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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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Bill Wise recounts a conversation with Mickey Dora during the Duke Kahanamoku Invitational at Sunset Beach in 1967. Wise exposes a rare compassionate side of Dora quite contrary to much of the mythology surrounding ‘Da Cat.