SURFING magazine has a feature about Surfing as a Religion. things). Here you can get a peek at a scholarly article by Bron Taylor it drew on. His search for Surfing Spirituality began with a book, translated from German and published in English by a German publisher, and found in an Istanbul bookshop in June 2006, which began with the claim that surfing "has a spiritual aura that you only get once you’ve experienced it yourself…. It’s always a journey to the inner self…. [Surfing] never will lose its soul and spirit, because the magic that envelops you when surfing is far too powerful (Mackert 2005: 3)."