The House on Butterfly Lane
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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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What was it like to be a surfer in the 50s? Danny Aaberg’s piece on The Butterfly House gives a taste of the fun and wild times had by the traveling surfer in the early years of the sport. This article is an entertaining recollection about what a handful of Santa Barbara surfer’s considered their sanctuary, known as The House on Butterfly Lane.