Australia's Hottest 100 Surfing Legends

Australia's Hottest 100 Surfing Legends


By (author) Phil Jarratt

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  • Format: Hardback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 212mm x 249mm x 30mm | 1,236g
  • Publication date: 7 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: South Yarra
  • ISBN 10: 1742700217
  • ISBN 13: 9781742700212
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 37,754

Product description

"Perpetually broke, he would eat a spider for a beer, or drink mud from a puddle for a bite of a pie..." The history of Australian surfing has been full of pioneers, outlaws, hooligans and mavericks. This lavishly illustrated book, with profiles of 100 legends of Australian surfing from 'ancient history' (pre-1950s) to the current day, is the perfect gift for any surfer or surf aficionado. Featuring many rare and archival images, along with hundreds of gorgeous contemporary surf shots, Australia's Hottest 100 Surfing Legends is a feast for the eyes. Packed with behind-the-scenes anecdotes from insider author Phil Jarratt, this is a riveting account of the pioneers behind Australian surfing's past, and the mavericks who are now molding its future.

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Author information

Phil Jarratt has worked in surf publishing and the surf industry for more than 35 years. In addition he has covered business and politics as a journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald, The Bulletin and London's Daily Mail, edited publications as diverse as Tracks surfing magazine, Insight travel guides and Playboy, been the author or co-author of some twenty books, and published books and magazines through his own Australian imprint, Blue Group. His biographies, Home: The Evonne Goolagong Story and Mr Sunset, have won international acclaim. His most recent books are Salts and Suits, Kelly Slater: For the Love (sold over 12,000 copies) and The Surfing Year Book.