Mind the Transitions

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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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Thrasher covers bagged. Walls ridden. Rail-slides originated with Mark Gonzales. First Chapters written with Dane Reynolds. The birth name’s spelled Satan backwards. In profile, the impact of Santa Monica’s Natas Kaupas—core skateboarder, surf-influencer, and graphic designer—comes clear.