Surf magazines: surfer publications are an inspiration for riding waves

Surf magazines are part of the history of surfing. Surf magazines explore the surfing lifestyle and have been building the concept of surf culture for decades.

The greatest surf spots, the most successful surfers, the hidden wave peaks, and the most thrilling moments in the history of surfing have been reported and published on the pages of the greatest surf magazines on the planet.

Surf photos, surf articles, surf ideas, surf technology, surfboards, surf culture, and surf stars are the main juicy features of today's printed surf mags.

There are international and national surf magazines for all tastes despite the large number of advertising pages in each issue.

The first surf magazine was "The Surfer," a publication released in 1959 by John Severson. The multifaceted Californian surfer debuted "The Surfer," which later turned into "The Surfer Quarterly," "Surfer Bi-Monthly," and finally, "Surfer."

"Surfer" is often considered the 'bible of surfing.'

The North American publication has a long and popular tradition in surf journalism and keeps an up-to-date vision of modern surfing while keeping an eye on the roots of wave riding.

"Surfing Magazine" was born in 1964 and conquered its own audience and market. Nevertheless, the monthly publication closed its doors in February 2017.

"Surfing Magazine" targeted a younger audience than "Surfer" and had its original features. "Surfing Magazine" boosted the creation of International Surfing Day, established in 2004.

"Carve" is UK's best-selling and biggest surf publication. The British surf magazine has been a leading printed innovation in Europe, with cutting-edge surf photos and exclusive world features.

"Australia's Surfing Life" is one of the most famous monthly surf magazines. It was founded in 1985.

"Surfing World," another Australian surf publication, saw the light of day in 1962, and it stands as Australia's oldest surfing magazine.

"Surfer's Journal" is a surf magazine that targets a more mature audience, and it was founded by Steve and Debbee Pezman in 1992.

With a low number of advertising pages, it features stunning photos and great alternative surf articles.

"ZigZag" is the most relevant surf magazine published in South Africa.

Discover the complete list of worldwide surf magazines.

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