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SURFER Magazine Volume 21, No. 1 (January 1980)
"Please, Boss...Don't make me load up the eighties," I lamented. "After all, who cares about the eighties?" Then I remembered...I started surfing in 1980, nearly 30 years ago now! This was my era. I actually had these....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 21, No. 10 (October 1980)
We begin with a "California Summer" by Dave Epperson. A Buzzy Kerbox profile illustrates why he was the number one darkhorse contender for the International Pro Surfing title. Then take a nature break with "Seashores: The....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 21, No. 11 (November 1980)
"Irish surfer Alan Duke awakens from dreams of hailstorms in the hinterland to sizzling Baja perfection -- can the poor boy ever go home?" This is a special "World Travel Issue" featuring 16 extra full-color pages of....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 21, No. 12 (December 1980)
Big Simon Anderson gets up close and personal with SURFER Photographer Peter Crawford at Little Avalon in Australia. Anderson, credited with inventing the tri-fin thruster, was a power surfer from the early 80s, along with....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 21, No. 2 (February 1980)
This Bud Llamas cover shows some light wear and fading, not unusual for a 24-year-old magazine. We begin with a South Pacific travel adventure to Tahiti and Samoa. Then it's "Apocalypse Now: Surfing in the Mekong Delta....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 21, No. 3 (March 1980)
I can't believe this is happening...I'll never get through the eighties! Danny Kwock's wetsuit says it all... This issue includes a New England pictorial and "The Island: Paradise is Where You Find It," a boat trip with....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 21, No. 4 (April 1980)
Buttons shows some "Hawaiian Style" in this Dan Merkel cover sequence. Content includes a Travel adventure to California remote North Coast, World title contest coverage, and "Storm Watch: A Winter's Tale, Hawaii 79/80,....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 21, No. 5 (May 1980)
Mark Richards wins the 1979 SURFER Poll Awards, marking the end of a decade. "His twin-fin resurgence and his absolutely unique approach to riding waves won him both the I.P.S. title and the readers' votes." "Mr. Humble....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 21, No. 6 (June 1980)
Young Bronzed Aussie Cheyne Horan makes Peter Crawford's clipboard and, ultimately, the cover of SURFER Magazine. We begin with a "California Spring: A Season of Transition, a beautiful pictorial featuring images by John....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 21, No. 7 (July 1980)
Warning: Objects in mirror may be closer than they appear! Content includes "Piers: Classic Focal Points for Waves and Surfers," "Sharks: Myth or Menace," and "Waimea: A Short Paddle into Oblivion." An incredible France....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 21, No. 8 (August 1980)
Take "A Southern California Drive" with Jim Kempton, featuring action by Joey Buran, Shaun Tomson, Billy Barker, Greg Mungall, Mike Perry, and Duncan Campbell. Then Phil Jarratt talks story with "The Dog" in an entertaining....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 21, No. 9 (September 1980)
We begin with "Before the Gold Rush: The Coming of a South African Winter," starring Jonathan Paarman, Mark Price, Michael Burness, and the rest of the J-Bay crew. Then "Git Down!: A Hard Assessment of Pro Surfing's....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 22, No. 1 (January 1981)
Aussies still dominate the pro tour in 1980, with Mark Richards leading the charge. "Is California Surfing Terminally Ill or Just...?" Author John Witzig asks why no Californian had emerged in 1980 to make a run for the....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 22, No. 10 (October 1981)
"The most talked about new design since the twin-fin has been Simon Anderson's tri-fin thruster." This was Jeff Parker's first day ever on a thruster, and from the looks of this cover shot, he liked it! "The Surfboard:....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 22, No. 11 (November 1981)
We begin with "Dark Continent Dances" by Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew, a look at the South African pro tour circuit. Then we're introduced to "Joe Roper: Legally Insane," and a pictorial highlighting sequence photography,....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 22, No. 12 (December 1981)
Ahhhh...this cover just feels tropical! I wanna go back to Moorea! A Simon Anderson profile demonstrates that the big man can win contests on the still controversial tri-fin thruster, so long as the waves are head high....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 22, No. 2 (February 1981)
On the cover:The striking painting by San Diego surfer Bob Penuelas (one of the co-creators of Maynard and the Rat) makes a strong statement on the absurdity of violent localism in our sport by extending it to the extreme........ Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 22, No. 3 (March 1981)
"Into the 80s" cover story goes back to the future with airbrushing and day-glo colors. "It's the innovators who will be recognized in the eighties," comments Jeff Parker, who was "in the vanguard of the California nouveau....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 22, No. 4 (April 1981)
Tommy Carroll's first cover, the year he made a name for himself on the North Shore, "a first-round draft choice for the starting team." Content includes "Northern Frontiers, Southern Border: Spirit of Place" by John....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 22, No. 5 (May 1981)
In an important milestone for women's surfing, Margo Oberg makes the cover after winning the 1980 Surfer Poll Awards for an unprecedented fourth time. Content includes "Breaking Away," a high-energy, low-stress travel....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 22, No. 6 (June 1981)
Classic positioning by Peter McCabe inside a lime-green barrel at Padang Padang lands him on the cover of SURFER Magazine. Content includes a beautiful Rincon pictorial titled "Queen of the Coast" penned by Don Balch, a....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 22, No. 8 (August 1981)
Includes "The Long Hot Winter," with images and words by SURFER Staff Photographer Craig Fineman. Lots of California and Hawaii pics from the winter of 1980-81. Standouts include Buttons, Larry Blair, Simon Anderson, and....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 22, No. 9 (September 1981)
Includes "The Outer Reaches of Tasmania" by Nat Young, with photography by Peter Crawford and surfing by Nat, Wayne Lynch, and Maurice Cole. And Bells Beach reaches 15 feet for perhaps the biggest surf ever documented for....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 23, No. 1 (January 1982)
Marvin Foster performs his signature move at Pupukea on the North Shore. This special photo issue highlights SURFER's top lensmen, including Peter Crawford, Steve Wilkings, Mike Moir, Bernie Baker, Leonard Brady,....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 23, No. 10 (1982)
Dennis Jarvis demonstrates that surfing small, gutless waves can actually require more energy than larger, high-quality waves. Strange choice for a cover shot overall, but I'm not the editor. Content includes "Get Down:....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 23, No. 12 (1982)
This memorable fold-out cover captures and circus atmosphere of the pro surfing tour. "It's a colorful and sometimes confusing story of competition, big money, promotions, politics, cooperation, and conflict." The cover....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 23, No. 2 (1982)
"Opposite Ends of the Earth Issue" takes us to the first-ever pro contest in England, exactly 21 years after the first surfboards were built there. And the waves were pretty darned good, too. Then it's back to good old....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 23, No. 3 (1982)
This "Mokupuni Hawai'i" issue features lots of Outer Island shots but no names, maps, or directions...sorry. Incredible photography highlights the diversity of talent and quality of this wave-rich region, including Kauai,....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 23, No. 4 (1982)
All-Hawaiian edition featuring complete coverage of the 1981-82 winter season on the North Shore. Here, Kalani Foster (Marvin's brother) goes haywire in this neon cover from '82. Michael Ho, Mark Liddell, and Louie....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 23, No. 5 (1982)
All-time great Mark Richards wins his third SURFER Poll Award to go with his third world championship. This cover shows the "wounded gull" in full flight at Uluwatu, Bali. M.R. and Margo Oberg take top honors in the 11th....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 23, No. 6 (1982)
This memorable "Tropical Delight" cover looks as cool and juicy as the wave Tom Castleton is carving. Content includes Steve Sakamoto's "Dawn Patrol" and a New York pictorial, offering some crispy waves and an erie shot of....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 23, No. 7 (1982)
"Celebrating Summer" issue with all its trappings...good waves, sunsets, and girls, of course. This one includes a "Surfer's Survival Guide" to Southern California beaches, along with a colorful corresponding pictorial........ Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 23, No. 8 (1982)
A pastel sunset paints a "purple haze" over a Moroccan castle in this memorable cover image from more than two decades ago. Special travel issue features "5 Outrageous Adventures" to the Phillipines, Morocco, Diego Garcia....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 23, No. 9 (1982)
It's still hard to believe that Arnold Schwarzenegger, current governor of California, once lopped peasants heads off by the dozens in "Conan the Barbarian"...with Gerry Lopez at his side, no less! This one includes "El....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 24, No. 1 (1983)
California pro contest coverage includes Cheyne Horan winning the OP Pro at Huntington Beach amid throngs of spectators. "Reefs" by Jim Kempton explores nature's gift to surfers: hollow reef waves. Michael Ho and Dane Kealoha....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 24, No. 10 (1983)
In the news for 1983: Legendary waterman Pete Peterson dies at age 70; Tom Curren ties the knot to French sweetheart, Marie; and Corky Carroll, advertising director of SURFER Magazine, appears in a television commercial for....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 24, No. 11 (1983)
"The Exhibition" showcases the SURFER Photographers who bring the images to life. It includes stunning portfolios by Steve Sakamoto, Erik Aeder, Hiroshi Sato, Peter Crawford, Guy Motil, Mike Moir, Jeff Hornbaker, and Craig....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 24, No. 12 (1983)
South African Martin Potter shows his familiarity with this Cave Rock tube by flashing double peace signs before exiting. Content includes a Durban travel feature and "No Exit," a pictorial offering barrels with no easy....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 24, No. 2 (1983)
Young Tom Curren (bottom image) makes the cover of SURFER, the first of many covers for the future world champ. Includes "Texas: Lone Star Lineups" and "Winter in California." standouts include Curren, Kevin Billy, and....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 24, No. 3 (1983)
Laird Hamilton annihilates Tunnels on Kauai in this surreal cover image from 1983. A LeRoy Grannis profile kicks things off, followed by "Journeys," featuring images from Indonesia, Mexico, South America, and Puerto Rico........ Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 24, No. 4 (1983)
Reno Abellira pens a piece on "Overcoming the Fear Factor"(and he should know...) In other news, Gerry Lopez pierces his abdomen in a freak accident at Pipeline. After undergoing surgery, he was released from the hospital in....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 24, No. 5 (1983)
After some dismal Katin Pro-Am coverage from Huntington Beach, "Whatever Happened to Big-Wave Riding" examines the trend away from "riding giants" toward small-wave performance surfing. Top experts speak out, including....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 24, No. 6 (1983)
When's the last time you saw Black's looking like this?! Coverage of the biggest swell in decades to hit California makes this issue memorable. From Redondo Beach to Sandspit to Swift Street, the photos don't lie...20-foot....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 24, No. 7 (1983)
James Jones gets in early on the cleanest day of the year at Waimea during the winter of 1982/83. Content includes a Central America travel feature titled "Centro: 95 Degrees in the Shade," featuring some quality Costa....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 24, No. 8 (1983)
Perhaps no world champion in the history of professional surfing enjoyed a meteoric rise to surf stardom as Tom Curren did in the early 80s. He went from dominating amateur contests to dominating the world tour seemingly....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 24, No. 9 (1983)
The ocean covers most of the world, so you may as well ride it! Special world travel issue takes us to the Caribbean, South Pacific, Indonesia, South Africa, Hawaii, Mexico, New Zealand, France, Portugal, Puerto Rico,....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 25, No. 1 (1984)
Aussie Cheyne Horan wins the 12th Annual SURFER Poll Awards. Also includes a profile of California girl Kim Mearig and "Sizzling Summer Sessions" in California, Hawaii, and Baja. Plus extensive pro tour coverage, including....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 25, No. 10 (1984)
John Milius pens "Brotherhood of the Wave," an evocative commentary on surfing accompanied by fantastic imagery. Also includes "The Fortunate Isles: Adventures in the Mid-Atlantic," "Women's Pro Surfing," "Politics of....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 25, No. 11 (1984)
"Honolulu: Surf City to Da Max" offers a colorful look at the stars of South Shore 1984. They include Dane Kealoha, Vince and Paul Klyn, Buttons, Larry Bertlemann, Ben Aipa, Derek Ho, and Kaipo Guerrero. Young Mark Occhilupo....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 25, No. 12 (1984)
Kevin Naughton's last words before jumping off the boat into Fijian perfection was, "If I'm not back in six months send wax!" Content includes a South Africa travel feature, with Jeffrey's Bay just about as good as it....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 25, No. 2 (1984)
Cave-dweller Gerry Lopez finds a new home at G-Land, Java. Ventura County feature offers up some crispy barrels. As SURFER photographer and Ventura resident Craig Fineman puts it, "It's a nice place to live but I wouldn't....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 25, No. 3 (1984)
Larry Bertlemann busts a huge air at Velzyland without grabbing a rail, and before everyone else started doing them. Content includes "In Search of Nuevo Wavo," a Mexico travel adventure penned by the late Mark Foo........ Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 25, No. 4 (1984)
Longtime North Shore Lifeguard Darrick Doerner pulls into a big, round barrel at inside Sunset. Darrick was kind enough to stop by Surfwarez during a recent visit to the Monterey Peninsula. It was a once-in-a-lifetime....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 25, No. 5 (1984)
Content includes "Goodbye California," a dreamy pictorial featuring quality Ventura beachbreak and probably the best Sandspit ever. Tom Curren was there, logging some of the longest tube rides ever recorded in California........ Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 25, No. 6 (1984)
Tommy Curren makes the cover again, this time lacerating Off the Wall on the North Shore. Content includes "Kong Uncaged," a profile of Gary "Kong" Elkerton, another powerful star of the eighties who disappeared from the....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 25, No. 7 (1984)
Joey Buran give the thumbs-up signal during a dawn patrol session at an Oceanside beachbreak. Content includes "A Surf Odyssey Through Iberia" and "The Kaena Point Challenge," where Alec Cooke -- a.k.a. "Ace Cool"....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 25, No. 8 (1984)
Steve McCartney celebrates after blasting out of a Black Rock barrel deep in Southern Australia. Content includes pro tour coverage, including Tom Carroll edging out Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew for the world title in....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 25, No. 9 (1984)
Another weird choice for a cover image, but what do I know?... John McClure seems to have appeared out of nowhere to dominate this issue. He's featured on the cover at Santa Monica Pier, then gives a tutorial on aerials,....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 26, No. 1 (1985)
Behold the Silver Anniversary Issue, celebrating the first 25 years of SURFER Magazine. Includes the reprint of the very first SURFER, Volume 1 Number 1. The following 11 issues in 1985 continue to celebrate the magazine's....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 26, No. 10 (1985)
"A Day in the Life" cover story features pics that capture the special relationship between surfers and the ocean. "Love in the Afternoon: Bodyboarding's Daytime Drama," includes Daniel Kaimi and Jack ("the Ripper") Lindholm....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 26, No. 11 (1985)
Mark Anderson flies down the line at Maalaea, widely regarded as the world's fastest rideable wave. A "Summer in Hawaii" pictorial features Ala Moana, Big Rights, and Concessions -- Buttons and Dane are just relentless!....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 26, No. 12 (1985)
There you have it...the first 25 years of SURFER Magazine in a nutshell, courtesy of SugarShackSurfShop.com! Yum-yum yellow...Steve Machin blasts a top turn in SoCal, vacationing at home. Steve now lives in Hawaii........ Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 26, No. 2 (1985)
Gary Green inside a Black Rock frother that looks a lot like Ala Moana, except for the water color. Tom Carroll and Kim Mearig win the 1984 SURFER Poll Awards. "California Lines" offers varying perspectives on some classic....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 26, No. 3 (1985)
This "All-Action Photo Issue" doesn't disappoint! Matt Warshaw draws "First Blood on the North Shore," a self-deprecating look at pushing your personal limits. "Photo Tools" examines the various camera equipment used by....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 26, No. 4 (April 1985)
Montgomery "Buttons" Kaluhiokalani carves Sunset Beach while dodging an obstacle course of water photographers. This Hawaiian Winter issue includes all the power and glory you've come to expect from SURFER Magazine, at....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 26, No. 5 (1985)
I actually owned a board back in the 80s with a color scheme like John Damm's board shown here. I'm surprised I'm still around to laugh about it! Content includes a republished interview with Duke Kahanamoku, the father of....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 26, No. 6 (1985)
This "World Travel Issue" features international action including South Australia, West Africa, epic Honolua Bay, Indonesia, the Bay of Biscay, and Vulcan Island. Then join SURFER Magazine in celebrating "The 25-Year Search....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 26, No. 7 (1985)
Dane Kealoha drives for the corner as an unfortunate victim dives for the bottom. The unusual perspective was provided by Dan Merkel Films. Content includes "California: Rock Around the Clock," a pictorial including some....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 26, No. 8 (1985)
Content includes "Surfing on the Eve of the Apocalypse, with anecdotes by Mickey Dora, John Milius, Timothy Leary, and Gerry Lopez. Plus Australian contest coverage, "The Private World of Tom Curren," a Santa Cruz pictorial,....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 26, No. 9 (1985)
"What is surfing now? Or what was surfing then, more appropriately? "Surfing is great!" SURFER continues to celebrate its Silver Anniversary with its flashy red cover and classic content. Includes a fantastic North Shore....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 27, No. 1 (1986)
Back in 1986, Mike Parsons -- shown here at fun-sized Rocky Point -- was just getting his feet wet on the North Shore, a long way from the giant Jaws, Cortes Bank, Todos Santos, and Maverick's he has since tackled. Mark....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 27, No. 11 (1986)
Derek Ho hits the lip at Ala Moana on one of those warm summer days that is just plain fun. Content includes a Central Australia travel feature and "Networking: A Contributor's Gallery," a salute to seven contributing....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 27, No. 12 (1986)
Bryce Ellis finds a sparkly gem in Australia. Frieda Zamba is interviewed prior to her quest for a third world title. George Orbelian interviews a cache of top shapers for "A Look Into the Shortboard Shaping Room." Also....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 27, No. 2 (1986)
Dane Kealoha has probably logged more tube time in one North Shore season than most of us will enjoy in our entire lifetime. Here, he finds the slot at Off-the-Wall. Todd Martin gets "Mug of the Month." Paul Holmes pens....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 27, No. 3 (1986)
This "Picture Perfect Photo Issue" doesn't disappoint! A series of six red-hot pictorials will have you on sensory overload... Take a surf quiz titled "The 100 Most Important Questions of All Time." Then take in a....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 27, No. 4 (1986)
A special travel adventure issue takes us to India and the Spice Islands, Melanesia, Indonesia, Christmas Island, Mexico, Africa, and hidden Hawaii. Plus, a world travel pictorial adds Peru, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji,....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 27, No. 5 (1986)
On the cover: Mark Foo strains to outrace the grinding tube at inside Sunset in a dramatic moment of everyday surfing at this special place. We present the whole picture: Knowing that Mark is not going to make it, Tom....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 27, No. 6 (1986)
Hans Hedemann in a trusting relationship with SURFER staff photographer Warren Bolster. Matt Warshaw interviews Barton Lynch and Dave Parmenter over the Australia vs. California rivalry. "A Morning at Rocky Point"....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 27, No. 7 (1986)
This "True California" issue is a must-have for any California collector of SURFER. Content includes "The Saga of Harbor Bill" and pictorials featuring Black's, Swami's, and Big Rock. "Fair Warning" by Jack Waterman....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 27, No. 8 (1986)
Tom Curren is crowned 1986 World Champion! It was decided at Bell's Beach, during the last leg of the Australian Grand Slam. "Quiet, nearly reticent, Tom Curren's statement is his surfing." Read the exclusive interview....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 27, No. 9 (1986)
"Pacific Power Bases" delivers the goods from three hotspots of the Pacific: California, Hawaii, and Australia. Featured zones include Shark Island, Dee Why Point, Pipe, Waimea, and Sunset. Then it's on to Cali, where the....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 28, No. 1 (1987)
This shot of Derek Ho taken in the middle of July is actually an off-season west swell at Sunset Beach, not the South Shore like you'd expect. Content includes "How to Beat the Mid-Winter Blues," providing a few travel....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 28, No. 10 (1987)
Tony Moniz, another Team Local Motion rider, shows his complete mastery of this South Shore righthander. Content includes a California retrospective piece titled "That Was Then: This Is Now." Then Mark Foo pens a travel....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 28, No. 11 (1987)
Marvin Foster negotiates a foamy double-up at Yokohama during a solid south swell on the South Shore. Remember "The San Onofre Surfing Club: Preserving a Classic." Then Tom Curren, Cheyne Horan and Wayne Lynch tackle giant....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 28, No. 12 (1987)
Barton Lynch gives defending world champion Tom Curren a run for his money on the competitive circuit. Read Matt Warshaw's interview with Lynch here. Also includes California contest coverage and a "Modern Moves" pictorial....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 28, No. 2 (1987)
On the cover: South Bay surfer Steve Howe took a chance and drove down to Salt Creek on a recent swell. Check out the look on his face and figure out if it was worth it! In this issue: The 1986 World Amateur Championships,....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 28, No. 3 (1987)
Luke Mulhall clenches both fists, determined to beat this Shark Island grinder. Content includes a Greg Noll interview, a Cocos Island travel feature, "The Baja Approach," and "France: A Long Distance Romance." Plus a....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 28, No. 4 (1987)
Something tells me Tony Ray wouldn't be cutting back if he could see what was behind him... Gerry Lopez recalls his long, intimate relationship with Pipeline in "It's a Love Thing." Similarly, Ken Bradshaw, Bobby Owens,....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 28, No. 5 (1987)
Glen Winton, the once mysterious "Mister X," takes his aerial act to new heights during a Rocky Point session. A Sundek ad features fourteen-year-old Kelly Slater, already ripping. Also includes a Brock Little interview....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 28, No. 6 (1987)
It's hard to tell whether Alan Cleland is intently focused or bored stiff inside this Imperial Beach barrel. You be the judge. Content includes a Martin Potter profile, "Atlantic Surf Attack," and a Robert Beck portfolio........ Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 28, No. 7 (1987)
A Hawaiian pictorial titled "Glory Days: Reflections on the North Shore Winter," offers outstanding photographs and commentary by Craig Fineman. Standouts include Chris Frohoff, Tom Curren, Perry Dane, and Wayne Boy....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 28, No. 8 (1987)
Tom Curren wins his second consecutive world title. Read his exclusive interview with SURFER here. David Zurick gives a brief history lesson in "Surfing Among the Ancient Hawaiians." Leonard Brady pens "Hollywood Comes to the....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 28, No. 9 (1987)
In memory of Buttons Kaluhiokalani. His cover shotprovides a little color as he power washes Warren Bolster's gum sockets on the South Shore. Tom Curren dons a tuxedo for the "World Title Finale." Derek Hynd introduces....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 29, No. 1 (1988)
Damien Hardman shows his true colors at Bells Beach, Australia, making this "Electric" cover image from 1988. Content includes coverage of Mike Lambresi's win at the 1987 Budweiser PSAA Championship at Malibu. Check the....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 29, No. 10 (1988)
Looking for a little surfing history? Take in a Danny Keyo profile by Derek Hynd or a Hoppy Swarts obituary (1916 - 1988). Then embark on a Northwestern Australia travel adventure with Simon Law, Dave MacAulay, Peter Hayes,....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 29, No. 11 (1988)
This special "Soul Surfing" edition doesn't disappoint! Introducing Roger Erickson, "an oak of a man." Read the profile by Derek Hynd here. A diverse cross-section of top surfers answer a questionnaire about what it means....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 29, No. 12 (1988)
From soul surfing to Christian Fletcher aerials in one short month...a tragic state of affairs. Content includes a travel adventure to remote Indonesia -- at Sumbawa's Supersuck, Scar Reef, and Sunrise Bay. Also includes a....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 29, No. 2 (1988)
After time off for career and family, Barry Kanaiaupuni gets "Back in the Saddle." Read the interview here. Then join Team Instinct for a trip to Puerto Escondido with Shaun Tomson, Barton Lynch, Craig Comen, and Greg....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 29, No. 3 (1988)
Surfer/artist Chris Lassen paints the cover of SURFER at Maalaea on the south shore of Maui. Surf Post features a letter from stoked Kauai local Patty (Papaya), who mentions her husband, Jim Irons, and two preschool....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 29, No. 4 (1988)
Mike Parsons finds the cover again, long before his big-wave exploits at Cortes Bank and Mavericks. Felipe Pomar pens "Surfing in 1,000 B.C." Also includes coverage of The Kamehameha Cup World Canoe Surfing Championships........ Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 29, No. 5 (1988)
Matt Archbold powers under a thick lip at Rocky Point on the North Shore. Content includes coverage of the biggest swell to hit California since the El Nino winter of '83. Also includes "West Side Story," a Michael Burness....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 29, No. 6 (1988)
Whether you're a traveler on a shoestring budget or with money to burn, this world travel issue will have you calling your travel agent post haste. Content includes "Life Inside the Box" and a Brazil travel feature........ Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 29, No. 7 (1988)
Robbie Todd throws some spray at Newport in this colorful cover from '88. Ben Marcus interview Santa Cruz County big-wave hellman Richard Schmidt. Also includes a "Diamonds and Glass" California pictorial, coverage of the....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 29, No. 8 (1988)
Damien Hardman emerges from this six-pack of top-seeded pros to become the new ASP world champion. Content includes a Bob Cooper profile by Derek Hynd. Cyclone season treats Gold Coast surfers to absolutely mind boggling....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 29, No. 9 (1988)
With a casual, stylish approach, Ross Clarke-Jones makes the drop at Waimea look like a cake walk. Content includes a lengthy Mike Eaton interview and a Damien Hardman profile. (Hardman, a relative unknown, had just won....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 30, No. 1 (1989)
Brock Little is one of those versatile guys that excels in waves from two feet to twenty. Read the Fred Van Dyke profile by Derek Hynd. Tom Curren wins the 17th Annual SURFER Poll Awards for the fourth consecutive year........ Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 30, No. 10 (1989)
Glen Winton makes a great, late drop during the 1988 Billabong Pro at Pipeline. Content includes a Phil Edwards profile by Derek Hynd and a Matt Archbold profile by Matt Warshaw. An "On Exhibit" pictorial features images....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 30, No. 11 (1989)
Mike Latronic goes for a colorful off-the-lip at Velzyland on the North Shore. Take in a Tom Blake feature titled "Beyond the Horizon." Here's one story that's right up our alley: "Surf Culture in the Shopping Mall."....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 30, No. 12 (1989)
This "End-of-the-Century Collector's Issue" looks at "Tomorrow's World," including artificial waves, superhuman surfers, weather gone wild, and radical surfboard technology. In "Be There Now," 12 top surfers project....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 30, No. 2 (1989)
"Unidentified surf-product user, Uluwatu, Indonesia." A "Kinetic" pictorial features awesome pics of John Shimooka at big Sunset, Max Medeiros getting spit out at Pipe, along with Robbie Page, Wayne Victorino, and Nate....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 30, No. 3 (1989)
Glenn Butler pulls a late drop on one of the largest waves ever photographed at Nias in remote Indonesia. This special world travel issue doesn't disappoint! Adrian Kojin surfs his way through Baja, Mainland Mexico,....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 30, No. 4 (1989)
Tom Carroll, clad in a polka-dotted helmet, eyes his exit point during the 1988 Marui Pipeline Masters. Without a doubt, the North Shore winter of 1988-89 belonged to Carroll. This all-Hawaiian issue doesn't disappoint........ Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 30, No. 5 (1989)
"Kolohe Blomfield gives a graphic lesson in vertebrate anatomy and vertical trajectory at Rocky Point." Embark on a Chilean surfari with Woody Woodworth and discover a cache of quality left point breaks. Derek Hynd....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 30, No. 6 (1989)
Day-glo colors are not here to stay, fortunately. They do make for color-coordinated covers, though. Content includes coverage of the 1989 Cold Water Classic, with its annual "cold water curse." This year was no exception,....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 30, No. 7 (1989)
SURFER Photographer Warren Bolster offers some high-flying North Shore perspectives via helicopter in a pictorial titled "Bird." Dino Andino wins the Body Glove Pro, held in perfect six-foot Haleiwa. In "Altered States:....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 30, No. 8 (1989)
"Big move, big feet, and a big future: Kelly Slater at Sebastian Inlet." Read the 17-year-old's profile here. SURFER Environmental Columnist Allston James reports on the Exxon Valdez disaster, arguably the worst....... Details
SURFER Magazine Volume 30, No. 9 (1989)
Shawn "Barney" Barron hams it up inside a Puerto Escondido barrel in this unique camera board photo by Sonny Miller. Content includes a Rob Bain profile and "What Kind of World?," a lengthy environmental feature by....... Details