A Village Lost in Time

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A reader-supported surf publication founded in 1992, The Surfer’s Journal is vivid, authoritative, and independent. The goal of each 132-page bimonthly edition? A completely resolved composition. Balance. Color. Story. And purist surf energy from Page One to close-of-book.

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The surfing in Madiera was a well-kept secret amongst the few traveling surfers who ventured off the beaten path until a 1994 profile in Surfer Magazine, when this tiny island’s Madeira’s explicit identity was ambiguously danced around, and, ultimately, discovered. Photostory by ace artists and lensman Chris Leschinsky.