Pre-contact: The Surfing Tradition of Sao Tome
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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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Sam George’s account of Sao Tomean surf culture clearly highlights their traditional influence on the sport. George takes us to a small, West African island where he shares a heartfelt experience with local surfers, very well discovering the origin of surfing.