Severson hints at his anticipation for the Island’s warm water and heavy waves with his cover shot of Ricky Grigg at Waimea Bay during “the biggest surf of the year.
Enjoy the thumb-through of the issue Severson describes as “the best SURFER yet” above.
Speaking of gremlins, Perrot breaks down Australian surf slang in his piece-and their equivalent is referred to as a “leprechaun. ” Waves are “cracked” rather than “slid” down under, etc.
Severson prints a rejection letter from an auditorium unwilling to screen his movies that details the behavior of those who he clearly defines in this issue’s introduction as “gremlins” and “ho-daddys.
The Fall of 1961 issue of The Surfer (SURFER magazine’s original title) features coverage of the summer’s south swells as well as a preview of the Hawaiian winter.
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A second color is added to the print, the magazine is becoming thicker, Rick Griffin’s cartoon “Murphy” is present and much more.
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