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"Illustrating the book are rare reproductions of early Hawaiian and Australian surfing that have never before been published, and the work of the world's best surf photographers, gathered together in a volume for the first time; a feat remarkable even for a surfer of the authority of Nat Young." -JOHN JONES, SURFER MAGAZINE "Surfing is of course a great pastime, an escapist form of recreation, an artistic expression of the soul, a highly challenging sport for young and old, and... a culture. This book suits both surfers, historians and beachgoers alike." -BILL SMITH, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

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The History of Surfing by world champion surfer Nat Young shares the history, stories, and inside expertise gathered in his years of deep involvement with the sport of surfing. The History of Surfing covers the full gamut, including the history, professionalism, surfboard evolution, professional surfers, the Hawaiian Islands, kneeboards, wave skills, windsurfers, and the future of surfing. Exclusive rare color photos covering surfing's exciting past and present bring to life one of the most exciting and stunningly beautiful sports in the world.

This book is the result of a lifetime of involvement with surfing and a deep interest in its history, and includes Nat's discussions with the greats of the sport, from Duke Kahanmoku to contemporary stars like Kelly Slater and Lisa Anderson.

Illustrating the book are rare reproductions of early Hawaiian and Australian surfing, along with the work of the world's best surf photographers, including portraits of some of the remarkable figures that the sport has seen.

Chapters include:

Surfing Roots

Hawaiian Revival

Heyday of the Hollow Board

Evolution of the Modern Board

The Age of Surf Clubs

Big Waves, Big Boards

The Oz Connection

World Championships

Pocket Rockets and Twin Fins

The Birth of Professionalism

Surfer Girls

Surfing with a Sail

Synopsis:

The History of Surfing by world champion surfer Nat Young shares the history, stories, and inside expertise gathered in his years of deep involvement with the sport of surfing. The History of Surfing covers the full gamut, including the history, professionalism, surfboard evolution, professional surfers, the Hawaiian Islands, kneeboards, wave skills, windsurfers, and the future of surfing. Exclusive rare color photos covering surfing's exciting past and present bring to life one of the most exciting and stunningly beautiful sports in the world.

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ISBN:
9781423601210
Author:
Young, Nat
Publisher:
Gibbs Smith Publishers
With:
McGregor, Craig
With:
Holmes, Rod
Subject:
History
Subject:
Water Sports
Subject:
Sports and Fitness - Water Sports
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
222
Dimensions:
12.08x8.94x.60 in. 2.30 lbs.

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Product details 222 pages Gibbs Smith Publishers - English 9781423601210 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The History of Surfing by world champion surfer Nat Young shares the history, stories, and inside expertise gathered in his years of deep involvement with the sport of surfing. The History of Surfing covers the full gamut, including the history, professionalism, surfboard evolution, professional surfers, the Hawaiian Islands, kneeboards, wave skills, windsurfers, and the future of surfing. Exclusive rare color photos covering surfing's exciting past and present bring to life one of the most exciting and stunningly beautiful sports in the world.

This book is the result of a lifetime of involvement with surfing and a deep interest in its history, and includes Nat's discussions with the greats of the sport, from Duke Kahanmoku to contemporary stars like Kelly Slater and Lisa Anderson.

Illustrating the book are rare reproductions of early Hawaiian and Australian surfing, along with the work of the world's best surf photographers, including portraits of some of the remarkable figures that the sport has seen.

Chapters include:

Surfing Roots

Hawaiian Revival

Heyday of the Hollow Board

Evolution of the Modern Board

The Age of Surf Clubs

Big Waves, Big Boards

The Oz Connection

World Championships

Pocket Rockets and Twin Fins

The Birth of Professionalism

Surfer Girls

Surfing with a Sail

"Synopsis" by , The History of Surfing by world champion surfer Nat Young shares the history, stories, and inside expertise gathered in his years of deep involvement with the sport of surfing. The History of Surfing covers the full gamut, including the history, professionalism, surfboard evolution, professional surfers, the Hawaiian Islands, kneeboards, wave skills, windsurfers, and the future of surfing. Exclusive rare color photos covering surfing's exciting past and present bring to life one of the most exciting and stunningly beautiful sports in the world.
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