A cross between a soft-cover book and magazine, with a cover price of $15.95 USD and subscription rate of $63 USD annually, each bi-monthly 132-page issue delivers 120 pages of editorial content. The Surfer’s Journal explores the complex relationship of mankind and wave, the sport’s rich history, colorful personalities, myriad adventures, and the many artful forms of expression that our culture breeds. To honor that perspective The Journal is produced on the highest quality paper with sheet-fed printing to present in-depth writings and visuals. Our graphic design is intended to be timeless and non-obtrusive, purposely stepping back to let the content be the art.
Much like public radio and TV, The Surfer’s Journal is supported by its readers and sponsors rather than multiple advertising pages which allows it to present in-depth articles ranging up to 30-plus pages in length, focusing less on the competitive and commercial sides of surfing; more on the history, lifestyle, art and culture, ideas, equipment, personalities, travels, photography, generally coming from a purist point of view.