Sounding VI

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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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Flex, an under-examined element of surf design, is discussed by seven maestros of flex, none of them interested in a stiff sled. Renny Yater, Mitchell Rae, Shawn Ambrose, Sage Joske, Timmy Patterson, Steve Pendarvis, and Bert Berger each discuss their approach to incorporating flex into a board, through the use of different materials (e.g., foam, resin, glass, wood) and techniques (e.g., rails, stringers, tails, decks).