Tuesday, June 19, 2018


The Surfer Archives: Volume 3, Issue 1—First Color Photo! – SURFER got color, went international, and Severson alluded to the Disneyfication of surfing in 1962

“Full of characters, fads and fantasies, surfing is perhaps the most colorful sport to emerge since the Greek bare-handed bullfights,” John Severson writes in the editor’s note that opens up SURFER Magazine’s 6th issue. Speaking of colorful, this is the first issue to feature a color photo; Ricky Grigg rolling into a Pipeline stunner on

The Surfer Archives: Volume 2, Issue 3 – A feature on Australia, a south swell gallery and Murphy's contest results all in the fall of '61

The Fall of 1961 issue of The Surfer (SURFER magazine’s original title) features coverage of the summer’s south swells as well as a preview of the Hawaiian winter. Severson hints at his anticipation for the Island’s warm water and heavy waves with his cover shot of Ricky Grigg at Waimea Bay during “the biggest surf

Welcome To SURFER Films – Because surf films are everything

There’s a damn good chance surf films are the reason you first picked up a board. From The Endless Summer to Beyond Blazing Boards; Modern Collective to Chapter 11; surf movies are, and always will be, our motivator to jump in the water, even when it’s 1-foot and blown out

Best Longreads of 2016

The Other North Shore [Issue 57.8] At SURFER, we’re fortunate enough to work with some incredibly talented writers, capable of painting vivid pictures of obscure surf scenes, and taking us along for the ride as they explore coastal fringes

Threat: Shane Borland

On water and wheels, this kid destroys. The post Threat: Shane Borland appeared first on SURFING Magazine

Zeke Lau Powers Through Bali – Need we say more?

Match the strength of the Indian Ocean with the strength of Oahu’s young powerhouse, and you’ve got yourself a very interested surf nerd who’ll watch it all damn day. That surf nerd is me

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