Vintage Collectibles - Magazines - Competition Surf
Dick Brewer nails a big glassy one on his backhand at Waimea Bay, as recorded for posterity by master surf photographer Dr. Don James.
Every now and then a vintage surf magazine crosses your desk whose condition is so amazing that it must be duly noted. This is an example of Competition Surf
-- about as close to mint as you can get.
According to Tim De La Vega, author of the Surfing Collectibles Guide,
"This contest-oriented magazine may have been doomed simply by bad timing. With the advent of the shortboard revolution, contests were soon to be a thing of shame, not honor."
As a result, this publication only survived six issues.
Content includes competion coverage from Long Island, Laguna Beach, New Jersey, Rhode Island, South Hampton, Texas, Huntington Cliffs, and Seaside. Juicy color centerspread of Sunset Beach by Dr. Don James and lots of classic period ads as well.
This copy is in excellent or near-mint condition, at least 90 percent of mint. Cover is stiff and glossy, with a few tiny dinks on the outside edge. This thing has been read once and put away. Perfectly crisp interior pages with minimal yellowing. Complete and intact with no torn or missing pages and no cutouts.
Packaged in an archival-quality clear plastic sleeve with an acid-free mat backing board.
for a closer look.