surf magazines

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It's difficult to overestimate the loyalty and passion surf magazines inspire among readers. California surf writer Sam George once compared surf magazines to the Koran, the Book of Tao, and the Bible as the printed means to "reaffirm faith in a philosophy, a way of life. The only difference is that surf mags come out monthly." While a handful of Southern California–based publications debuted in 1...

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