Vintage Collectibles - Magazines - Sports Illustrated


"Tough seas make tough Australians."

More than 50 years ago, surfing was alive and well Down Under. As this old Sports Illustrated magazine proves, wave riding is "both a serious business for the world's finest lifesavers and a rough-and-tumble sport enjoyed by millions."

A five-page color feature focuses on the Australian Surfabout, with dinghy racing, surf ski competition, paddle racing, and body surfing. This is certainly one of the earliest references to surfing in an American publication.

This magazine is in very good condition, at least 85 percent of mint. Mailing label affixed to front cover as shown in scan. Otherwise very light cover and spine wear with no pulling at staples and no staple rust. Complete and intact with no torn or missing pages and no cutouts. No water stains or moisture damage of any kind.

Packaged in an archival-quality clear plastic sleeve with an acid-free mat backing board.