The Encyclopedia of Surfing
A pop culture reference of surfing in America today contains 1,500 alphabetical entries and three hundred illustrations to review the activity's most significant contributors, events, equipment, culture, and history. 25,000 first printing.
- Hardback | 816 pages
- 203.2 x 256.5 x 40.6mm | 1,564.91g
- 06 Oct 2003
- Harcourt Brace International
- Orlando, United States
- illustrations, bibliographical references
"The most thorough, comprehensive guide to the sport of surfing ever." "Fiendishly addictive . . . Comprehensive and compelling." --Sports Illustrated "Both the old and new testament of board-riding culture, spanning from Captain Cook to Malia Jones." "The leviathan of surf literature .... Wild variety and perfect pacing ... offer greater insights into surfing''s vast reach." PRAISE FOR MAVERICK'S: THE STORY OF BIG-WAVE SURFING"The first surf book I've come across that presupposes little or no surf knowledge on the part of its readership, yet still dwells in a zone of absolute accuracy and voice."-Surfer's Journal "For those who want a thrill, but from a safe distance, there's Maverick's: The Story of Big-Wave Surfing."-Conde Nast Traveller "