The Surfing Tribe (Paperback)

A History of Surfing in Britain

By Roger Mansfield

Orca Publications, 9780952364603, 240pp.

Publication Date: April 15, 2011

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The Surfing Tribe is the first definitive book about the history and heritage of surfing in Britain. Written by renowned surf historian Roger Mansfield, the book is the first to piece together the origins and history of the sport around the country. The book features all the characters who made the sport what it is today, from early pioneers like Rod Sumpter to international heroes on the world circuit like Russell Winter. The book also charts the evolution of British surfboards, and looks back at the films and magazines that have portrayed the British scene over the decades.

About the Author

Roger Mansfield is Britain's foremost 'surf historian'. He began surfing in Cornwall in 1963, amid the excitement of the '60s boom in surf culture emanating from California. He was British champion in 1970 and has travelled throughout Europe, the Caribbean and Australia. Roger has written numerous articles for surfing magazines such as CARVE and The Surfer's Path, and he was curator of Surf's Up! an exhibition of British surfing history which toured the country in 2004.