The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing

The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing

by Peter Westwick, Peter Neushul


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ISBN-13: 9780307719485
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 07/23/2013
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.68(w) x 9.36(h) x 1.35(d)

About the Author

PETER WESTWICK is an assistant research professor of history at the University of Southern California, the director of the Aerospace History Project at the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, and the author or editor of three books.

PETER NEUSHUL is a visiting senior associate researcher in the Department of History at the University of California at Santa Barbara.  He has written extensively on defense industries, history of oceanography, and on environmental history.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction 1

1 The Cradle of Surfing 7

2 The Duke, Dillingham, and the Waikiki Dream 31

3 The Dark Side of Paradise: Race and Sex in Hawaii 51

4 Inventing Surfurbia: Surfing to California 64

5 War and Surfing 81

6 The Surf Boom 103

7 Charlie Don't Surf: Surfing and Counterculture 128

8 Surfing Turns Pro 146

9 Engineering the Coast 172

10 Beating the Crowds, Literally and Otherwise 194

11 Surf Tech 218

12 Surfing at the Frontiers 242

13 Women and Surfing: From Flappers to Roxy Girl 263

14 From Waikiki to Wall Street 283

15 The World in the Curl 313

Acknowledgments 319

Notes 321

Selected Bibliography 375

Index 393

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