Surfing: The Voice of the Surfing World was the first monthly publication devoted to surfing, according to Tim De La Vega, author of Surfing Collectibles Guide. It "contained classic articles, poetry, period ads, interviews, and photos by the great names of the time."
This premiere edition features articles on Phil Edwards and Peter Cole, and a interview with Tubesteak.
Banner-style headlines make these rare newspapers a classic time capsule for the state of surfing in 1960, De La Vega said. Because of their newspaper format, very few have survived nearly five decades!
This copy is in good to very good condition, about 75 percent of mint. Newsprint has yellowed and is started to chip at edges (not surprising for a 50-year-old newspaper!). Small tears affect perimeter. Complete and intact with no torn or missing pages and no cutouts. No water stains or moisture damage of any kind.
Measures approximately 11 1/4 inches wide by 17 inches tall. Editor was John A. Lawrence. Publisher and photographer was Alan J. Adler.
Packaged in an archival-quality clear plastic sleeve with an acid-free mat backing board.