The Surfer’s Journal
Issue: Vol. 31 No. 4
Date: Aug/Sep 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: Simon Murdoch, making every use of his residential knowledge and hanging on by the tip of his single-fin against the sundowner winds, somewhere in the 805.
Other drop-ins include the peer study of a shaper’s half century in the game, the surf holdings of an island in the Bering Sea, and channel bottom masters showing proof of work. Cultural check-ins include the contemporary surf scene of a once-romanticized Mexican beach town, an in-depth look at a Southern California landscape in 1950, a folk-rockstar’s Atlantic-set island redoubt, and more.*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.