Complete History of Surfing: From Water to Snow
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Complete History of Surfing: From Water to Snow

by Nat Young, Rod Holmes, Craig McGregor
     
 

In this newly revised hardcover edition of The History of Surfing, world champion surfer Nat Young explores 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 surfing history, professionalism, surfboard evolution, professional surfers, the Hawaiian

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In this newly revised hardcover edition of The History of Surfing, world champion surfer Nat Young explores 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 surfing history, professionalism, surfboard evolution, professional surfers, the Hawaiian Islands, kneeboards, wave skills, kitesurfers, and the future of surfing. Also included are discussions with some of the sports greats-Duke Kahanamoku, Kelly Slater, and Lisa Anderson-as well as exclusive rare color photos covering surfing's exciting past and present, bringing to life one of the most exciting and stunningly beautiful sports in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423602668
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
01/16/2008
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 12.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
15 Years

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Nobody is quite sure when the Polynesians began to surf, but Hawaiian chants which date back to the 15th century AD tell stories od surfing exploits which seem to dhow that surfing was as major part of Hawaiian life long before that. For as long, perhaps, as the HAwaiians had existed as an indepent race. And though we know that the Tahitians, for instance, has long practised surfing it was Hawaii which was the source of the sport's great expansion.

Meet 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

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