Three Views of the Revolution


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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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McTavish, Young, and Witzig give their perspectives on shortboard development with a detailed look into the diverse stages of board shape and the surfers who helped explore the possibilities waves have to offer. A historically informative article, which examines surfboard evolution, influential figures, and experimental shapes that changed the aesthetics and direction of the sport.