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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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The photographic works of Dr. Don James documented wave riding and ocean exploration from the days of surfers catching 20-pound California spiny lobster in the 1930s to applying decades of learned surfing mastery to backside walls at Pipeline and Waimea in the 1980s. Craig Stecyk crafts us an eloquent introduction to James’ contributions to surf culture.