Wave Rider/Skate Rider – When Peter Townsend formed the International Professional Surfers organization in 1975 in Hawaii, John and Gunnar Griffin quickly formed the American Professional Surfers to represent stateside pro surfing. Simultaneously, they began publication of Wave Rider Magazine to support the fledgling organization. They later added Skate Rider Magazine to the publication which was equally involved in promoting the sport of skateboarding. The quarterly was literally printed back-to-back. One half of the magazine was Wave Rider – flip it over and the other half was Skate Rider.