The Surfer’s Journal

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The Surfer's Journal is the preeminent publication in surfing; a bi-monthly magazine that chronicles surfing and surf culture in a considered and timeless fashion. The Journal is a reader supported publication that is printed on fsc certified paper and is a member of 1% For The Planet. Imported directly from the publishers in California, Otter Surfboards are one of the few outlets in the UK where you can pick up a copy. If you would like any specific back orders, please contact us and we'll order them in for you.

Issue 27.5 On the Cover: Greg Long in the far Eastern Atlantic, perhaps contemplating the benefits of length over height. The noted XXL-hunter journeyed toward African waters for the sole purpose of burning rubber down this quarter-mile, sand-bottomed drag strip. Check out the guts of the issue to read more from this trip. Various other points and personas also included within.

Issue 27.4 On the cover: Reno Abellira, Dick Brewer, Gerry Lopez, April 1969, Oahu. “We were fueled up with some good smoke and great company,” says photographer David Darling. “When Reno spotted the Makiki water-pump station, we off-loaded our boards and burned through some yoga poses. Next, we stopped in the woods, climbed some trees, and laid out the boards in the groundcover.” Inside the book, features scan from Indonesian shamans, to Art Brewer’s imagery of the quick and the dead, to the barren surrealism of the South Australian surfscape.

Issue 27.3 On the cover: Matahi Drollet navigates the hydro prism at Teahupoo. Pinpoints inside the mag drift from the frozen river mouths of Iceland (with our friend Elli Thor Magnusson) to a sultry pier in India. White sharks in Gansbaai, the oldest continuously inhabited structure in California, and the lifecycle of surfing as a competitive endeavor are each held to the light for further revelations.

Issue 27.1 Features inside the flap rove from an urban surf-scape in the Middle East to an examination of artificial waves—and their existential impacts. A Hawaiian bodysurf Mecca, an archipelago in the South Pacific, two visual/spatial artists, and a horde of full-bleed surf imagery offer waypoints of interest.

Issue 26.6 Inside the book, further odysseys follow a team of daredevils to the glacial outfalls of Alaska, a crew of Indonesian boat-in pioneers through the revelation of Desert Point, and director Bruce Brown’s still-camera inside the most impactful surf movie ever assembled. Technical analysis of the asymmetrical surfboard, and a deep batch of imagery from the front-lines of the professional surf arena, add motion and ballast.

Issue 26.5 Features inside the book chart the mirrored perfection of twin African points, dissect the foundational surfing of Oxnard’s Russ Short, and enjoin a string of clip hunts across Iceland, Mexico, and the Maldives with the likes of Steph Gilmore and Ryan Burch. Digital disruptions on the Victorian Coast of Oz, high-resolution slide film on Oahu’s North Shore, and the “death of print” in the surf media are variously discussed.

Issue 25.3 Inside pages range from the diamond- and surf-rich coastlines of Africa to an atoll in the Indian Ocean. Tintypes from photographer Bernard Testemale, time-bending imagery from Jay Mark Johnson, and the back-alley noir and shorefront vibrancy of Town lend lights and darks.

Issue 24.3 Includes an article with us as the subject, penned by Daniel Crockett. SOLD OUT - contact us to get back orders.

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