History of Surfing

Author(s): Matt Warshaw


Matt Warshaw knows more about surfing that 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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"Written by one of the world's leading surf historians, this...is the definitive book on surf history and culture." - Drift Magazine

General Fields

  • : 9780811856003
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : June 2010
  • : 277mm X 234mm X 41mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 1210
  • : English
  • : 797.3209
  • : 496
  • : Illustrations, ports.
  • : Matt Warshaw