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A Brief History of Surfing (Abridged / Hardcover)

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When Matt Warshaw, the former editor of Surfer magazine, published The History of Surfing seven years ago, it was a behemoth of information, enough to weigh down a coffee table or hold open a door. Now he has honed and curated his magnum opus into a perfect, accessible, fascinating collection of surf history and culture: portable and updated. Every surfer should own a copy.

— Melinda


Matt Warshaw knows more about surfing than any other person on the planet, as evidenced by The History of Surfing, Warshaw's definitive take on the sport. Now, he has honed that book into an abridged and excerpted edition for surfers everywhere. Each spread features a micro essay alongside an image capturing a slice of surf history, from Kelly Slater and the invention of the thruster to shark attacks and localism. Packaged in a small and chunky hardcover, A Brief History of Surfing deftly defines surf culture in an entertaining and irresistible volume with wide appeal.

About the Author

Matt Warshaw is the former editor of Surfer magazine and the author of several surf books. He lives in Seattle.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781452151946
ISBN-10: 1452151946
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: March 7th, 2017
Pages: 272
Language: English


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