The Surfer's Journal Volume 24 No. 2
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.
Bodysurf legend Glen “Redwings” Whitford (RIP) soaks the ink on page one of issue 24.2. The book expands from there. Ryan Burch and Ozzie Wright seek out the duende in the muscular left points of South America, a Japanese triptych covers the macro and micro experiences of surf-life in the Land of the Rising Sun, and other features range from a Hindu priest in Bali (who does five-foot airs), to the terrifying/wondrous paintings of fine artist William Mackinnon.