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Turning overlooked footage into a beautiful surf travel film with Morgan Maassen

Surf photographer Morgan Maassen says that “Editing video is bar-none my favorite thing to do.” Maassen, who won SURFING Magazine’s Follow The Light Award in 2010, has made quite a name for himself in surf photography since then. But...Show More Summary

Corky Carroll: Surfer mag gets it wrong — Orange County surf towns beat East Coast any day

It’s not often that I get a chance to read anything in Surfer magazine these days. Mostly it’s because I just don’t see it, as I am frequently in a remote tropical surfing location. There was a time when Surfer was like the bible of surfing for not only me, but also millions of other […]

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Oceanfront San Clemente home once owned by surf media legend John Severson for sale at $16 million

An oceanfront San Clemente house that once was the home of Surfer Magazine founder and filmmaker John Severson is for sale at $15.995 million. Set in the gated Cyprus Shore community, the bluff-top, 3,361-square-foot house sits on a third of an acre. Five bedrooms include a master retreat “tucked into the side of a cliff,” […]

This Custom Built 'Surf Seeker' Volkswagen Microbus Looks Like A Real Life Cartoon Car

3 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

I used to read a magazine called CARtoons that was full of hot rod art reminiscent of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's high octane illustrations from the 60s, and I've always wondered what those cars would look like in real life. After watching...Show More Summary

The Dock

While hanging out at a surf spot in Bali, Indonesia, Stab Magazine and a group of Volcom surfers decided to tow a 100ft. plastic dock to the sea. We don’t know if it made their day easier, but it seemed to make surfing more fun. And dangerous.

Great to get a write up in Nordic Surf Magazine Some great articles :

Why a smaller board will help your SUP surfing

This article was originally published by our friends at SUP Magazine. My first board was a clunker. Plain and simple. It was an 11-foot hand-me-down from the early days of our sport. It wasn’t fast, it didn’t turn easily and it was very heavy. Show More Summary

A few tips to avoid losing your SUP paddle

This article was originally published by SUP Magazine. Words by Mike Misselwitz Your paddle is your third leg, your throttle and your E-break. Whether standup paddle surfing, running whitewater, gliding downwind or just knocking around off the end of your dock on a sunny Saturday, your paddle is your best friend and your lifeline. Show More Summary

Happening: Jamie Brisick in Convo

Jamie burst upon my surf scene thanks to a handful of appearances in the late 80s surf magazines I was furtively sneaking into my mom's shopping basket. Burst may be just generous enough a verb to actually cover his real appearance in my life some 22ish years later. Show More Summary

Surf artist scared, honored to depict John Severson, founder of Surfer Magazine

DANA POINT  Bill Limebrook was poised to start work on a bronze statue of John Severson, founder of Surfer Magazine, when he learned of the icon’s passing Friday, May 26, after a battle with a rare form of leukemia. Limebrook, 59, who grew up surfing at Beach Road and got to know many of the surfers […]

Surfing Artist, Filmmaker, Magazine Founder John Severson Passes Away

John Severson, who led the world the joys of playing on waves as the founder of Surfer Magazine, died Friday

John Severson, who helped define surf culture as founder of Surfer Magazine, dies at 83

When the first issue of the Surfer rolled off the press in 1960, it looked more like a hastily thrown together yearbook than the glossy magazine it would become. There were black-and-white photos of towering waves with surfers zipping across their glassy faces, cartoons, sketches, a cluster of...


That fateful day my hand drifted along the drugstore newspaper rack from the magazines of the nascent snowboarding industry to the magazines of the full-bloom surfing industry. Among few others, this man has facilitated a great amount of joyful masochism.

RIP: Surfer Magazine Founder John Severson

We were saddened to learn this weekend that John Severson, the founder of Surfer Magazine, Wind Surf Magazine, and inventor of so much that we now take for granted in action sports died peacefully in his sleep at home on Maui on Friday May 26, 2017, according to a Drew Kampion story on He […]

John Severson, 83, founder of Surfer magazine

"Before John Severson, there was really no surf art, no surf magazines, no real surf films, no surfwear industry, no pro surfing, no Surfrider Foundation, no surf culture as we know it."

RIP John Severson, Surfer Magazine founder

6 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

John Severson, the iconic figure of surfing media, has died at age 83. His 1961 film Big Wednesday is arguably the greatest of the early surf films, part of a lifetime of innovations in surf media. (more…)

John Severson, Surfer Who Illustrated Allure of Waves, Dies at 83

6 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Mr. Severson founded Surfer magazine in 1962 and created paintings, films and photographs depicting the surfing lifestyle.

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