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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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No fins, no swimming, pushing off directly into the tube in the shorebreak: try whomping to get your fill of wave time. Review of Taylor Steele’s DVD “Innersection”; Serge Dedina’s second book “Wild Sea”; Dave Kalama riffs on what it takes to really be prepared for those 20 footers; Kelly Slater’s response to winning the 10th ASP World Title, Curtain Call in South Oz, Aussie photographers and their monikers. Surfing Around: Excerpts from Dr. David Stern’s “Notes for a book on surfing, 1963”; Passings: Phillip “Flippy” Hoffman, Peter Van Dyke, and John Montgomery Lind; Off-The Lips with Nathan Fletcher and Jason Murray. Liner Notes the back story on the creation of the following features in this issue: “Chasing Down the Genius” by Paul Holmes, a profile of master craftsman Jim Phillips; “Odds & Ends” an article compiled by ex-Surfer editor Brad Barrett on 1960s San Diego surfing.