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    DescriptionThe narrative begins in Hawaii, tracing the renaissance of surfing after decades of missionary prohibition, and the rise of the Waikiki beach boys as tourism begins to transform the pineapple port of Honolulu. That Summer at Boomerang recreates pre-World War I Australia and tells a tale of our collective loss of innocence via the story of the charistmatic Duke Kahanamoku - Hawaii's best surfer and swimmer, who comes to our shores one summer and picks an average Aussie girl out of the audience to ride his long board with him. When he lifts Isabel onto his shoulders to ride the wave into shore before a packed beach, it's a symbol of the seismic change that is already rippling through the nation as the rules and regulations of the 19th century give way to the anything-goes beach culture we recognise today. The story centres on Sydney, Australia, but moves between Honolulu, Hawaiii, Stockholm and the Olympics in 1912, and even California (where the Duke eventually goes in search of a Hollywood film career, followed by Isabel). But many more characters from history people these pages - such as novelist Jack London, our first sport promoter Hugh 'Huge Deal' Mcintosh as well as other sporting greats - as one season, one summer, epitomises the end of an era and the birth of a new one.


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    Title
    That Summer at Boomerang
    Subtitle
    From the Waves at Waikiki to the Sand Dunes of Freshwater, the True Story of Duke Kahanamoku in Australia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Phil Jarratt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 420 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781742705255
    ISBN 10: 1742705251
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB, JFCA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Libri: ENGM5780, P0042115, P0042116, SURF5000, WIND7500
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14430
    BIC subject category V2: WSSG
    BISAC V2.8: SPO051000
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBF
    Libri: AUST1000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    DC23: 300
    Thema V1.0: JBCC1, NHTB, SPG
    Illustrations note
    Black and white text and photos throughout
    Publisher
    HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    Imprint name
    HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    Publication date
    03 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    South Yarra
    Author Information
    Phil Jarratt lives in Noosa, Australia and is the leading writer on surfing and surfing history in Australia. He has published many books on surfing and sport biographies including Salts and Suits, Hottest 100 Surfing legends, Kelly Slater (Chronicle Books), Surfing Australia: The Complete History of Surf Board Riding in Australia. He is a former editor of Tracks magazine, and was a senior executive at Quiksilver. He is extremely well connected in the industry. For this book he has travelled several times to Hawaii to research at the Bishop Museum.