking the California coast to catch some waves.