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Surfing Corpus Christi and Port Aransas (Images of America Series)
     

Surfing Corpus Christi and Port Aransas (Images of America Series)

by Dan Parker, Michelle Christenson, Texas Surf Museum
 

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Surf culture in the Texas Coastal Bend began in the early 1960s when a few young men set up surfboard rental stands on the beach. By 1970, thousands of people had caught the surfing bug. In the decades that followed, dozens of surf shops and surfboard makers established themselves in Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, and nearby communities. Coastal Bend surfers won

Overview


Surf culture in the Texas Coastal Bend began in the early 1960s when a few young men set up surfboard rental stands on the beach. By 1970, thousands of people had caught the surfing bug. In the decades that followed, dozens of surf shops and surfboard makers established themselves in Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, and nearby communities. Coastal Bend surfers won national championships for their wave-riding prowess, beating out counterparts from the East Coast, California, and Hawaii. By the 21st century, Coastal Bend wave riders had become a force to be reckoned with, playing strong roles in local political movements that influenced public policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738584560
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/24/2010
Series:
Images of America Series
Edition description:
Images of America
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
1,336,655
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Husband-and-wife team Dan Parker and Michelle Christenson, curators of the Texas Surf Museum, conducted hundreds of interviews and examined thousands of photographs to produce this book. Numerous Coastal Bend surfers assisted in the effort by contributing photographs from their private collections. Parker and Christenson are longtime Port Aransas surfers who work as newspaper journalists.

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