The Encyclopedia of Surfing
Now in paperback and updated to include forty new entries, this "leviathan of surf literature" (Surfing magazine) is a remarkable collection of expert knowledge, spine-tingling stories, and little-known trivia. With 1,500 alphabetical entries and 300 illustrations, The Encyclopedia of Surfing is the most comprehensive review of the people, places, events, equipment, vernacular, and lively history of this fascinating sport by "one of surfing's most knowledgeable historians" (San Francisco Chronicle).
Each year, the surf industry brings in $4.5 billion, and more than two-and-a-half million Americans, from California to Delaware, have caught the wave. The Encyclopedia of Surfing is a book that no surfer-or armchair adventurer-will be able to resist.
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This volume is a gift to surfers, both neophytes and pros. Warshaw, a former pro-surfer and editor of Surfer magazine, offers the sport's first all-encompassing encyclopedia."Cheater five,""Malibu U ... Read full review
I really feel like this book has promise, however I don't feel it is factually sound? How about Mark Huff? He "was" Southbay and you know that. I'm going to write the "real" Encyclopedia of Surfing. Prominent people have been left out of this History Book? I must rate this book as poor to average and wonder why Warshaw didn't do the research necessary for an accurate conception of the history of surfing? Anyway, soon a new Encyclopedia of Surfing will be released.