Two cans of Beacon Pale Ale, two cans of Seaberry Saison and a copy of Real Surfing Magazine - Your main source of authentic Cornish surfing culture and information. Being a non-profit organisation, Real Surfing Magazine is a publication created by genuine surfers who want to give something back to the community.
A description from the official Facebook page:
We want this publication to be about the real life surfers that we meet every time we go surfing. The surfers that we meet in the water, or getting changed in the car parks, the ones we meet when travelling or at work. The usual names and the same faces that you see in the magazines all the time are all well and good, but we also want to see and hear about the passionate surfers who will not get coverage in the magazines but have equally, or more so something to say about the lifestyle we are all living for.
You don`t have to be the best surfer in the world to have a point of view and I believe that we all have a story to tell. Some of us have chosen to dedicate our lives to surfing as much as is possible and we would like this magazine to reflect the real surfers and not just the sponsored few. We at R.S.M. do not have much interest in covering the pro tour and there are plenty of other publications covering that subject matter and endless pics of kids doing airs does not reflect the way we look at surfing and neither do boat trips to Indo getting drunk with your mates. We prefer an old school format with intelligent insightful stories, photos, opinions, historical documentation and figures as well as interesting local surfers. We are not a business and the magazine is non-profit, therefore we do not need to sell corporate advertising space and prefer UK or small businesses to be advertised and this to be kept to a minimum.
Page after page of adverts for us is not what we want to see in our magazine and although it leaves the magazine thinner, we prefer good content for our readers and not bulked out with endless ads. The magazine will not be online as this makes the format throwaway and we believe in keeping magazines in paper form for future generations to enjoy. For myself, as editor. I first picked up a surfboard some 30 years ago and have been travelling the world for 25 years. In this time I have managed to meet some incredible surfers both professional and everyday folk, and have made many contacts with which I will share with you throughout the magazine. We at R.S.M. are not graphic designers, we are not seasoned writers nor are we professional photographers. So please excuse grammatical errors or unprofessional design work. We would rather the content of the magazine speak for itself.
What we are though, is a collective of passionate, focused surfers looking to engage with other wave riders and share the stoke, especially from a free thinking alternative side to our culture and as a means to give something back to our surfing community as well as for a good cause. Some material in this magazine may cause you to laugh, cry or become angry. It is never our intention to offend or belittle anybody. However we would ask you to keep an open mind. We hope you enjoy reading this publication as much as we did producing it...Stevo and Helene