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The Inertia

How many times have you jokingly told a friend, “pics or it doesn’t count”? This month, a secret wave was all of the sudden not so secret anymore. One of our newest contributing photographers peeled back the curtain on his beautiful home, an island off the coast of Italy with waves you’d never expect to find in the middle of Mediterranean. Another traveling photographer chimed in on his visits to Puerto Rico as it rebuilds in the wake of last Fall’s bout with Hurricane Maria. His take: this Caribbean paradise is open for business, regardless of what you hear elsewhere.

We told some otherwise untold stories through photos in May. With the right creative mind behind a lens, photos say things words can’t.

Take a minute to sift through some photo galleries we featured in May:

I’ve Visited Puerto Rico Twice Since Hurricane Maria; Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Go

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Some of Portugal’s Best Just Ditched a Day at Nazaré For This Wave

15 Images of a Weekend Spent Exploring Northern Mainland Mexico

Using Lighting to Capture the Ocean’s Different Moods

This Volunteer Opportunity Turned Into an Eye-Opening Surf Trip to Peru

How This Italian Island Became Known as the ‘Mediterranean Hawaii’

Living in a Van Has Shown Me Things I Can’t Express in Words, But Can With Photos

The Mexi Log Fest Renewed My Faith in Longboarding’s Gorgeous Surf Culture

This Is the Simplest Thing We Can All do to Save San Onofre