Andy McCullough
Drop In, Tune Out

We're like kids on Christmas.Up before dawn, too excited to sleep, we tear into the huge canvas bags that have carried our flotilla of surfboards to the other side of the world. In the darkness, we rip off the bubble wrap and toss aside the beach towels we've used to cushion our toys on this three-day voyage to the remote reaches of western Indonesia.As the clouds lighten in hues of purple, we stand on the bow of our chartered yacht, awed by the outlines of a perfectly peeling wave. One by one, we plunge into the warm water of the Indian Ocean and stroke toward a surf break called Telescopes for the cylindrical shape of the swells.Back home in Southern California, a place like this...