A marker of surfing’s true self, freshly wrapped for our 30th year in print.
TSJ 30.1 leads off with an image as pure and irreproachable as the pursuit itself. The issue’s inner workings are framed by culture checks: 1960s surf-exploitation films, the role sanders play in the surfboard-building process, and the fantasy and reality of a surfing Eden set in the 1970s. Chart-plot pointbreaks in West Africa, rain-dodge in the Pacific Northwest, and take stock of Portugal’s ascension as a major surf destination. High-action water photography and intimate illustrations present disparate but equally personal representations of the life.