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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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Take a journey with Evan Slater and the highlights of his surfing college career from freshman to super senior year at UCSD: “Once Black’s sucks you in, it becomes a way of life.” Black’s is arguable the best beachbreak on the entire California coast, but early on few were interested due to the hike down the trail. Tom Linton entertains us with his ode to Black’s: “Flapdoodle Dugs and Festive Merkins.”