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Lewis Samuels

Making Waves on Both Sea and Land

Join TNS Host Steve Heilig for a conversation with Bolinas-born Lewis Samuels—surfer, shark dodger, and surf writer for  Surfer Magazine and other magazines in the United States, Australia, England, France, Brazil, and Japan.

Making Waves on Both Sea and Land


Lewis Samuels

Lewis Samuels is a senior writer for Surfer Magazine, best known for his caustic wit and unflinching honesty. In search of the story, Samuels has chased swells to Sumatra and Ireland, dodged great white sharks, shadowed Kelly Slater on the path to an 11th world title, shot automatic weapons with Hawaiian gangsters, surfed Maverick’s with the world’s best big wave surfers, driven one top-10 surfer to seek therapy, and weathered threats from MMA fighters, stalkers, professional surfers, and publicly traded surf brands, who are accustomed to the surf media delivering advertorial content. Samuels’ articles have appeared in premier surf magazines in the US, Australia, England, France, Brazil, and Japan. He was born and raised in Bolinas and now lives in San Francisco. And yes, that surf photo features him (photo by John Barton)