Surfer (magazine)

Surfer was an American monthly periodical focused on surfing and surf culture, founded in 1962 by noted surfer, writer, photographer, artist and humorist John Severson (1933–2017).[2][3]

Surfer Magazine Cover April, 2011
EditorTodd Prodanovich
CategoriesSports magazine
Total circulation
(December 2011)
FounderJohn Severson
Year founded1962; 59 years ago (1962)
CompanyAmerican Media
CountryUnited States
Based inCarlsbad, California, U.S.

Surfer began as a quarterly, subsequently becoming a monthly.[3] When Severson sold Surfer in the late 1960s to For Better Living,[4] the magazine had around 100,000 readers.[2]

The magazine changed ownership and management numerous times over its history. American Media (AMI) purchased the magazine in 2019[5] from TEN: Publishing, a division of Adventure Sports Network (ASN).

The magazine's last editor-in-chief was Todd Prodanovich and its photo editor was Grant Ellis.