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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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This early Maverick’s profile exposes the unique clique of surfers that rode the giant waves off Pillar Point together before the days of towing in. Jeff Clark, who rode Mavericks alone for 15 years before sharing his knowledge with the rest of the world, led this courageous band of watermen into uncharted waters, even going left through the seemingly off-limits backdoor of the iconic wave.