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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 Apple computer, the hot road, the Owsley White Lightning—where else could the foam surfboard blank have been invented but in a California? Whether you know it or not, the Laguna Beach skunkworks at 727 Laguna Canyon Road is the paternal home of your favorite sled. Together, design virtuosos Hobie Alter and Gordon “Grubby” Clark developed the formula that would revolutionize surfboard production in the decades that followed.