The Adventure Life with Steve Casimiro
Surf and Ye Shall Be Asked: The Curiously Interrogative World of Gabe Sullivan
Flipping throughÂ Surfer Magazine goes something like this: blue, blue, blue, blue, blue, blue, shocking lime green, blue, blue, blue.
There in each issue, jumping out fromÂ Surferâs sea of epic waves and countless board short ads, is a rusty but glowing, chartreuse 1972 VW camper van, the icon and motorized doppleganger ofÂ Curious Gabe, Gabe Sullivan, who, every month, poses to ten complete strangers the kind of existential questions youâd expect to be asked in the pages ofÂ The Atlantic Monthly or in a dorm room at 1 a.m. Questions like, Does surfing improve with age? Would you rather be an East- or West-Coast surfer? And, a real brain scrambler, Whatâs worseâbeing a hoser or a poser?
The queries are always filtered through the prism of the mother ocean, but Sullivan tackles more topical subjects, too. How green are you? Whatâs your take on sustainable surfboards? And which presidential candidate would you rather paddle out with? (Best answer: âBush, so I could snake him.â Creepiest: âHillary Clinton. She might look good in a bathing suit.â)