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In Your Hood

Updated: August 20, 2008, 6:24 PM ET

When it comes to surf media, I've always kinda thought the national mags set the tone, but the regional mags are the lifeblood. Surfer, Surfing, and Transworld don't miss a trick (unless the trick is completed by someone outside the top 44 — easy, just kidding) but they also can't cover everyone's backyard.

This is a really tough time for independent publications, but the core regional mags have the latitude to cover more of the personality of a said region, with a very specific angle.

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