Spirits of the Land

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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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A planned trip for adventure from Gaviota to San Diego for Hollister Ranch locals Nole Cossart and Chadd Konig turns into a paddle for Gaviota’s primitiveness. Barely old enough to buy alcohol, Nole and Chadd journey out to remind people of California’s ruggedness, hoping it’s never lost to the housing demands of society.