The Monster Out of the Box

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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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Surfing set Sandow Birk on his wandering path. He defines himself as an artist who surfs rather than a surf artist. Birk studied in Europe and his inspirations came from past masters where he meshes contemporary and classic, and today is considered one of L.A.’s most significant artists.