Vintage Collectibles - Magazines - Surfer Magazine - 1960's


This classic issue features one of the last published interviews with the late father of modern surfing, Duke Kahanamoku.

"Maybe I won't ride as big a wave as some of these guys are riding," said The Duke. "I'll just play it safe. I ride the kind of wave for my age (laughing) -- I'm only 74. I'll just pick the right kind of wave and keep on riding."

This amazing old issue includes an "Old-Timer's Album," featuring George Freeth, Whitey Harrison, and Tom Blake. A "Surfing Is" pictorial offers images by John Severson, Ron Stoner, and Bev Morgan. Timeless centerspread of Greg Noll standing on the beach at Pipeline in his legendary "jailbird" surf trunks. (The centerspread has pulled from staples but is intact.) Also includes "Photos from the Readers," "The Old Kook" by John Halcrow, Murphy's Handy Hints by Rick Griffin, and coverage of the Makaha Championships. Finally, a feature on San Diego's North Coast provides a nice finishing touch.

This issue is in good or Betty-minus condition, about 75 percent of mint. Spine is rolled slightly and just starting to split at top and bottom edge. Otherwise light cover and spine wear. Minor staple rust. No torn or missing pages and no cutouts.

We have a second copy of this issue in comparable condition.

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

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