The Thruster Grail

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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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When Andrew Kidman took Simon Anderson’s original Thruster for a paddle one day he was only vaguely aware of its monetary value, he just knew that it was a special surfboard. But after spending some days in the water with the shaping pioneer, Kidman came to find out that the board made the man just as much as the man made the board.