I get all three of the big U.S. mags. It cost me about $36 a year for all three, if not cheaper, get em all man, its like getting three presents once a month!
If I had to get one I would do Surfer, thicker mag, way better in the article department and plenty of east coast coverage when there is something to cover. Also they have a great board buyers guide, wetsuit guides, stuff like that wihich is nice to see whats new in the market. Surfer is the king, then Surfing, tTansworld a distant third.
But Transworld gives the best free crap. I got a pair of Sanuk flip flops with a $13 dollar sub to transworld. Just wait for the best free deal things. My Transworld had a subscription card in it last time you get a free T-shirt with a year script.
In fact i got two years of surfing and surfer for $24, thats the both of them for two years. Thas $6 a year for each.
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Jun 20, 2011, 04:34 PM #11
Jun 20, 2011, 05:56 PM #12
Jun 20, 2011, 06:10 PM #13
TWS and ESM. Surfer completely lost me when they started putting out more and more politically slanted articles.
Jun 21, 2011, 01:09 AM #14
TSJ... but I'm a crusty old barnacle.
But I still get 'er and 'ing for laughs.
[QUOTE=LBCrew;99111]TSJ... but I'm a crusty old barnacle.
Jun 23, 2011, 04:00 AM #16
Definitely Surfer's Journal or Surf's Path. Fewer ads, actual articles instead of weird MTV-like "be cool like us" vibes.
Another one that's cool (albeit hard to find in the states) is Australia's Surfing Life. It's sort of an in-between...legit articles, but they have a lot of BS funny stuff as well. It strikes a good balance (like most things down under) between the Surfer/Surfing and Surfer's Journal worlds.
All that being said...I don't buy any of that crap. Plenty of photo's online, and I'll drop by the Barnes and Noble and read the articles every now and then. I figure why spend the money at all if I can read them for free?
Jun 26, 2011, 06:27 AM #17Senior Member
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Jun 27, 2011, 07:01 PM #18
transworld is great for the money. BUt if your into longboards and old school fish type stuff u cant touch SLIDE magazine, expensive if u can find it but totally worth it. my personal fav!
Jun 28, 2011, 04:15 PM #19
Sums it up very well!
I let my TSJ subscription lapse several years ago but renewed it about 6 months ago as increasingly there were articles of special interest to me. The bonus for subscribers: access to PDF files of all past articles, from Vol 1 to present. That makes the price worth it.
The Surfers Path today is what Surfer/Surfing was in the 1960s/early 1970s. Interesting travel articles for the average joe, not the sponsored Roxy/Quicksilver team trip.
Surfer/Surfing/Transworld are full of advertising hype but obviously have a market.
Spend some time in a good bookstore browsing through your various options and find out what is right for you.