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Legends of Surfing : The Greatest Surfriders from Duke Kahanamoku to Kelly Slater

By (author) Duke Boyd , By (photographer) Jeff Divine , Foreword by Steve Pezman

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Surfing, Jack London remarked, is "a royal sport for the natural kings of earth." The greatest of those natural kings grant readers an audience in this glorious celebration of the world's best surfers. Part exquisite picture book and travelogue to the top of the world, part biography and reference guidebook, "Legends of Surfing" profiles one hundred great surfers, men and women, from throughout the world. In life stories, and in exclusive interviews--which only the surfing icon Duke Boyd could have pulled off--stellar surfers such as Wayne Bartholomew, Tom Curren, Andy and Bruce Irons, Duke Kahanamoku, Dave Kalama, Gerry Lopez, Rob Machado, Mark Occhilupo, and Kelly Slater give us a rare firsthand look at what it's like, in this crowded world, to "seek and find the perfect day, the perfect wave, and be alone with the surf and his thoughts." (John Severson, "Surfer" magazine, 1960)

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 233.68 x 271.78 x 15.24mm | 907.18g
  • 04 Sep 2014
  • Motorbooks International
  • MVP Books
  • Osceola
  • English
  • 158 color & 52 b/w photos
  • 0760347034
  • 9780760347034
  • 348,197

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Duke Boyd is himself a legend of surfing. He is a surfer, of course, but even better known as co-founder in 1962 of Hang Ten surfwear, the first surfwear clothing line. He lives in Hawai'i.Jeff Divine (San Clemente, CA) is himself a legendary surfing photographer. He is the photo editor at The Surfer's Journal.Jeff Divine is one of the world's most famed surfing photographers, bar none. He is the photo editor at The Surfer's Journal.Duke Boyd is himself a legend of surfing. He is a surfer, of course, but even better known as co-founder in 1962 of Hang Ten surfwear, the first surfwear clothing line. He lives in Hawaii.

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Boyd does an exemplary job of presenting a rudimentary cross-section of surfing s collective character study in one elegant hardcover. The Surfer s Journal Photo Editor Jeff Divine s rich imagery makes up the meat of "Legends Of Surfing," with archival morsels coming everywhere from John Severson and Doc Ball s respective collections to Ron Stoner and Warren Bolster s classics. The pull quotes and captions are a midterm in themselves, while TSJ Publisher Steve Pezman gives the work and the author additional street cred in his Foreword While surf magazines primarily care about who s coming, "Legends Of Surfing" is all about who s come and gone, and who s still going. It s compulsory for any surfing connoisseur s bookcase - "Eastern Surf Magazine""

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