The History of Surfing

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.

The History of Surfing

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.

A Brief History of Surfing

Matt Warshaw knows more about surfing than any other person on the planet, as evidenced by The History of Surfing, Warshaw's definitive take on the sport.

A Brief History of Surfing

Matt Warshaw knows more about surfing than any other person on the planet, as evidenced by The History of Surfing, Warshaw's definitive take on the sport. Now, he has honed that book into an abridged and excerpted edition for surfers everywhere. Each spread features a micro essay alongside an image capturing a slice of surf history, from Kelly Slater and the invention of the thruster to shark attacks and localism. Packaged in a small and chunky hardcover, A Brief History of Surfing deftly defines surf culture in an entertaining and irresistible volume with wide appeal.

The Complete History of Surfing

The modern surfer on his small plastic board is the product of a fascinating history of development. This is an illustrated history of the sport that is the most definitive and authoritative ever published.

The Complete History of Surfing

Surfing is one of the most exciting and stunningly beautiful sports in the world. The modern surfer on his small plastic board is the product of a fascinating history of development. This is an illustrated history of the sport that is the most definitive and authoritative ever published.

The History of Surfing

This book covers the full gamut of surfing topics, including the history,rofessionalism, surfboard evolution, professional surfers, the Hawaiianslands, kneeboards, wave skills, windsurfers, and the future of surfing.

The History of Surfing

This book covers the full gamut of surfing topics, including the history,rofessionalism, surfboard evolution, professional surfers, the Hawaiianslands, kneeboards, wave skills, windsurfers, and the future of surfing. Itlso includes lots and lots of rare color photos covering surfing's excitingast and present.

Surf Culture

This text is a comprehensive, in-depth examination of the influence of surfing and surf culture on the modern cultural landscape, from film, music, fashion, photography, art, skateboarding and lifestyle.

Surf Culture

This text is a comprehensive, in-depth examination of the influence of surfing and surf culture on the modern cultural landscape, from film, music, fashion, photography, art, skateboarding and lifestyle. The book examines the history of modern surfboard design and culture from 1900 to the present day, and features over 100 surfboards. The myth of surfing as promoted through related activities and by-products such as skateboarding, photography, film, clothing and music are explored and assessed in terms of their socio-economic impact.

The Encyclopedia of Surfing

Reprint. "The definitive work on surfing" --"San Francisco Chronicle "Entertaining, informative, unbeatable-if it's about surfing, it's in here.

The Encyclopedia of Surfing

A pop culture reference of surfing in America today contains 1,500 alphabetical entries and three hundred illustrations to review the activity's most significant contributors, events, equipment, culture, and history. Reprint.

Empire in Waves

This is a book that must be read by historians of leisure, sports scholars and critically-minded surfers." —Tony Collins, author of Sport in Capitalist Society: A Short History

Empire in Waves

Surfing today evokes many things: thundering waves, warm beaches, bikinis and lifeguards, and carefree pleasure. But is the story of surfing really as simple as popular culture suggests? In this first international political history of the sport, Scott Laderman shows that while wave riding is indeed capable of stimulating tremendous pleasure, its globalization went hand in hand with the blood and repression of the long twentieth century. Emerging as an imperial instrument in post-annexation Hawaii, spawning a form of tourism that conquered the littoral Third World, tracing the struggle against South African apartheid, and employed as a diplomatic weapon in America's Cold War arsenal, the saga of modern surfing is only partially captured by Gidget, the Beach Boys, and the film Blue Crush. From nineteenth-century American empire-building in the Pacific to the low-wage labor of the surf industry today, Laderman argues that surfing in fact closely mirrored American foreign relations. Yet despite its less-than-golden past, the sport continues to captivate people worldwide. Whether in El Salvador or Indonesia or points between, the modern history of this cherished pastime is hardly an uncomplicated story of beachside bliss. Sometimes messy, occasionally contentious, but never dull, surfing offers us a whole new way of viewing our globalized world.

Surfing Australia

With forewords by Mark Richards and Layne Beachley, Australia's World Champion surfers, this book is the definitive history of surfing in Australia.

Surfing Australia

The definitive guide to Australia's surfing history, published in conjunction with Surfing Australia. Australian surf culture is over a century old, and it still hasn't grown up. From its roots as an illegal pastime to its current incarnation as a professional sport, surfing's enduring appeal has always been the carefree, quintessentially Australian lifestyle that goes with it. Australian surf culture has always had competing impulses of chaos and order. For every Boot Hill Gang there is a Surf Life Saving Association; for every tragic drug disqualification, a World Title winner. From Tommy Tanna, Alick Wickham and Freddie Williams's pioneering surf lifestyles to the hedonism of 1950s beach culture, the Coolangatta Kids of the 1970s, to the eventual professionalised machine that surfing in Australia has now become, this is the complete, no-holds-barred history of both sides of the story. With forewords by Mark Richards and Layne Beachley, Australia's World Champion surfers, this book is the definitive history of surfing in Australia.

Surfing

This revised edition of the 1966 classic features extensive illustrations, a new introduction, and articles by Mark Twain and Jack London recounting their observations on surfing.

Surfing

Surfing traces the history of the sport from its beginnings in ancient Hawaii through the mid 1960s. This revised edition of the 1966 classic features extensive illustrations, a new introduction, and articles by Mark Twain and Jack London recounting their observations on surfing. The book also explores the development of the surfboard and follows surfing's timeline from the earliest legends to the accomplishments of modern surfing heroes.