History of Surfing

Press: Palm Beach Press,Australia; New edition edition (February 1992)
ISBN:9780959181630
Author Name:Nat Young
Language:English

Content

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

From the Back Cover

"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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About the Author

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

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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