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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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From the pocket coves of Laguna Beach to the Forgotten Island of Santosha, Spyder Wills has injected his arcane reference points and technical virtuosity with twisted intensity. Lending world-standard camera work to films and television productions ( , “Wide World of Sports”) Wills was known for both his ability to get the job done and his wicked sense of humor. Writer Kevin O’Sullivan burrowed into Spyder’s lair for this feature, supported by the superb portraiture of Art Brewer.