Fresh Blood on the Newsstand

Tracks had lots of surf shots, but just as many photos of smiling hippie kids, bare-breasted girlfriends, senior citizens, and sundry farm animals.

Tracks magazine, an oversized Sydney-made newsprint monthly, made its debut in 1970, and was very much of a piece with Morning of the Earth. Before Tracks, Aussie surf publishing had been a cheaper, traced-over version of Surfer. Everybody knew what a surf magazine was supposed to look like: an interview, a travel piece, a contest feature, a how-to column, and lots of action photography. Even the ...

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