Tracks (magazine)

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Tracks is a monthly Australian surf magazine, promoting itself as "the surfers' bible". It is published by Next Media.

It was established in October 1970 by Alby Falzon, John Witzig and David Elfick, starting as a kind of counter-culture tabloid, printed on newsprint and produced on Sydney's northern beaches. Since then it has grown to be a major surfing publication. Over the years its editors have included:

Tracks published a cartoon series,"Captain Goodvibes", by Australian cartoonist Tony Edwards. The Goodvibes cartoons were first published in May 1973 and appeared regularly until July 1981. Goodvibes became an icon of Australian surfing culture.

"Lash Clone" by Australian Author D.C Greening appeared in the pages of Tracks during the 1980s and his later works "Cosmic Surf Wars" appearing more recently.

In July 1988 the masthead was updated from "tracks" to "tRACKS".

In March 2000 the magazine changed format from the original newsprint size down to a tabloid size.

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  1. ^ The wave game : an inside look at professional surfing / by Phil Jarratt. Broadway, N.S.W. : Soundtracks, 1977. ISBN 0-9596990-0-7

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