The History of Surfing

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Chronicle Books, Sep 1, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 495 pages
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Matt Warshaw knows more about surfing than any other person on the planet. After five years of research and writing, Warshaw has crafted an unprecedented history of the sport and the culture it has spawned. At nearly 500 pages, with 250,000 words and more than 250 rare photographs, The History of Surfing reveals and defines this sport with a voice that is authoritative, funny, and wholly original. The obsessive nature of this endeavor is matched only by the obsessive nature of surfers, who will pore through these pages with passion and opinion. A true category killer, here is the definitive history of surfing.
  

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Coffee Table book with awesome detailed history of surfing from semi-ancient times to Kelly Slater. Very cool. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
10
Out of the Blue Pre1900
15
Gliding Return 19001945
38
Malibu Swing 1945late 1950s
90
Boom YearsA Massive Swelling Late 1950s1967
152
Barefoot Revolution 19661974
235
The Fortune Seekers Early 1970s1980
297
The Long and the Short of It 19811991
347
The Ride of Your Life 19902009
412
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
478
SOURCES
479
PHOTO CREDITS
488
INDEX
490
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Matt Warshaw is the former editor of SURFER magazine. A lifelong surfer, he is the author of numerous books on surfing, including Maverick's: The Story of Big Wave Surfing. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.

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