The History of Surfing

The History of Surfing

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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.Owner and proprietor Minoru Niia€”a one-legged Japanese tailor whoa#39;d been doing repair work on ... droves to buy an especially bombproof trunk made by Kanvas by Katin, a tiny Seal Beach boat-cover business owned by Walter Katin, a former ... Their shop was near the epicenter ofthe booming Orange County surf scene, anbsp;...

Title:The History of Surfing
Author:Matt Warshaw
Publisher:Chronicle Books - 2011-04-29


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