Kelly's Covers: A Pictorial History
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Magazine covers can offer a wonderful history lesson for those who care to look. Cover images are always state-of-the-art, and, when viewed in a timeline, they provide snapshots of surfing's ongoing evolution: in performance, in photography, and even fashion.
In the course of his career, Kelly Slater has gone from New School upstart in the early 90's to handsome (and hirsute) portrait subject around the turn of the century to New Age design wizard in the late noughties. He's been the driver of the trends and the most visible face of surfing for two decades. He's also sold a truckload of mags. Here are all the ones I could find arranged in (roughly) chronological order.