This was the first true monthly surf magazine, according to Tim De La Vega, author of the Surfing Collectibles Guide. Sadly, Reef only lasted three issues. Publishers Pat Anderson and David Goldman were trying to attract an overall beach scene clientele with articles that covered almost everything on beach life in 1960, including girls, body surfing, canoe races, maps of surf spots, contest coverage, fiction, and articles on drinking in every issue! "At least they knew how to party," De La Vega writes.
Anderson and Goldman were journalism students at USC when they decided to publish their own surfing magazine. When the deadlines and time demands began to interfere with their college careers, and they were forced to abandon the project after only three issues.
"It's hard to believe it's been 47 years since we published Reef, Anderson said. "It was great fun, but very time consuming."
This example is in very good condition, about 85 percent of mint. Top right corner is creased as shown in scan. Otherwise very light cover and spine wear. No pulling at staples and no staple rust. Complete and intact with no torn or missing pages and no cutouts. No water stains or moisture damage of any kind.
Packaged in an archival-quality clear plastic sleeve with an acid-free mat backing board.
Guaranteed original and authentic.
Sold at $695.
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