LINKS

Wave Rider Magazine Archive  : Wave Rider was a quarterly surfing magazine of the 1970s published out of Cocoa Beach, Florida. Founded by Gunnar and John Griffin, it was launched in 1975 and ceased publication in 1982. Wave Rider not only covered the international surfing scene but offered more inclusive coverage of the East Coast of the United States. In 1976 the Griffin brothers launched a sister publication called Skate Rider as skateboarding became more popular and a demand for more complete coverage was not being met by others. Both magazines would fold by the early 1980s as economic hardships were experienced worldwide.

Eastern Surf Magazine Archive: This website hosts a compilation of photos and articles from the surf magazine from the past 25 years. This link will take you to the main page. Scroll to the bottom and click on “digital archives”.

The East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame: The ECSHOF boasts the Who’s Who in the surfing realm of the Atlantic coast.

The Encyclopedia of Surfing: Matt Warshaw has written a comprehensive reference featuring many of Florida’s iconic surfers. Update: EOS is now a subscription-based page that costs $3.oo a month. It is well worth the money.

Surf 64 Productions (Vintage Surf Movies): Will Lucas presents restored vintage surf videos, documentaries and interviews -all available online free of cost. Check it out!

East Coast Surfing Discoveries by Skip Funderburg is re-writing the history of East Coast surfing

The Palm Beach County Surfing History Project: This new surf museum in South Florida focuses on surf culture in Palm Beach County, from the beginnings until -and including- the present.

Swaylocks Design Forum has regular contributions from Floridians involved in the surf industry. Also, a great way to show you how to spend $700 in tools to make a fin that costs $50 at the store.

The Beachside Resident this magazine has been covering the happenings in Brevard for the past several years, following the local scene.

The Space Coast Tourism Development Council has extensive information about Florida’s Space Coast and the wide variety of activities available, including surfing!