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The Encyclopedia of Surfing

Matt Warshaw, William Finnegan (Foreword by)


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Paperback (11/7/2005)


Everybody's going surfing. Each year, the surf industry brings in $4.5 billion, and more than two-and-a-half million Americans, from California to Delaware, have caught the wave. Surfers have popped up on postage stamps, in television commercials, and in Hollywood movies, and the sport has developed the remarkable depth, color, and history that can only be cataloged in encyclopedic form.
With 1,500 alphabetical entries and 300 illustrations, The Encyclopedia of Surfing is the most comprehensive review of the people, places, events, equipment, vernacular, and lively history of this fascinating sport by "one of surfing's most knowledgeable historians" (San Francisco Chronicle). A remarkable collection of expert knowledge, spine-tingling stories, and little-known trivia, this is a book that no surfer-or armchair adventurer-will be able to resist.

Praise For The Encyclopedia of 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."-Condé Nast Traveller

"The most thorough, comprehensive guide to the sport of surfing ever."

"Both the old and new testament of board-riding culture, spanning from Captain Cook to Malia Jones."

"Fiendishly addictive . . . Comprehensive and compelling." --Sports Illustrated

"The leviathan of surf literature .... Wild variety and perfect pacing ... offer greater insights into surfing''s vast reach."

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780151005796, 800pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2003