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Title A Brief History of Surfing
Author Matt Warshaw
Publisher Chronicle Books
Release Date 2017-03-14
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781452152806
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

The History Of Surfing by Matt Warshaw

Title The History of Surfing
Author Matt Warshaw
Publisher Chronicle Books
Release Date 2010
Category History
Total Pages 495
ISBN 9780811856003
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Presents a history of surfing and and the culture it has spawned.

Waves Of Resistance by Isaiah Helekunihi Walker

Title Waves of Resistance
Author Isaiah Helekunihi Walker
Publisher University of Hawaii Press
Release Date 2011-03-02
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9780824860912
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Surfing has been a significant sport and cultural practice in Hawai‘i for more than 1,500 years. In the last century, facing increased marginalization on land, many Native Hawaiians have found refuge, autonomy, and identity in the waves. In Waves of Resistance Isaiah Walker argues that throughout the twentieth century Hawaiian surfers have successfully resisted colonial encroachment in the po‘ina nalu (surf zone). The struggle against foreign domination of the waves goes back to the early 1900s, shortly after the overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom, when proponents of this political seizure helped establish the Outrigger Canoe Club—a haoles (whites)-only surfing organization in Waikiki. A group of Hawaiian surfers, led by Duke Kahanamoku, united under Hui Nalu to compete openly against their Outrigger rivals and established their authority in the surf. Drawing from Hawaiian language newspapers and oral history interviews, Walker’s history of the struggle for the po‘ina nalu revises previous surf history accounts and unveils the relationship between surfing and colonialism in Hawai‘i. This work begins with a brief look at surfing in ancient Hawai‘i before moving on to chapters detailing Hui Nalu and other Waikiki surfers of the early twentieth century (including Prince Jonah Kuhio), the 1960s radical antidevelopment group Save Our Surf, professional Hawaiian surfers like Eddie Aikau, whose success helped inspire a newfound pride in Hawaiian cultural identity, and finally the North Shore’s Hui O He‘e Nalu, formed in 1976 in response to the burgeoning professional surfing industry that threatened to exclude local surfers from their own beaches. Walker also examines how Hawaiian surfers have been empowered by their defiance of haole ideas of how Hawaiian males should behave. For example, Hui Nalu surfers successfully combated annexationists, married white women, ran lucrative businesses, and dictated what non-Hawaiians could and could not do in their surf—even as the popular, tourist-driven media portrayed Hawaiian men as harmless and effeminate. Decades later, the media were labeling Hawaiian surfers as violent extremists who terrorized haole surfers on the North Shore. Yet Hawaiians contested, rewrote, or creatively negotiated with these stereotypes in the waves. The po‘ina nalu became a place where resistance proved historically meaningful and where colonial hierarchies and categories could be transposed. 25 illus.

Empire In Waves by Scott Laderman

Title Empire in Waves
Author Scott Laderman
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 2014-01-18
Category History
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780520958043
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Surfing today evokes many things: thundering waves, warm beaches, bikinis and lifeguards, and carefree pleasure. But is the story of surfing really as simple as popular culture suggests? In this first international political history of the sport, Scott Laderman shows that while wave riding is indeed capable of stimulating tremendous pleasure, its globalization went hand in hand with the blood and repression of the long twentieth century. Emerging as an imperial instrument in post-annexation Hawaii, spawning a form of tourism that conquered the littoral Third World, tracing the struggle against South African apartheid, and employed as a diplomatic weapon in America's Cold War arsenal, the saga of modern surfing is only partially captured by Gidget, the Beach Boys, and the film Blue Crush. From nineteenth-century American empire-building in the Pacific to the low-wage labor of the surf industry today, Laderman argues that surfing in fact closely mirrored American foreign relations. Yet despite its less-than-golden past, the sport continues to captivate people worldwide. Whether in El Salvador or Indonesia or points between, the modern history of this cherished pastime is hardly an uncomplicated story of beachside bliss. Sometimes messy, occasionally contentious, but never dull, surfing offers us a whole new way of viewing our globalized world.

Title The Encyclopedia of Surfing
Author Matt Warshaw
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2005
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 788
ISBN 0156032511
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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. Reprint.

Surfing by Benjamin Marcus

Title Surfing
Author Benjamin Marcus
Publisher Mvp Books
Release Date 2013-03-05
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780760344514
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From its Polynesian origins to the multi-billion-dollar industry of today, Surfing celebrates the sport and all its trappings through lively text and glorious imagery.

The World In The Curl by Peter J. Westwick

Title The World in the Curl
Author Peter J. Westwick
Publisher Crown Pub
Release Date 2013-07-23
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780307719485
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Draws on decades of experience and the popular team-taught courses at the University of California at Santa Barbara to trace the cultural, political, economic and environmental aspects of surfing while evaluating the diverse range of influences that have rendered the sport a billion-dollar worldwide industry.

Title Surf Is Where You Find It
Author Gerry Lopez
Publisher Patagonia
Release Date 2015-04-17
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781938340253
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Written by one of the most revered surfers of his generation, Gerry Lopez's Surf Is Where You Find It is a collection of stories about a lifetime of surfing. But more than that, it is a collection of stories about the lessons learned from surfing. It presents 38 stories about those who have been influential in the sport — surfing anytime, anywhere, and in any way. Lopez, an innovator in stand-up-paddle (one of the fastest growing water sports in the world), now shares his stories about pioneering that sport. Conveyed in Gerry's unique voice, augmented with photos from his personal collection, this book is a classic for surf enthusiasts everywhere.

Title A Pictorial History of Surfing
Author Frank Margan
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1970
Category Surfing
Total Pages 319
ISBN 0600369552
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard

Title Let My People Go Surfing
Author Yvon Chouinard
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2016-09-06
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781101992531
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this newly revised 10th anniversary edition, Yvon Chouinard—legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.—shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth. From his youth as the son of a French Canadian handyman to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport's equipment, Let My People Go Surfing is the story of a man who brought doing good and having grand adventures into the heart of his business life-a book that will deeply affect entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts alike. "This is the story of an attempt to do more than change a single corporation—it is an attempt to challenge the culture of consumption that is at the heart of the global ecological crisis."—From the Foreword by Naomi Klein, bestselling author of This Changes Everything

The American Surfer by Kristin Lawler

Title The American Surfer
Author Kristin Lawler
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2010-10-18
Category Social Science
Total Pages 210
ISBN 9781136879838
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The image of surfing is everywhere in American popular culture – films, novels, television shows, magazines, newspaper articles, music, and especially advertisements. In this book, Kristin Lawler examines the surfer, one of the most significant and enduring archetypes in American popular culture, from its roots in ancient Hawaii, to Waikiki beach at the dawn of the twentieth century, continuing through Depression-era California, cresting during the early sixties, persistently present over the next three decades, and now, more globally popular than ever. Throughout, Lawler sets the image of the surfer against the backdrop of the negative reactions to it by those groups responsible for enforcing the Puritan discipline – pro-work, anti-spontaneity – on which capital depends and thereby offers a fresh take on contemporary discussions of the relationship between commercial culture and counterculture, and between counterculture and capitalism.

Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton

Title Soul Surfer
Author Bethany Hamilton
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2012-12-25
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781471109508
Language English, Spanish, and French
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They say Bethany Hamilton has saltwater in her veins. How else could one explain the tremendous passion that drives her to surf? How else could one explain that nothing - not even the loss of her arm in a horrific shark attack - could come between her and the waves? That Halloween morning in Kauai, Hawaii Bethany responded to the shark's stealth with a calmness beyond belief. Pushing pain and panic aside, she immediately thought: 'Get to the beach...' Rushed to the hospital, where her father, Ted Hamilton, was about to undergo knee surgery, Bethany found herself taking his spot in the operating theatre. When the first thing Bethany wanted to know after surgery was 'When can I surf again?' it became clear that her unfaltering spirit and determination were part of a greater story - a tale of courage and faith that this modest and soft-spoken girl would come to share with the world.

The Surfing Tribe by Roger Mansfield

Title The Surfing Tribe
Author Roger Mansfield
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2009-05
Category Surfers
Total Pages 208
ISBN 0952364654
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Surfing Tribe tells the full story of the history of surfing in Britain. It explains how a quirky seasidepastime transformed itself over seven decades into a phenomenally popular sport and lifestyle. FromNewquay to Newcastle and from Jersey to Swansea, the origins of Britain¿s separate surfing tribesare revealed and all the top British surfers from the various eras are profiled. The book also charts theevolution of British surfboards, and looks back at the films and magazines that have portrayed Britishsurfing over the decades.

Art Of Surfing by Raul Guisado

Title Art of Surfing
Author Raul Guisado
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2011-11-08
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780762775729
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Surfing has evolved from a relatively obscure pastime to one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Today, there are millions of surfers across the globe. The Art of Surfing was the first book of its kind to avail participants, both beginner and advanced, with the same training and coaching principles of the more established and traditional sports. It has empowered both recreational and competitive surfers to prepare for and catch the best waves. This thoroughly revised and updated new edition—with 160 color photos—covers boards and equipment, the anatomy of waves, body position and stance, and techniques for everything from paddling to walking the nose. Special chapters on competition and training, biomechanics, and the psychology of surfing round out this first-of-its-kind textbook for the developing surfer. Inside you'll find information on: · The basics of boards and other gear, the anatomy of waves, and a review of basic maneuvers · Advanced techniques for everything, from paddling to turning to walking the nose · Basic and advanced exercises for improving flexibility, balance, and stability · Strength-training and power-building routines · Cardiovascular endurance workouts, as well as cross-training options · Tips on performance nutrition, and the latest advances in sports psychology A chapter on surf contests rounds out this coaching and training manual. Let The Art of Surfing help you develop a game plan to boost your physical, technical, and mental performance--and prepare to catch the next wave.

Hawaiian Surfing by John R. K. Clark

Title Hawaiian Surfing
Author John R. K. Clark
Publisher University of Hawaii Press
Release Date 2011
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 495
ISBN 0824834143
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Hawaiian Surfing: Traditions from the Past is a history of the traditional sport narrated primarily by native Hawaiians who wrote for the Hawaiian-language newspapers of the 1800s. An introductory section covers traditional surfing, including descriptions of the six Hawaiian surf-riding sports (surfing, bodysurfing, canoe surfing, body boarding, skimming, and river surfing). This is followed by an exhaustive Hawaiian-English dictionary of surfing terms and references from Hawaiian-language publications and a special section of Waikiki place names related to traditional surfing. The information in each of these sections is supported by passages in Hawaiian, followed by English translations. The work concludes with a glossary of English-Hawaiian surfing terms and an index of proper names, place names, and surf spots." --Back cover.

Cocaine Surfing by Chas Smith

Title Cocaine Surfing
Author Chas Smith
Publisher Rare Bird Books
Release Date 2019-12-11
Category Social Science
Total Pages 188
ISBN 1644280337
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the author of Welcome to Paradise, Now Go To Hell, a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award for Nonfiction One of Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament's Top 10 of 2018 It's no surprise that surfers like to party. The 1960-70s image, bolstered by Tom Wolfe and Big Wednesday, was one of mild outlaws--tanned boys refusing to grow up, spending their days drinking beer and smoking joints on the beach in between mindless hours in the water. But in the 1980s, as surf brands morphed into multibillion-dollar companies, the derelict portrait began to harm business. The external surf image became Kelly Slater and Laird Hamilton, beacons of health, vitality, bravery, and clean-living. Internally, though, surfing had moved on from booze and weed to its heart's true home, its soul's twin flame: cocaine. The rise of cocaine in American popular culture as the choice of rich, white elites was matched, then quadrupled, within surf culture. The parties got wilder, the nights stretched longer, the stories became more ridiculously unbelievable. And there has been no stopping, no dip in passion. It is a forbidden love, and few, if any, outside the surf world know about this particular rhapsody. Drug use is kept very well-hidden, even from insiders, but evidence of its psychosis rears its head from time to time in the form of overdoses, bar fights, surf contests, murders, and cover-ups. Cocaine + Surfing draws back the curtain on a hopped-up, sometimes-sexy, sometimes-deadly relationship and uses cocaine as the vehicle to expose and explain the utterly absurd surf industry to outsiders.

Undercurrents Of Power by Kevin Dawson

Title Undercurrents of Power
Author Kevin Dawson
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date 2021-05-07
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 360
ISBN 9780812224931
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Kevin Dawson considers how enslaved Africans carried aquatic skills—swimming, diving, boat making, even surfing—to the Americas. Undercurrents of Power not only chronicles the experiences of enslaved maritime workers, but also traverses the waters of the Atlantic repeatedly to trace and untangle cultural and social traditions.

Big Juice by John Long

Title Big Juice
Author John Long
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2011-11-08
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780762777457
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The best and newest big-wave surfing stories from the sport’s insiders More than a decade ago, John Long published his now classic The Big Drop, an unprecedented look at the larger-than-life frontier of big wave surfing. Since then, the sport has exploded in popularity. The big wave bar keeps rising as extreme surfers continue to seek out, surf, and survive a ride on the elusive 100-foot wave. The incredible stories of a new generation of thrill-seeking, death-defying surfers and stunning, full-color photography of monster waves fill the pages of this new collection by John Long and former surfing pro Sam George. A powerful, contemporary look at the men and women who live and breathe for the next big wave and the bigger, more dangerous challenge, The Big Juice presents a rich history of characters, controversies, heroism, humor, and tragedy that define the sport. With contributions from: - Ben Marcus, author of The Surfing Handbook and The Art of Stand Up Paddling - Chris Dixon, writer, Surfer magazine - Kimball Taylor, writer, ESPN - Bruce Jenkins, author of North Shore Chronicles; writer, Sports Illustrated - Drew Kampion, former editor of Surfer, Surfing, Wind Surf, and Wind Tracks magazines; author of The Book of Waves: Form and Beauty on the Ocean - James Hollmer-Cross, writer, Surfing magazine . . . and big-wave surfers: - Laird Hamilton - Dave Kalama - Evan Slater - Shane Dorian - Greg Noll- and more

Surf Culture by Bolton T. Colburn

Title Surf Culture
Author Bolton T. Colburn
Publisher Gingko PressInc
Release Date 2002
Category Art
Total Pages 240
ISBN UOM:39015051809526
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This text is a comprehensive, in-depth examination of the influence of surfing and surf culture on the modern cultural landscape, from film, music, fashion, photography, art, skateboarding and lifestyle. The book examines the history of modern surfboard design and culture from 1900 to the present day, and features over 100 surfboards. The myth of surfing as promoted through related activities and by-products such as skateboarding, photography, film, clothing and music are explored and assessed in terms of their socio-economic impact.

Surf Sweat And Tears by Andy Martin

Title Surf Sweat and Tears
Author Andy Martin
Publisher OR Books
Release Date 2021
Category True Crime
Total Pages 270
ISBN 9781682192337
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“I don’t normally read books about surfers, but this is like Truman Capote, with shorts.” —Lee Child “Andy Martin, to his immense credit, knows that surfers are misfits and accidental comics, as well as great athletes.” —Matt Warshaw “A sublime mixing of stoke and sorrow, hedonism and the macabre—skillfully and deftly penned by someone who had, and still has, intimate access to many of the key players." —Tom Anderson, author of Riding the Magic Carpet: A Surfer's Odyssey to Find the Perfect Wave This is the true story of Ted, Viscount Deerhurst, the son of the Earl of Coventry and an American ballerina who dedicated his life to becoming a professional surfer. Surfing was a means of escape, from England, from the fraught charges of nobility, from family, and, often, from his own demons. Ted was good on the board, but never made it to the very highest ranks of a sport that, like most, treats second-best as nowhere at all. He kept on surfing, ending up where all surfers go to live or die, the paradise of Hawaii. There, in search of the “perfect woman,” he fell in love with a dancer called Lola, who worked in a Honolulu nightclub. The problem with paradise, as he was soon to discover, is that gangsters always get there first. Lola already had a serious boyfriend, a man who went by the name of Pit Bull. Ted was given fair warning to stay away. But he had a besetting sin, for which he paid the heaviest price: He never knew when to give up. Surf, Sweat and Tears takes us into the world of global surfing, revealing a dark side beneath the dazzling sun and cream-crested waves. Here is surf noir at its most compelling, a dystopian tale of one man’s obsessions, wiped out in a grisly true crime.