Last year, while touring for 2011 album "Vice Verses," Switchfoot visited famous surfing locales in New Zealand, Indonesia and South Africa, looking to inspire a new album and document how the Southern California Christian rock band's passions for waves and soundwaves collide.

"There's a freedom music and surfing both share," drummer Chad Butler says. "There's a sense of awe and wonder when you're out in the ocean looking at the infinite horizon and feeling surrounded by the rhythm of waves and tides. That's often where I find myself falling in love with music again."

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