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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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A new Department in TSJ beginning Vol. 20.1. Jamie O’Brien was just 10 years old surfing Pipe and was completely blown away by Johnny Boy Gomes’ surfing a complete closeout wave at Backdoor Pipeline in 1995. Johnny Boy claims, “It’s Nutting,” but it sure had a big impression on Jamie.