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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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Craig Stecyk guides us on a tour of the earliest surf shops, places where surfers obtained the equipment and socialization they used in becoming members of the clan. From Hawaii to the East Coast, the legendary pioneers of surfboard manufacturing and retailing are covered, including Bing Surfboards, Barrymore’s Surfboards, Surfboards by Gordie, Hobie Surfboards, Jacobs Surfboards, the O’Neill Surf Shop, and several others.