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The History of Surfing

The History of Surfing

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Matt Warshaw knows more about surfing than any other person on the planet. After five years of research and writing, Warshaw has crafted an unprecedented history of the sport and the culture it has spawned. At nearly 500 pages, with 250,000 words and more than 250 rare photographs, The History of Surfing reveals and defines this sport with a voice that is authoritative, funny, and wholly original. The obsessive nature of this endeavor is matched only by the obsessive nature of surfers, who will pore through these pages with passion and opinion. A true category killer, here is the definitive history of surfing.

Author: Matt Warshaw
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Published: 09/01/2010
Pages: 495
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 5.20lbs
Size: 10.90h x 9.20w x 1.60d
ISBN: 9780811856003

About the Author
Matt Warshaw is the former editor of SURFER magazine. A lifelong surfer, he is the author of numerous books on surfing, including Maverick's: The Story of Big Wave Surfing. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.

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