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The History of Surfing

The History of Surfing

by Matt Warshaw
The History of Surfing

The History of Surfing

by Matt Warshaw


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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.

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ISBN-13: 9780811856003
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 237,913
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Matt Warshaw is the former editor of SURFER magazine. A lifelong surfer, he is the author of numerous books on surfing, including Maverick's: The Story of Big Wave Surfing. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.

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