Bruce Jenkins' "The Next Realm" was SURFER's December 1993 cover story, and the first full-length look at tow surfing.
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Bill Sickler had the binoculars out one day last winter, checking a huge north swell from a hillside spot above Sunset Beach. He was watching Laird Hamilton carve out a slice of the future, and he couldn’t believe his eyes.
It takes a lot to impress Sickler. He was Jeff Hakman's roommate in the mid-’70s, and he’s one of maybe a half-dozen guys to consistentl...