The Light After The Darkroom


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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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TSJ’s founding Photo Editor, Rob Gilley, brought a tight pack of unseen hits from his photo files—spanning Central America to the Eastern Seaboard, the north Pacific to the Caribbean. Rather than providing standard road notes, Gilley arranges the images as a photo essay on the changing nature of surf photography.