The Encyclopedia of Surfing

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9780156032513: The Encyclopedia of Surfing

Now in paperback and updated to include forty new entries, this "leviathan of surf literature" (Surfing magazine) is a remarkable collection of expert knowledge, spine-tingling stories, and little-known trivia. 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).
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. The Encyclopedia of Surfing is a book that no surfer-or armchair adventurer-will be able to resist.

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"Described by the Los Angeles Times as "Both the old and new testament of board-riding culture", and by Sports illustrated as "Fiendishly addictive... Comprehensive and compelling", this is a book no surfer - or armchair adventurer - will be able to resist."

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Matt Warshaw, a former professional surfer, is a past editor of Surfer magazine and has been writing about his lifelong passion for more than twenty years.

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