With the odd exception, I'm not a great fan of surfing magazines. Come to think about it, I haven't bought one in months. I don't want you to think that old Beach Bum is tight with his pennies. I've been known to buy a round - honest! It's just that when the urge comes over me to read about far away places with great surf that I'm unlikely to visit, or dudes surfing with style and skill that I'll never have, I can always flick through a copy of whatever's hanging round the Filling Station while I munch through a panini. See? There is such a thing as a free lunch.
However, these "could have been a contender covers" made me chuckle - which given the rain and generally dismal summer we've had means that Slide Magazine gets a mention. Did I mention sunglasses & thongs earlier?