The Third Element

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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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Indo boat trips could be construed as cliché, unless Dave Rastovich, Craig Anderson, Ry Craike, Chris Del Morro and company are crammed onto a vessel together. With no lack of inspiration, unusual craft, and flawless wavescapes, this eclectic crew demonstrates exactly why the Mentawais are surfing’s favorite playground.