The Surfboard: Art, Style, Stoke (Google eBook)

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MBI Publishing Company, May 15, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 256 pages
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DIVThe history of the surfboard is one of innovation---innovation that has in turn shaped the sport of surfing. The Surfboard follows this history, from the first "wave-riding" redwood planks crafted by ancient Hawaiians to the vacuum-sealed, lightweight, "plastic fantastic" technological marvels of today.Beautifully illustrated with historical prints and engravings, as well as the latest surf photography and detailed closeups, this book documents the surfboards evolution as a perfect convergence of form and function./div
  

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Contents

Foreword
12
Surfboards in Hawaiian Culture 1600 BC to 1920 AD
14
Kookboxes Redwood Swastikas and Balsa Flyers The Roaring Twenties and the Soaring
32
The Skeg and the Hot Curl 1934 through World War II
64
Wondrous Shapes and Wonder Materials PostWorld War II Experiments
72
Sandwich Boards Spoons and the Foam Future From the Fall of Hitler to the Rise of Gidget
92
Supplying the Surfing Sensation 19601967
114
From Sam to the Thruster 19661981
148
The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same 1981 and Still Going Strong
204
Acknowledgments and Sources
252
Index
254
About the Author and Contributors
256
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

DIVBen Marcus is a stoked gremmie who grew up surfing Santa Cruz and Malibu. After high school, he traveled the world in search of the perfect wave. He served 10 years as associate editor at The Surfer magazine. He now writes for The Surfer's Journal and other surf publications. Ben is the author of Voyageur's Surfing USA! and a forthcoming surf guidebook series for Chronicle. He lives in Malibu.  www.benmarcusrules.com

Jeff Divine is one of the world's most famed surfing photographers, bar none. He is the photo editor at The Surfer's Journal.

Dividing her time between her native Brazil and the United States, Juliana Morais is a photographer, filmmaker, and writer who contributes to ESPN Brazil and several surf and sports magazines worldwide. She is also a surfer./div

 

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