The Surfer's Journal Volume 24 No. 1
Why We Like It
Not much needs to be said about this long fabled surfing periodical. Interesting features coupled with some of the most striking & artisitic surfing imagery around.
The Surfer’s Journal is a unique form of periodical, different from most other magazines. In fact, they don't consider themselves a magazine—more of a cross between a soft-cover book and a magazine.
As a reader-supported surf publication, with just six sponsors in each 132-page issue, they're almost all editorial. They 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.
In our first issue of 2015 we island hop from a French rock in the Atlantic to the crumbling colonial manses of French Polynesia. We also visit the rarely surfed Pacific coast of a remote Indonesian atoll, the pine forests of Vancouver Island, and then return to more continental-based matters in North Africa, Australia, and the Golden State. The subject matter is as diverse as the geography. Assorted features cover the hydrodynamic properties of marine plywood, a coastal art movement that took root in 1930s, the projected light instillations of L.A.-based artist Peter Schroff, and the aerial permutations of free surfer Dion Agius. Full disclosure of the contents below.