Nat's Nat and That's That: A Surfing Legend

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Nymboida Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 459 pages
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Surfers and surfing aficionados worldwide will be enthralled with this fascinating autobiography of Nat Young, arguably one of the world's best surfers and a pioneer of the "shortboard" style. With short stories, anecdotes, and unbelievable 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 fascinating text and dozens of black and white photos, Young combines surfing history, personal journals, stories, and press clippings. Young has been the subject of many surfing movies, showcasing an impressive 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. This book is a must read for any surfer! Nat Young is recognized as one of the great surfers in the history of the sport, having won the world championships in 1966. 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. Nat's unique style and good luck enabled him to become World Longboard Champion in 1988, '89 and '90. Today he is a dedicated surfer and family man with four children. He is the author of several books on surfing and produced the film The History of Australian Surfing. ONE LINER: Now available in the U.S.! The autobiography of World Champion surfer Nat Young. COLLATERAL TITLES: Stoked, lost coast, waves, History of surfing

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Nat Young is recognized as one of the great surfers in the history of the sport, having won the world championships in 1966. At that time his new power-oriented surfing style was based on surfing a shorter board than was traditionally used. He is credited with starting the style which was the basis for contemporary surfing. He was born in 1947, and grew up in Collaroy on Sydney, Australia's, northern beaches, where he lives with his family

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