Murphy Blows Up; Lands the Cover
The Surfer expands its horizons and page count
Pioneering Pipeline and the surfboard industry in the late 60s
US Champion Corky Carroll surfs the first rideable wavepool in the US in 1969
Severson explores surf industry and sport in his 1970 film "Pacific Vibrations"
Watch 60s champions and rivals David Nuuhiwa and Corky Corrall adapt to shorter boards
Bill Hamilton and Jock Sutherland reap the benefits of shorter boards
Surfers get philosophical and single fins are pushed to the limit
What do you think of surfers?
SURFER got color, went international, and Severson alluded to the Disneyfication of surfing in 1962
The fifth issue of Surfer Magazine includes a feature on San Onofre, Yokahama Bay and more
A feature on Australia, a south swell gallery and Murphy's contest results all in the fall of '61
The intro to John Severson's final surf film
Features on Peru, Sunset, Windansea and the cartoon "Murphy" is introduced, all in the summer issue of '61
Take a look at surfing through the lens of SURFER Magazine founder John Severson
In our new video series, we take you on a thumb through of favorite Surfer issues from the past