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Surfer magazine


Flagship surf magazine published monthly out of San Juan Capistrano, California, founded in 1960 by surfer-artist-filmmaker John Severson; the longest continuously published surf magazine, and sometimes referred to as the "Bible of the sport."

Severson was a high school teacher with two surf films to his credit when he began to write and design The Surfer, a 36-page, black-and-white, horizontally formatted marketing piece for Surf Fever, his third movie. He sold 5,000 copies, enough to convi...