History of Surfing

History of Surfing


By (author) Matt Warshaw

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  • Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 240mm x 282mm x 38mm | 2,341g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: San Francisco
  • ISBN 10: 0811856003
  • ISBN 13: 9780811856003
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, ports.
  • Sales rank: 65,236

Product description

Matt Warshaw knows more about surfing that any other person on the planet. After five years of research and writing, Warshaw has completed a totally unprecedented history of the sport and the culture it has spawned. With a voice that is definitive, funny, and wholly original, The History of Surfing delivers the ultimate book for surfers everywhere.

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Author information

Matt Warshaw is the former editor of SURFER magazine. A lifelong surfer, he is the author of numerous books on surfing, including Maverick's: The Story of Big Wave Surfing. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.

Review quote

"Written by one of the world's leading surf historians, this ...is the definitive book on surf history and culture." - Drift Magazine