Some of us have been at the surfing thing for awhile. Some on this forum were surfing before any of the rest were even born. All of us I'm sure have been influenced one way or another by surfing media in general and magazines in particular. Of course, the internet has blown things wide open. I've said several times that I only wish Swaylocks and the internet had been invented when I started making boards. There was an article written by Tom Morey and published by Surfer Magazine way back in 1972 that I still consider to be one of the most influential pieces I ever encountered... to this very day.