This section includes regional magazines, selected articles, booklets and other items related to Florida surfing history
(4 issues available)
This series of newsprint magazines were published by Bob Kahaly in 1984-1985 and focused on regional areas of Florida that generally received little coverage. The magazines also included coverage of the skateboard scene in those areas.
The newsletter of the Dade County Surfing Association represented and informed surfers of the Miami area in the early 1970s. In addition to local surfing news and surfshop ads, they were also active in fighting for beach access and campaigning against over-development.
Vol. 1 No. 2 1972
Cocoa Beach Trivia
Cocoa Beach Trivia is a collection of personal memories and reminiscences of the surf and beach culture from the 1960s through the 1980s. Many of these stories tell about growing up surfing and hanging out at the Canaveral Pier and the friendships that revolved around the iconic landmark.
Issue 1 – 1960
This edition, published in 1973 is a reprint of the classic first SURFER, illustrated by John Severson. Pictures were taken in Hawaii and California while John was filming his 1960 surf adventure … ” Surf Fever.”
Hawaiian Surfriding 1961
Hawaiian Surfriding by Tom Blake- this was Blake’s second book, published in 1961. It is a fascinating look at the Hawaiian surfing culture at Waikiki- just as the old ways were being pushed aside. Blake left Waikiki forever shortly after this was published.
International Surfing July 1967
Feature article-Easter At Canaveral by Dick Graham. Lots of cool photos!
Surferama – Cape Kennedy April 1965
Program from the 1965 Surferama. Later named the “Easter Surf Fest.”
Competition Surf Winter 1966 (Excerpts)
East Coast Championships, the breakthough contest for East Coast surfers. This article has the only photos of Propper’s fin-first take-off that stunned the surfing world.
Gary Propper, Mimi Monro, Surfboards Hawaii team
Competition Surf Summer 1967 (Excerpts)
Claude Codgen, Bruce Valuzzi, Hobie team
Gary Propper At the Swami’s Pro-Am, Cathy LaCroix, surfboard ads
Surfin’ East Oct-Nov 1975
Single issue magazine featuring the photography of Alan Margolis
Surfing Illustrated Summer 1963
Article on Florida surfing spots, words and photos by Bill Whitman
Special Edition – 1999
Kelly Slater article – by Nick Carroll
Featured Article-From Florida to Maine. Gary Propper, Buzzy Foye, Dickie Munson, Greg Loehr
May 1972 – Excerpt
Florida- Get It While It’s Hot!
Jim Cartland, Greg Loehr, Dick Munson
Surfer Dec-Jan 77-78
Florida Pro article – by Bruce Valluzzi (a classic!)
Sport Camping May 1965 – Brevard County
Rare local publication featuring surfing, fishing, and other outdoor activities.
Petersons Surfing November 1964
Florida Flips – Surf Spots – Gary Propper
Surfing Illustrated October 1966
Flight To Florida- surf spot map
Dick Catri, Gary Propper, Mike Shea Article
Wave Rider Fall 1975 – Back Cover
Dick Catri Surfboards Ad
Orlando Evening Star
April 16, 18, & 19, 1965
Cocoa Beach Jaycees first surf contest (Surferama)