John Severson

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Cover Story: 50 Years of Surfer Magazine--The Good, The Bad, And The Neon

    Illustration by Ryan Sanchez​John Severson didn't really know what he was getting himself into when he introduced The Surfer to surf film-going crowds in 1961. He just wanted the extra $1.50 per copy. He didn't intend to be part of spawning and helping to expand a multibillion dollar industry.&nbs ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 16, 2010

    Wave of the Future

    Surfer magazine's sometimes-wild, sometimes-mild 50-year ride

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Surfer Magazine Celebrates 50 Years, Great Porn-Star Names

    Chronicle Books"There's the weather and then there's Surfer. During the past 50 years, no two elements have affected the surfer's life more profoundly," documentary filmmaker, professional surfer and former longtime editor Sam George ​says in Surfer Magazine: 50 Years, the San Clemente-based pub's ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    De-evolution of a Species

    Orange Peel shows the good, the bad and the ugly of Orange County surfing history

  • News

    August 26, 1999

    Orange Countys Radical Culture Czars

    Economists fear him. Adults emulate him. This kidand thousands like himare teaching corporations how to sell the world everything from edgy soft drinks to extreme sunglasses