Gilgo Memoirs

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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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Long Island’s Gilgo Beach enjoyed a finite tenure as the epicenter of East Coast surf culture in the early 1960’s, but as Gerry Stewart Brooks explains, Gilgo’s surfing glory days slowly faded as the sandbars shifted and careers were pursued.