Nat's Nat And That's That: A Surfing Legend
The book is a autobiography of Nat Young, a surfers and a pioneer of the 'shortboard' style. With short stories, anecdotes, and adventures with some of surfing's most colorful and well known characters, Nat Young recounts his life from Australia to Hawaii to the Pacific Coast of America and beyond. In text and dozens of black and white photos, Young combines surfing history, personal journals, stories, and press clippings. Young has been the subject of surfing movies, showcasing an list of accomplishments such as his 1963 Australian Open win, his first sponsorship at 16 years of age with 'Hang Ten', opening his surf shops, and his four-time World Champion status. He also earned a pilots license, worked as a model for Ralph Lauren, and worked for French clothier Oxbow, and is an accomplished snowboarder and skier as well. In the late 1960s, he and a handful of others ushered in the 'new era' in surfboard riding, a power-oriented style which formed the basis of contemporary surfing.