Vintage Collectibles - Anderson Collection - Reef Magazine

REEF MAGAZINE VOLUME 1, NO. 1 (1960)

Don't miss a rare opportunity to own an uncirculated copy of Reef Magazine, directly from the founder's personal collection! The quality just doesn't get any better than this anywhere!

This was the first true monthly, 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. 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 magazine is in remarkable, mint condition. Literally just as it was when it came off the press 47 years ago. It is crisp and clean, unread and untouched by human hands.

We have several sets available in mint condition, for a limited time only. Buy the complete set of three for only $2,500. Please call with all serious offers.

Packaged in an archival-quality clear plastic sleeve with an acid-free mat backing board.

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