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SURFING ILLUSTRATED VOLUME 1, NO. 3 (1963)

Why this guy chose to prone out on this perfect peak at Sunset is anyone's guess...but he made the cover!  We have heard from a family member that the surfer on the cover was just 16 years old at the time this photo was taken.  His name is Frank and he had never ridden a wave that big before.  He was actually scared!  We are as proud for Frank as his family was.

This very old issue of Surfinat Illustrated is in very good overall condition. Content includes a Makaha pictorial, a Robert August profile, Manhattan Beach Pier and Seal Beach action, and a Florida photo feature. Plus Peru, Lunada Bay, and Australia pics. Lots of classic period ads that will take you way back in time. Full-color centerspread of Mike Haley at Seal Beach is intact.

This issue is in very good condition, at least 85 percent of mint. One vertical ink mark intersects surfer (see scan). Otherwise very light cover and spine wear with minimal pulling at staples. 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.