The Surfer’s Journal
Issue: Vol. 30 No. 6
Date: Dec 2021/Jan 2022
Notes: 132 pages, gatefold cover, FSC certified. The Surfer's Journal is a member of 1% for the Planet.
About the publication: As a reader-supported surf publication, The Surfer’s Journal is a truly unique periodical. It’s an independent take on the surfing experience with limited advertising, making each 132-page issue almost entirely editorial. We delve into topics that get little attention elsewhere, covering travel adventures, surfboard design, profiles of surfing’s most colorful subjects, and the choicest surf photography in every issue. Coupled with the premium construction, The Surfer’s Journal is a product that is peerless in its quality and content.*via The Surfer’s Journal
About the issue: On the cover: Chippa Wilson double mugs it while, in the immortal words of The Beverly Hillbillies’ Jed Clampett, taking a dip in the “cement pond.”
Features inside the book offer cuts that span the gamut in craft, era, place, and perspective: A character study of pro surfing’s biggest cryptic. Two decades worth of under-the-radar lineups from across the globe. Slide slipping the masses in a wave riding boomtown. First-person narratives of big-wave surfing’s heaviest feats. A 1960s epoch-marking cartoonist. The figure behind South Africa’s establishment as a surfing powerhouse in the 70s. Modern captures of Waikiki rollers and Pipe lip throws from a shooter decidedly in the mix. Authentic surf, printed and bound.*via The Surfer’s Journal
Why it’s worth your time: It’s simple. The quality here is impeccable–and I mean from the inside out. This is the type of magazine you’ll be proud to hold on to and one day, 30 years from now, still show off. An essential for a glimpse into the heart of surfing.