Few people know that this classic shot of Reynolds Yater was actually taken at the Ranch, not Hammond's Reef as cited on page 1. With this, the third issue of SURFER Magazine ever, founder and publisher John Severson added Letters to the Editor and Contest and Club News, two features that have stood the test of time.
Content includes early features on big-wave riding in Peru and at Sunset Beach. Rick Griffin also makes his debut with Big Wednesday, which appears on the back cover, and Murphy and the Surfing Contest. Plus "Windansea Walls" and "Toes on the Nose." This issue includes lots of classic period ads by Yater, Con, Wardy, Ole, Gordie, Dave Sweet, Bing, Dewey Weber, and Jacobs.
This issue is in very good condition, about 80 percent of mint. Spine is just starting to split at bottom edge. Some minor staple rust and cover soiling. Light cover and spine wear overall. Complete and intact with no torn or missing pages and no cutouts. No water stains or moisture damage of any kind.
We have sold this issue for as much as $2,450! This is a great value for this rare Quarterly.
Guaranteed original and authentic. From the Will Barkhuff Collection.