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    DescriptionThe surfboard is both a piece of sports equipment and a work of art. It is a marvel of engineering and for some, a path to fame and celebrity. It exudes both power and grace; it allows its rider to soar through the air or penetrate the watery depths. Centuries ago, early Polynesians considered the surfboard a religious icon, a means of worshipping the ocean. Today it is a cultural icon, a means of worshipping not simply the ocean but also those who seek to master its powerful and unpredictable forces. In "365 Surfboards," surfing expert and writer Ben Marcus brings together the most important, most interesting, and most innovative surfboards the world has ever known. From 12-foot-long "koa" boards of ancient Hawai'i to state-of-the-art modern boards utilizing streamlined design for maximum speed and maneuverability, the surfboard has undergone numerous revolutions and advancements through the years. Pioneering riders and shapers--from Duke Kahanamoku and Tom Blake, to Greg Noll and Hobie Alter, to Kelly Slater and Al Merrick--have brought their own personal touches and insights to continually refine and redefine the ultimate tool for riding the waves. Each of the 365 boards featured here are presented through color images and in-depth descriptions to offer a compelling and comprehensive history of the surfboard and the people, moments, and innovations that have revolutionized the sport.


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    Title
    365 Surfboards
    Subtitle
    The Coolest, Raddest, Most Innovative Boards from Around the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ben Marcus
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 721 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780760345290
    ISBN 10: 0760345295
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.5
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: 797.32
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    Libri: ENGM5780
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 28
    Libri: P0042115, P0042116, SURF5000, WIND7500
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14430
    BIC subject category V2: WSSG
    B&T Approval Code: A09304000
    BISAC V2.8: SPO069000, SPO051000, SPO064000
    DC22: 797.3/2
    BISAC V2.8: SPO063000
    B&T Approval Code: A09500000
    LC subject heading: , , , , , , ,
    DC23: 797.320284
    LC classification: GV840.S8 M273 2013
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: SPG, SXQ
    Illustrations note
    400 color & 50 b/w photos
    Publisher
    Motorbooks International
    Imprint name
    MVP Books
    Publication date
    25 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Osceola
    Author Information
    Lucia Griggi photographed skateboarders from Tony Hawk to Stacey Peralta and more for this book. She works between Los Angeles and London.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. 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.com