In Memory of John Severson (1933-2017)

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Founder of Surfer magazine, John Severson, passes away at 83
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In Memory of John Severson (1933-2017)

John Severson founder Surfer magazine
Surfer magazine founder, John Severson, hired Standup Journal publisher Clay Feeter straight out of college to give him a chance. Clay’s never left the biz since.

Aloha to a Legend

A shining light has departed our world. John Severson was the founder of Surfer magazine, the editor of Wind Surf, a loving father, a brilliant artist, and a damn good surfer! He was the creative genius who inspired thousands of surf-stoked writers, publishers, photographers, artists, and videographers across our watery planet…and he hired a fresh-out-of-college kid to be his assistant editor at Wind Surf magazine, changing—elevating—my life forever!

My love and condolences to his wonderful family: his wife and soulmate Louise and his daughters Anna and Jenna.

Mahalo, Sevo

                      -Clay Feeter, publisher, Standup Journal