Surf’s Up This Summer

by Kasey Caminiti | August 3, 2022 8:16 am

Between 1960 and 2020, the pages of Surfer magazine were ornamented with every aspect of surf culture, from must-have surf gear to profiles of surf legends. Founded by surfer, artist and filmmaker John Severson, Surfer was a trailblazer in the niche world of surf-focused publications, featuring travel content, surf spot profiles, big wave pictorials and interviews with top surfers.

Surfer magazine

After six decades in print, Grant Ellis has compiled a colorful anthology of the magazine’s most iconic covers, articles and more. Surfer Magazine: 1960-2020[1] (Rizzoli) includes a chronological progression of the magazine’s content from world-renowned photographers, writers and graphic designers. Surf stars like Miki Dora, Kelly Slater[2] and Laird Hamilton are all highlighted in the new compilation, further cementing Surfer as a leading voice in the water and celebrating the surf subculture.

  1. Surfer Magazine: 1960-2020:
  2. Kelly Slater:

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