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ISBN-13: 9780760327531
Publisher: MVP Books
Publication date: 05/15/2007
Edition description: First
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 301,863
Product dimensions: 7.86(w) x 12.14(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

Ben Marcus is a surfer and skateboarder for life. He was Surfer magazine associate editor and still writes for Surfer, The Surfer's Journal, and others. He's the author of our The Surfboard, Surfing USA!, Surfing & the Meaning of Life, and The Surfer's Handbook. He lives in Malibu, of course. www.benmarcusrules.comBen Marcus is a stoked gremmie who grew up surfing Santa Cruz and Malibu. After high school, he traveled the world in search of the perfect wave. He served 10 years as associate editor at The Surfer magazine. He now writes for The Surfer's Journal and other surf publications. Ben is the author of Voyageur's Surfing USA! and a forthcoming surf guidebook series for Chronicle. He lives in Malibu. www.benmarcusrules.comJeff Divine is one of the world's most famed surfing photographers, bar none. He is the photo editor at The Surfer's Journal.Dividing her time between her native Brazil and the United States, Juliana Morais is a photographer, filmmaker, and writer who contributes to ESPN Brazil and several surf and sports magazines worldwide. She is also a surfer. Jeff Divine is one of the world's most famed surfing photographers, bar none. He is the photo editor at The Surfer's Journal.Ben Marcus is a stoked gremmie who grew up surfing Santa Cruz and Malibu. After high school, he traveled the world in search of the perfect wave. He served 10 years as associate editor at The Surfer magazine. He now writes for The Surfer's Journal and other surf publications. Ben is the author of Voyageur's Surfing USA! and a forthcoming surf guidebook series for Chronicle. He lives in Malibu. www.benmarcusrules.comJeff Divine is one of the world's most famed surfing photographers, bar none. He is the photo editor at The Surfer's Journal.Dividing her time between her native Brazil and the United States, Juliana Morais is a photographer, filmmaker, and writer who contributes to ESPN Brazil and several surf and sports magazines worldwide. She is also a surfer.

Table of Contents

Contents

Chapter 1         Icons

                        Surfboards in Hawaiian Culture

1600 b.c. to 1920 a.d.

 

Chapter 2         The Thoroughly Modern Olo and Alaia

                        Kookboxes, Redwood Swastikas, and Balsa Flyers

The Roaring Twenties and the Soaring Thirties

 

Chapter 3         Sliding Ass

                        The Skeg and the Hot Curl

1934 through World War II

 

Chapter 4         Plastic Fantastic

                        Wondrous Shapes and Wonder Materials

Post–World War II Experiments

 

Chapter 5         Foam

                        Sandwich Boards, Spoons, and the Foam Future

From the Fall of Hitler to the Rise of Gidget

 

Chapter 6         Toes on the Nose, Feet on the Tail

                        Supplying the Surfing Sensation

1960–1967

 

Chapter 7         You Say You Want a Revolution

                        From Sam to the Thruster

1966–1981

 

Chapter 8         The Brave New World

                        The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

1981 and Still Going Strong

 

Index

About the Contributors

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

Thumbing through “The Surfboard” — with its many surfboard photos — is like walking through a surf museum. And if it doesn’t make you want to go out and buy a new board, at the very least it’ll motivate you to go to the nearest shop and touch some. — www.sanluisobispo.com, Sidetracked blog

 

The photography in the book gets a stoked rating. - Daily Stoke (www.dailystoke.com)

 

If you love surfing, or simply marvel at the design and variety of surfboards this book’s for you. — Hawaii, October 1, 2010

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