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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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Joni Sternbach heads down to the beach with an antique 8×10 camera, tripod, umbrella, folding table, portable dark box, and a cooler full of chemicals. The tintype portraits of interested and willing surfers creates a feeling of being in a moment yet slowing time down.