Vintage Collectibles - Magazines - International Surfing


In 1970, professional surfers struggled with their desire to just surf for surfing's sake versus the need to make money to survive. That internal conflict is evident in the pages of this magazine, with articles like "Plastic Classic" and "Mass Media Waves." Paul Strauch wins the 19th Annual Makaha International Surfing Championships in solid surf. Meanwhile, Wayne Lynch, Nat Young, Keith Paull, and Bob McTavish cement Australia into the forefront of progressive surfing. Plus "California Odyssey" by Monte Gast -- "from the Oregon border to Mexico...and back again." Featured locales include Rincon, Malibu, Windansea, Huntington Beach, Swamis, Stanley's, and Santa Cruz. "Living the North Shore" by Walt Phillips captures the laid back mood of the times. Then it's more surf poetry by Derrel Whitemyer and Paul Chapey. Walt Phillips pens "Plastic Classic," coverage of Joey Cabell's win in the Duke Classic at Sunset. Also includes coverage of the giant swell of December 4th, 1969, as told by Greg Noll, who surfed Makaha at 35 feet. This magazine is in very good or Betty-plus condition, about 85 percent of mint. Very light cover and spine wear with no pulling at staples. No torn or missing pages and no cutouts. Packaged in an archival-quality clear plastic sleeve with an acid-free mat backing board. Click Here for a closer look.