The History Of Surfing
  • The History Of Surfing
  • The History Of Surfing
  • The History Of Surfing
  • The History Of Surfing
  • The History Of Surfing
ISBN: 0811856003
EAN13: 9780811856003
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 1, 2010
Pages: 495
Dimensions: 1.5" H x 11.1" L x 9.45" W
Weight: 5.16 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

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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   Totally a Great Book
One fantastic book... There are however some facts that are incorrect, but all these books have them. It is today's best surfing books. Would love for this author to write a book on surfers who do not get their Kudos that day no one will even remember and its a real shame. Went to Wikapedia and the list is great, added a few of the old guys that were absolutely amazing tham a few times over as they hung with the right crowd, but were just not all that... Love it all the time and will forever... a must have.
   probably the best, all round all year surf break in the ...
I read this book while watching the surf roll off Snapper Rocks Queensland, probably the best all-year surf break in the world. Matt covers the history of surfing in a concise manner and leaves us plenty of room for thought on all the little tit bits that make up the full background. Both art and sport of surfing is so quickly changing and is now being passed to the youngsters, this book is an essential item for the collection of every surfer. As always the big question is, where's surfing next?? How and what will we surf in 10 years time?
Note that there is very little of the substance written from 1990 to present.
   few words about he book
It is a great book, sure. At least the surfers should read it. Don 't know about the sources of Matt opinions,but and even though I haven t finished the book yet, found a few things that sound a little like a prejudice, and is excellent to introduce those who do not know surfing life.
   History of Surfing Book
I have these 2 books for my son and my son-in-law. I saw this book on my coffee table at the Wave Hotel in Long Branch, NJ, and I had to have it for my boys! Stay safe and healthy, and Happy Thanksgiving! '' Eag's wife was born in Paris, Germany.
   Really interesting!
I have had it on my list for a while because I am interested in surfing and I like history. But I thought it was pretty cool and I'd skim it here and there and then it would look pretty boring on my bookshelf. I'm about halfway through it though, and it's a great read. Even for non-surfers, the history of surfing has a huge intersection with the history of pop culture.
   Great book!
I have been surfing for years and appreciate the way this book details one of the sports I love the most.
   If you Surf you should read this...
This was fascinating as a surfer for 45 years. Some opinions expressed about surf personalities I know, I would question occasionally, but learned a lot about the sport I still enjoy more than any other. Matt thanks.
   A terrific education
A great education in surfing - sport is a lengthy but very interesting book. Mr. Warshaw has done some serious research into history and put it together in a very easy to read manner. I recommend it to anyone who wants to understand the full sport of surfing.