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    DescriptionSurfing enthusiast Ben Marcus takes you as close to the waves as you can get without hitting the beach.Surfing is more than just a sport; it is a cultural phenomenon. From its mystical beginnings in Polynesia, surfing has evolved into a worldwide passion, establishing its own roster of legends and seeping into our society--in movies, in fashion, in music, and in language. Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku, the "father of surfing," helped elevate the sport beyond its Pacific Islands origins more than a century ago, and his torch has been carried on by a long line of surf heroes: Woody Brown, Mickey Dora, Laird Hamilton, Kelly Slater, and many, many others.During the 1950s and 1960s, surf culture and fashion exploded into movies and music. "Gidget," the Beach Boys, and even Elvis Presley exposed surfing to the masses, and decades later, the sport and its proponents remain fixtures in pop culture and the media. Yet, through the years, surfing has maintained its reputation as a refuge for non-conformists; its often below-the-radar individualistic lifestyle defies a dry chronicle neatly tied up with a bow.In this comprehensive history of surfing, author Ben Marcus captures the glamour and excitement of this extreme sport. If you are still in awe of that first surfboard, still stoked by hanging ten, or still dreaming of that elusive wave, then this book is for you. "Surfing: An Illustrated History of the Coolest Sport of All Time" brings you up close and personal to the exciting world of surfing.


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    Title
    Surfing
    Subtitle
    An Illustrated History of the Coolest Sport of All Time
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ben Marcus, Foreword by Steve Pezman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 235 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 920 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780760344514
    ISBN 10: 0760344515
    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
    LC classification: GV
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: 797.32
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    Abridged Dewey: 797
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000
    Libri: ENGM5780
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    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
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 797.3209
    Thema V1.0: SPG
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, black & white halftones, colour illustrations, frontispiece
    Publisher
    Motorbooks International
    Imprint name
    MVP Books
    Publication date
    03 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Osceola
    Author Information
    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.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
    Back cover copy
    Surfing is more than just a sport; it is a cultural phenomenon, a worldwide passion that infuses our films, fashion, music, and language. Hawai'ian Duke Kahanamoku, the "father of surfing," helped elevate the sport beyond its Polynesian origins, and his torch has been carried on by a long line of surfing legends: Woody Brown, Mickey Dora, Laird Hamilton, Kelly Slater, and many, many others. During the 1950s and 1960s, surf culture exploded into movies and music. Gidget, the Beach Boys, and even Elvis Presley brought surfing to the masses. Decades later, the sport and its proponents remain fixtures in our society. In this fresh and colorful look at surfing's history and characters, author Ben Marcus captures the glamour and excitement of this extreme sport, complemented by hundreds of photos, artwork, and memorabilia. If you are still in awe of that first surfboard, still stoked by hanging ten, or still dreaming of that elusive wave, then this book is for you. About the AuthorBen Marcus is a stoked surfer who grew up in the waves of Santa Cruz and Malibu. He served 10 years as associate editor at "Surfer" magazine and is a freelance writer for "The Surfer's Journal." Ben is the author of "The Surfboard," "The Surfing Handbook," "The Skateboard," and several other surf books. He lives in Malibu, California.