Nelson Rice is a freelance journalist with bylines in Outside online, Sports Illustrated, and Runner’s World, among other publications. When he's not traveling for stories, you can find him in Southern New Jersey, though he'll probably be surfing if the waves are good.
John Oppito taught himself to handcraft surfboards in high school. Now he's winning awards for his exquisite East Coast creations.
The pro surfer thrives in inhospitable condition and has garnered respect as one of the best surfers from the Garden State
A year ago, the Italian pro surfer's gnarly wipeout at Pipeline broke a vertebrae and nearly paralyzed him. He thought he'd never surf again.