Vintage Collectibles - Magazines - Surfer Magazine - 1970's
SURFER Magazine Volume 10, No. 1 (1969)
The shortboard era in full swing and here to stay. The "electric color design" cover features Roger Adams at Santa Cruz and was designed by John Severson. This issue is in very good condition, at least 85 percent of mint........ Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 10, No. 2 (1969)
"Variations on a theme -- the Rorschach-like design features Pat Tobin at Sunset Cliffs." Includes "Progressing" by Ryan Dotson, "The Crackerjack Conspiracy" by Mickey Dora (a hilarious must-read!), "What is Surfing:....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 10, No. 3 (1969)
The late-sixties influence is really visible in this classic fold-out cover featuring a blistering Sunset cutback by 1969 Surfer Poll winner Nat Young. This packed issue contains a Bob Cooper interview, "Two Sides of....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 10, No. 4 (1969)
Ron Stoner captures a fiery sunset in this striking cover image from '69. Mickey Dora discusses the "Demise of Surfing" in a lengthy interview complete with charts and graphs. "When there's surf, I'm totally committed," he....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 10, No. 5 (1969)
Brad McCaul gets a new hairdo at Malibu during his through-the-lip bash from 1969. Brad shows readers how to perform the maneuver in this issue. Content includes a David Nuuhiwa interview, Drew Kampion's "The Day They....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 10, No. 6 (1970)
Great North Shore pictorial featuring Gerry Lopez, Nat Young, Billy Hamilton, and Jock Sutherland in their prime. Action includes Pipeline, Waimea, Rocky Point, Velzyland, and Sunset. This issue is in very good or Betty....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 11, No. 1 (1970)
This sparkly Tom Stone Pipeline cover shot beckons readers to "A Portfolio of Surfer and Waves Getting it On," a seemingly endless array of timeless, classic images from Hawaii and California. You'll laugh at "Smiling....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 11, No. 2 (1970)
Enter the "First Annual End of the World Issue" featuring Rory Russell in a moment of intimacy with a Pupukea pocket. Content includes a Margo Godfrey interview, Merv Larson tearing up Rincon on a wave ski, while Thor Svenson....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 11, No. 3 (1970)
J. Riddle finds the slot at Drake's, "one of California's best surf spots." Content includes a Barry Kanaiaupuni interview, an Australia pictorial, "Focus," and "Pacific Vibrations," a colorful surf movie preview by John....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 11, No. 4 (1970)
Classic "Ranchlands" feature by Drew Kampion includes photos by Art Brewer and surfing by Mike Tabeling, Brad McCaul, Angie Reno, and Rick Griffin, who piloted the psychedelic schoolbus "Motorskill" into pristine,....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 11, No. 5 (1970)
What can we say about this classic issue from 1970? Packed with articles depicting the sign of the times: New Directions by Corky Carroll, More New Directions by Peter Dixon and, of course, i, ii, iii by Associate Editor Drew....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 11, No. 6 (1971)
Great early feature on Kauai surfing by then-Associate Editor Steve Pezman (founder of The Surfer's Journal). Other content includes "The Twelfth Year at the Pier" by Drew Kampion, Terry Hendricks' "Omni," and "Vortex" by....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 12, No. 1 (1971)
Cool issue featuring North Shore action from the winter of 1970-71. Check out Owl Chapman's epic Sunset tube ride sequence on pages 36-41! Also includes coverage of the Duke Invitational and Smirnoff Pro. Finally, a Santa....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 12, No. 2 (1971)
Classic California makes this one, with some pretty Blacks and Redondo Beach photos. We rate this one a Betty-plus, about 85 percent of mint. No torn or missing pages and no cutouts.Packaged in a archival-quality clear....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 12, No. 3 (1971)
Content includes "One + Two = Free or the Tri-Fin Trip," Hal Humphrey's "The Ranch Dream: How We Lived It," a North Shore pictorial, "The Great Waves of December '69" by Ricky Grigg, and "The Specific Direction of Pacific....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 12, No. 4 (1971)
Great Ala Moana pictorial featuring a young Gerry Lopez, along with a nice feature on early beachbreak discoveries in France. Of course, there's always Bill Ogden's classic Jantzen ads with Corky Carroll on the back....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 12, No. 5 (1971 )
Extremely clean copy of this early seventies classic featuring the only body surfing cover in the magazine's history. Also includes O'Neill's controversial It's Always Summer on the Inside ad. Content includes a Drew....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 12, No. 6  (1972)
Herb Torrens shows some finesse and emotion in this memorable cover shot from 1972. You can find his book, Paraffin Chronicles, here at SugarShackSurfShop.com! The only SURFER from the early 70's worth collecting....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 13, No. 1 (1972)
Content includes a Gavin Rudolph interview and a Long Island pictorial. Jeff Hakman wins his third Duke Classic at windy Sunset. Also includes coverage of the Golden Breed Expression Session II, the 1971 Smirnoff Pro-Am, and....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 13, No. 2 (1972)
So you think you're having a bad day? How about this poor sap, about to go over the falls on an eight-footer at Sunset. As the description reads, "...after living through an experience like this, you can relax, 'cause nothing....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 13, No. 3 (1972)
How about a Jack O'Neill interview, "California Surfing," or Steve Wilkings portfolio? This one also features a Morning of the Earth surf movie review, a scientific article on wave mechanics, an Oregon travel feature, a Ben....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 13, No. 4 (1972)
Coverage begins with a David Nuuhiwa interview at the height of his cosmic phase. "South Swell" by Yuri Farrant offers some narrative about Ala Moana and Maalaea, while Steve Wilkings provides the images. "Swell South" offers....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 13, No. 5 (1972)
Boat wakes never looked so good! Jeff Hakman interviews Gerry Lopez. Also includes "Our Mother Ocean" pictorial with poetry, "Big-City Surf-vival Boogie or How to Stay Tubed in Town" by Reno Abellira, and Hurricane Agnes....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 13, No. 6 (1973)
One of SURFER's ugliest covers, but why not? Content includes a Terry Fitzgerald interview, a kneeboarding pictorial, and an Australia travel feature. "Focus" offers some fantastic images of summertime Newport and Blacks,....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 14, No. 1 (1973)
Jeff Crawford interview, California "Spot Check," design forum, coverage of the Hang Ten American Pro Contest, and coverage of the First Annual (?) Pipe Masters contest with Gerry Lopez taking top honors. Cover is bright....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 14, No. 2 (1973)
Head dip! Content includes a Phil Edwards and Mickey Munoz interview, a Florida pictorial, a Mexico travel feature, North Shore coverage from winter of '72-'73, a California pictorial, and even a hang gliding feature titled....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 14, No. 3 (1973)
"Places You'll Probably Never Surf," a Central America travel feature, a Northern California pictorial, and Sunset Beach: A Point, a Peak, and a Wall." Standouts include B.K., Rory Russell, Sam Hawk, and Billy....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 14, No. 4 (1973)
A young Michael Ho gets up close and personal in this classic Steve Wilkings cover from 1973. Short South America travel feature, "Wipeouts," Florida pictorial with Jeff Crawford and Greg Loehr, "Deeper into CentroAmerica....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 14, No. 5 (1973)
Craig Peterson and Greg Carpenter stumble onto hollow perfection in Mainland Mexico in "Discovery on the Way Home From Central America." Reno Abellira applies his wave knowledge to Western Australia juice, while Lloyd....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 14, No. 6 (1973)
Includes "The Rainbow Story" by Neil Stebbins, a lengthy North Shore portfolio by Steve Wilkings and Jeff Divine, "Feeling Fall" by Steve Pezman, and "Memoires of a Barracuda" by Bud Browne. This issue is in Betty-plus....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 15, No. 1 (1974)
"Santosha isn't really a particular place, it's a word that has a meaning...it's a state of mind, actually, a state of being, of living...to me it seems a forgotten state of happiness and peace." In other words, it doesn't....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 15, No. 2 (1974)
A lengthy Phil Edwards interview kicks things off, followed by "East Coast Evolution," a Rocky Point pictorial, Reader Photos, and a juicy centerspread featuring a long-haired Terry Fitzgerald high-lining through the west....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 15, No. 3 (1974)
Another gem from SURFER turns 30 years old! Content includes "Surfer Escape Vehicles," "Great Writers and the Sea Revisited," and "Shaping: The Art Form" by Steve Pezman. Also includes New Zealand and Angola travel....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 15, No. 4 (1974)
Content includes a James Jones interview, Mickey Dora's "$50,000 Challenge," and "The Biggest South Since '69," which features some fantastic Maalaea and Ala Moana shots. "Equal Time" takes another look at women's surfing........ Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 15, No. 5 (1974)
"Kauai: A Conceptual Garden," First East Coast U.S. Surfing Championships, and a Hawaii winter preview highlight this classic from '74. Plus some killer California shots including Santa Cruz and our own Monterey Bay. This....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 15, No. 6 (1975)
This high-powered issue includes "It Leaves You Breathless" by Reno Abellira, "The Duke Classic: A Tribute to the Man" by Billy Hamilton, and an early Indonesia surfari featuring Gerry Lopez at Uluwatu. Mike Doyle, Joey....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 16, No. 1 (1975)
Who could forget this timeless Woody Woodworth cover from 1975?! This one's a classic, right down to the North Shore coverage featuring Reno Abellira, James Jones, and a young South African by the name of Shaun Thomson. Plus,....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 16, No. 2 (1975)
Remember when you could still surf Pipeline with just a handful of guys? Jeff Divine captured it for posterity in this classic Pipe panorama from '75. Craig Peterson and Kevin Naughton hit the road again in "Beneath the....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 16, No. 3 (1975)
"The Rubberman can do anything, anytime, anywhere on a wave." Larry Bertleman gets loose on the South Shore in this memorable rag. Standouts at Ala Mo include Ben Aipa, Gerry Lopez, Rory Russell, and Reno Abellira. Classic....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 16, No. 4 (1975)
Check out Michael Ho's calm expression in this heavy Backdoor section! Trippy skimboarding pictorial on pages 72-76, plus lots of South Shore action. This issue is in Betty-plus condition, about 85 percent of mint. Very....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 16, No. 5 (1975)
Content includes coverage of a macker Southern Hemi swell that hit California in September of 1975. The Wedge at its best! This copy is in Betty condition, about 80 percent of mint. No torn or missing pages and no cutouts........ Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 16, No. 6 (1975)
North Shore coverage from 1975-76 highlights this collectible classic. Young rippers include Shaun Thomson, Rory Russell, and Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew. Funny interview with the great Chubby Mitchell by Kimo....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 17, No. 1 (1976)
Those skin-tight Katins were too much... Content includes a guest editorial by Rus Calisch titled "Aloha to Contests" and "North Shore Winter 75-76," featuring action by Mark Richards, Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew, Barry....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 17, No. 2 (1976)
This classic cover features previously unseen "Inside-Out Tube Views." Most people assume it's Gerry Lopez inside the tube, but it's actually a young Jackie Dunn. A lengthy portfolio by Steve Wilkings begins on page 74. He....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 17, No. 3 (1976)
A Florida pictorial features some high quality waves and one very ugly dead hammerhead. Australia Pro Tour coverage includes Peter Townend, Rory Russell, Michael Peterson, Wayne Lynch, and others. Plus "Quivers," Summer Surf....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 17, No. 4 (1976)
Part II of Jeff Divine's Gold Coast pictorial features Burleigh Heads, Kirra, and Noosa Heads going mental. Apparently riding big waves run in the family...read "Pop: The Family Aikau" by Kimo Hollinger. A South Shore....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 17, No. 5 (1976)
"Holiday Issue 1976" with fold-out front cover of Peter Townend smoothly cutting back at Rocky Point. Plus "The Essence of Surfing" by John Roberts, "Eastern Faces," and Billy Hamilton says goodbye to Jose Angel in "A North....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 17, No. 6 (1977)
This "Special All-Color Issue" cover features Michael Ho at Honolua Bay. Also includes a Michael Tomson interview, "Hawaii: Heavy Energy Hits the Proving Grounds" by Jeff Divine, plus Sam Hawk and Terry Fitzgerald interviews........ Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 18, No. 1 (1977)
"Paths of Glory: Hawaiian Winter 76/77" by John Witzig, featuring some beautiful Backdoor Pipe, V-land, and Off-the-Wall. Players include Shaun Tomson, Mark Richards, Bobby Owens, Mark Warren, Ian Cairns, Peter Townend, and....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 18, No. 2 (1977)
Shaun Tomson wins the 1977 Katin Team Challenge, California's largest pro event at the time. Also includes "A Portfolio of California Class," Clyde Beatty's Rocket Fish and the "Evolution of a California Species," and "The....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 18, No. 3 (1977)
This alternative issue features "Return to Forever," a California pictorial by Craig Fineman, "The Body Art: Pure and Simple" by Tom Tomlinson, and "Windsurfing: Another Free Ride" by Steve Wilkings. Michael Peterson wins the....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 18, No. 4 (1977)
"Strenuous Theatre" by Bruce Valluzzi examines the relationship between professional surfing and marketability. On to "The California Experience," a visual feast with a pumping Lunada Bay centerspread absolutely stealing the....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 18, No. 5 (1978)
Dane Kealoha's cover shot looks more like a stand-up tube than a lesson in small-wave surfing... First, you can cut your teeth on letters to the editor by Ian Cairns and Jock Sutherland. Reno Abellira pens "The Jeffrey's....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 18, No. 6 (1978)
A Lynne Boyer profile titled "Raising the Level" shows why she was an early steward of women's professional surfing. North Shore action includes some all-time Laniakea, Pipe, Sunset, Gas Chambers, and Rocky Point. Plus....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 19, No. 1 (1978)
SURFER Magazine goes monthly with this vintage issue from '78. Content includes the formal announcement of the creation of the New Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA). Rory Russell interviews Col "Smitty" Smith, plus....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 19, No. 2 (1978)
The late great Mark Foo gets deep in a Hawaiian tube. Foo lost his life while surfing Maverick's, a big-wave spot in Half Moon Bay. His tragic story is told in Riding Giants, a recent motion picture by Stacy Peralta. This....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 19, No. 3 (1978)
Mark Richards defines happiness as "Sex and Tube Rides"...hard to argue with that! This one includes a notable, lengthy interview with M.R. during his prime, a mere 21 years old. Also includes 1978 Stubbies Classic....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 19, No. 4 (1978)
The mystery rider on the cover is Colin Smith at Dee Why Point, Australia. Content includes "Caribbean Islands in the Stream," "Big Wednesday: Behind the Scenes of Hollywood's Last Surf Movie," and coverage of the 1978....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 19, No. 5 (1978)
"Sketches of Spain," "A Few of the Boys" by Mike Perry, and Coke Classic coverage. Also includes "Huntington Beach: Tales of the Pier," an early Puerto Escondido travel feature, and a Big Wednesday movie review. Check out the....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 19, No. 6 (1978)
Dane Kealoha's colorful Town & Country slices cleanly through a lime-green wave on the south shore of Oahu. This one includes an early article on Surfer's Ear, "The Magic of a Hawaiian Summer" by Jim Kempton, including the....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 19, No. 7 (1978)
This one kicks off with a New Zealand pictorial featuring some of the best waves ever surfed at Puni's Farm. Also includes "Wayne Lynch at 25: A Very Experienced Surf Nazi" by John Witzig. (Lynch basically goes nuts on his....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 19, No. 8 (1978)
Content includes "Shades of Indian Summer," a beautiful California pictorial. Hawaiians find Japanese power on "Niijima Island: Surfing the Typhoon Sea" by Bernie Baker. Plus "Focus: Contemporary Progressions," a Shaun Tomson....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 20, No. 1 (1979)
SURFER Magazine's 20th Anniversary issue featuring Jeff Crawford at Pipeline. Content includes "North Shore Winter '78/'79: Setting the Stage" by Terry Fitzgerald, a Dane Kealoha profile by Phil Jarratt titled "Floorboard....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 20, No. 10 (1979)
This Southern Hemi issue targets new travel adventures in...where else: the southern oceans. We start in South Africa, to Jeffrey's Bay and lesser known spots like Kohle and Elands. Then we journey to Australia, to surf....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 20, No. 11 (1979)
Randall Kim gets a big piece of a helpless little Kaiser's wave. Terry Fitzgerald goes "back to the future" and pens a piece on "The Eighties," and what to expect...lots of day-glo colors, contests, and crowds. An....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 20, No. 12 (1979)
This is the last issue from the seventies...kinda sad in a way. No SURFER collection is complete without it. Begin the day with "Malibu Morning Magic," with Allen Sarlo, Jay Riddle, and Nathan Pratt stealing the show........ Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 20, No. 2 (1979)
This has to be some of the ugliest water to ever grace the cover of SURFER. Maybe the wave quality makes up for the water quality. We discover that there's more to Rio than just nightlife in a Brazil travel feature. This....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 20, No. 3 (1979)
A true gem from the Collector's Bay archives...we're calling this one near-mint! Coverage includes a Ken Bradshaw interview, "Hawaii Winter 78/79: Life After Chuns" by Leonard Brady, "Focus: Women," and an early....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 20, No. 4 (1979)
Certainly not one of SURFER's most creative covers, but it does catch your eye! Content includes "Passion Play: Acts from Strenuous Theater, Hawaii Winter 78-79" by Jim Kempton, "The Changing of the Guard" by Phil Jarratt,....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 20, No. 5 (1979)
Pipeline master Gerry Lopez drives for the opening in this classic cover image from '79. Includes "California: Home is Where the Heart Is" by Jim Kempton, Katin Pro-Am Team Challenge coverage, "North Shore Lifestyle:....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 20, No. 6 (1979)
A young Buzzy Kerbox deep inside the tube at Off the Wall. Kerbox, now a Jaws tow-in surfer, was also a top fashion model in his younger years. Content includes "Atlantis," an Atlantic Ocean island adventure by Steve....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 20, No. 7 (1979)
"Using the Pointilist style of painting -- letting the dots mix with the eye -- John Severson's painting becomes the mythic representation of surfing's fantasy." Titled Pacific Wave, this original acrylic measures 19 inches....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 20, No. 8 (1979)
This month's issuefeatures Gerry Lopez - the symbol of classic but casual tube riding for over a decade at the best tubes in the world - Pipeline! Other articles include Cruisin' the Caribbean by Mike Tabling and....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 20, No. 9 (1979)
The turns seem to get a little more square as we near the eighties, a result of design improvements and raw talent. Buzzy Kerbox goes off the lip at Duranbah, Australia. In this one, Hawaiian James Jones offers a tutorial....... Details