To many, surfing is a lifestyle. But for some it’s not as complicated: it is, and always will be, a sport. This month: A day and a life of Wayne Lynch, celebrity profile on Alana Blanchard, the challenges of going pro, and the 2013 Wetsuit Buyer’s Guide.

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