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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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.

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One of my teenage heroes finally put pen to paper Read full review

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One man's life journey is your trip to escapism. Nat Young is brash, but if you know anything about surfing his ambassadorship and writing are critical to encouraging later life newbies. Long before there were surf videos, there was Nat Young. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

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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