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Tracks magazine


Monthly surf magazine published out of Sydney, Australia; the country's surf media flagship in the 1970s and early '80s. Tracks was founded in 1970 by editor David Elfick, surf journalist John Witzig, and surf moviemaker Alby Falzon as a counterculture alternative to magazines like Surfer and Surfing World.

With its debut issue, Tracks made a clear break from the standard surf mag format, publishing on black-and-white newsprint and using an oversize Rolling Stone-type format, and folded in h...