Vintage Collectibles - Magazines - Surfer Magazine - 1960's
SURFER Magazine Volume 1, No. 1 (1960)
THIS IS THE REAL DEAL! "In this crowded world the surfer can still seek and find the perfect day, the perfect wave, and be alone with the surf and his thoughts." This is the classic first SURFER Magazine....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 2, No. 2 (1961)
Few people know that this classic shot of Reynolds Yater was actually taken at the Ranch, not Hammond's Reef as cited on page 1. With this, the third issue of SURFER Magazine ever, founder and publisher John Severson added....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 2, No. 3 (1961)
This John Severson cover shot features Ricky Grigg charging Waimea Bay. This issue includes "The Australian Surf," "Toes on the Nose," and Rick Griffin's Murphy and the Surfing Contest, Part II. Also includes a "South....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 2, No. 4 (1961)
One of the rarest and most valuable issues of SURFER Magazine has finally reached Collector's Bay. It's definitely a keeper! Content includes interviews with members of the San Onofre Surf Club, Rick Griffin's Murphy's....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 3, No. 1 (1962)
A Banzai Pipeline cover feature offers plenty of thrills and spills. The equipment of the era didn't help matters very much. Ricky Grigg, Mike Hynson, Jose Angel, and a handful of others bite off a bit more than they can....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 3, No. 2 (1962)
Forty-four years old and counting! Hard to believe this mag -- the first bi-monthly issue of Surfer -- is in such remarkably good shape for its age. (No offense to the 40-somethings out there...) Great old shots of Redondo....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 3, No. 3 (1962)
This landmark Murphy issue brings back a flood of memories! Lots of classic artwork throughout by SURFER Founder John Severson and a very talented young cartoonist by the name of Rick Griffin. (His Murphy and the Marines,....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 3, No. 4 (1962)
This one is way before my time. Still, you've got to appreciate the level of skill required to surf on such primitive equipment. Content includes a Huntington Beach pictorial, Photos from the Readers, Baja travel feature,....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 3, No. 5 (1962)
They just don't get much older than this! This is the Big Christmas Issue from December-January of 1962-63 featuring Rincon and Haleiwa pictorials, contest coverage, wipeouts, and Rick Griffin's Murphy and the Cavemen,....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 4, No. 1 (1963)
"Surf Be Bop," a famous abstract painting by publisher and SURFER Magazine founder John Severson, depicts two surfers lying on the beach. Content includes "Southern California's Big Surf," "Toes on the Nose," Murphy and....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 4, No. 2 (1963)
A fold-out front cover and centerfold booklet featuring Waimea Bay make this early issue of Surfer Magazine highly collectible. Content includes Pipeline and Waimea pictorials, reader photos, and Rick Griffin's Murphy....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 4, No. 3 (1963)
Action-packed early issue includes an Ala Moana pictorial, "Hints from Hoot," Hermosa Beach pictorial, "Photos from the Readers," "Toes on the Nose," "Surfer Tips: Rules of the Road," Rick Griffin's Murphy and the Lost....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 4, No. 4 (1963)
"San Diego Scene," "Toes on the Nose," Seal Beach Pictorial, Yokahama Bay full-color centerspread, Australia's Dee Why Point, and Rick Griffin's Murphy and the Lost Continent of Atlantis. Plus classic period ads from the....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 4, No. 5 (1963)
Tom Morey reaches top speed on a foamy Malibu wall, circa 1963. Content includes an early Wedge pictorial, "Malibu From the Beginning," with words and photos by LeRoy Grannis, an Australia travel feature, and Murphy's....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 4, No. 6 (1963)
Big Christmas Edition featuring a San Francisco pictorial, the "Surfer/Skier" connection, Redondo Breakwater big-wave action, epic Florida, and a neat little article on our own Carmel-by-the-Sea! Other content includes....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 5, No. 1 (1964)
This packed early issue includes "The Greatest Surf in the World: Laniakea," "Killer Capo on a Cat," Phil Edwards speaking out on contests, a full-color Rincon center spread, a Long Island pictorial, an "Offshore Voyage" to....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 5, No. 3 (1964)
First Annual Surfer Poll Awards with Phil Edwards taking top honors. Read the Phil Edwards interview here. "Have the Marines Lost the War (Against the Surfers)?" Puerto Vallarta pictorial offers up some beachbreak barrels,....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 5, No. 4 (1964)
An Orange County montage graces the cover of this classic from 1964. A lengthy O.C. pictorial is also herewith, with lots of "Orange" juice, including Huntington Beach, Santa Ana Rivermouth, Seal Beach, Laguna Beach, Salt....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 5, No. 5 (1964)
This cover shot had mothers everywhere worrying about their sons' raging hormones. Coverage includes a Campus Point pictorial, Frenchman Joel de Rosnay interview, and John Severson's "Surfers in Motion." SURFER answers the....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 5, No. 6 (1964)
Steve Bigler takes a huge drop at Sunset Beach as he prepares to set his rail on equipment that would be considered primitive by today's standards. Content includes a Fred Hemmings interview, "Explosive Sunset Beach" by....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 6, No. 1 (1965)
This classic issue features one of the last published interviews with the late father of modern surfing, Duke Kahanamoku. "Maybe I won't ride as big a wave as some of these guys are riding," said The Duke. "I'll just....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 6, No. 2 (1965)
Felipe Pomar wins the World Contest in Peru. Features Richard Harbour's centerspread photo of Rich Chew hanging five in the Pupukea shorebreak. Honorable mention to Kit Horn for his short on surf times during World War II........ Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 6, No. 3 (1965)
An inviting overview of Black's Beach on a south swell beckons. Neat old issue of SURFER featuring Rick Griffin's "Murphy Hits the Skids, Part 2, "Mickey Dora: Surf Stuntman," 1964 Surfer Poll Awards, and "Three Rare Days at....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 6, No. 4 (1965)
Mexican Malibu, bellyboarding, and California south swell spots offer a bit of relief from the usual Hawaii coverage. A Skip Newell article on the International Skateboard Championships held in Anaheim, California is....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 6, No. 5 (1965)
Special nose riding issue! Phil Edwards picks the top ten nose riders!! Rare shot of Take, Jantzen's Kahuna of surftrunk designers on back cover. Exceptionally fine issue of a 37-year-old magazine. Appears to be barely....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 6, No. 6 (1965)
Big-wave issue with the heroes-of-the-day and their thoughts on riding mountains of water. Also includes the infamous "Malibu War" between Miki Dora and Johnny Fain and "Da Kine Chreesmess Fairystory" by Rick Griffin and....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 7, No. 1 (1966)
The notorious Fabulous French Surf issue of 1966 including the Griffin-Stoner feature in France. This one also includes Duke contest coverage from Sunset Beach, a hilarious J.J. Moon interview, a Florida pictorial, Reader....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 7, No. 2 (1966)
"Crossed Paths on Maui: On the Trail of the Elusive Surf at Honolua Bay" offers some choice shots of the perfect righthander. Pipeline, South Africa, and bodysurfing at Little Avalon also figure prominently. Thiscopy is....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 7, No. 3 (1966)
Classic two-page ad for Greg Noll's "Da Cat." Peru travel feature takes you to Pico Alto, which Felipe Pomar describes as "better than Sunset." Mike Doyle takes top honors in the 1965 Surfer Poll Awards. Content also includes....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 7, No. 4 (1966)
"The Sign of the Kook," by Bill Cleary, "Guess Who's Minding the Store" with Griffin and Stoner, "Hot-Dogging vs. Classic Surfing," a Mauritius travel feature, and a Yokahama Bay pictorial round out this classic. Plus lots of....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 7, No. 5 (1966)
This legendary SURFER cover features big Conrad Canha (a.k.a. "The Milkman") inside the Ala Moana bowl. Includes Bill Cleary's "The Real Wave Story." A World Surfing Championship preview pits David Nuuhiwa against Nat....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 7, No. 6 (1966)
"Pipeline Comes to Newport" during an epic late-season south swell at 18th Street. Jock Sutherland, David Nuuhiwa, and Dick Brewer show up on day two for a taste of this hollow rarity. Corky Carroll wins the United States....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 8, No. 1 (1967)
Jam-packed issue featuring Patrick McNulty's "The Tijuana Sloughs," the 1966 Makaha International Championships, "The High Performers," Surfer Photography, "Rip Surfley's Believe It or Else," coverage of the 1966 United....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 8, No. 2 (1967)
The infamous "We Are Tops" article by John Witzig of Australia caused quite the stir in our neck of the woods back when I was a kid. One of my all-time favorite issues with a cherry interior. We rate this a Betty-plus, at....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 8, No. 3 (1967)
Griffin and Stoner go "deep in the heart of Texas" to search out the burgeoning surf scene in this hilarious adventure. David Nuuhiwa edges out Corky Carroll for the Surfer Poll Awards' Top Surfers of 1966. A Hawaii pictorial....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 8, No. 4 (1967)
The Blue Max, the Red Baron, and the Green Hornet battle it out for Australia's top spot in "Involvement at Bells Beach." Check out the Bob McTavish sequence at Giant Bells on pages 61-62. Truly some early big-wave surfing on....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 8, No. 5 (1967)
Ron Stoner captures Dickie Moon streaking across a see-through wall at Black's, circa 1967. Steve Bigler takes first place in the East Coast Championships held at Virginia Beach. Also includes "Surfing the Seychelles,"....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 9, No. 1 (1968)
Billy Hamilton jams a turn during a sunset session at Cotton's Point in Southern California. Content includes coverage of the Duke Invitational, a Baja travel adventure, and a San Francisco pictorial. Also includes....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 9, No. 2 (1968)
This is a classic old issue from the late 60s just loaded with content, including an Africa travel feature, a farewell tribute to Duke Pahoa Kahanamoku, a North Shore pictorial featuring legends like Eddie Aikau, Joey Cabell,....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 9, No. 3 (1968)
This was the Giant Summer Issue, 146 pages in all. Content includes 1967 Surfer Poll Awards with Corky Carroll taking top honors. Great old feature on Duke Kahanamoku's Hui Nalu Surf Club, "When the Hawaiians Ruled the....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 9, No. 4 (1968)
Enter the shortboard era. A Drew Kampion essay explores "the super short, uptight, v-bottom, tube carving plastic machines and other assorted short subjects" in this 1968 classic. A full-color pictorial highlights some....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 9, No. 5 (1968)
The much-sought-after Ranch issue in excellent condition. Lengthy Ranch pictorial featuring lots of empty lineups. Memorable centerspread of Skip Frye paddling out to empty Cojo Point. Plus a Fred Hemmings interview, East....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 9, No. 6 (1969)
Nat Young carves up La Barre in France during the European Championships. Filmmaker Eric Blum introduces "The Fantastic Plastic Machine," featuring George Greenough's never-before-seen in-the-tube perspectives. Fred....... Details