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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.

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"Trust us, his book is the place to go for the goods." - OC Weekly

"There''s a reason that Warshaw is at the top of the surf writing field, and if you''re looking for a gift for the literate surfer in your life, this is definitely the one." -SBC Surf Magazine

"Meticulously researched, smartly written, beautifully laid out...required reading." - Outside Magazine

"Written by one of the world''s leading surf historians, this ...is the definitive book on surf history and culture." - Drift Magazine

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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Annie Pope
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A heady look at the sport, the people, the history, and the sensation if not the rapture . . .
Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2015
Warshaw covers it all. It''s a fascinating book, complete with sections on surfing lore, surfing legends and heroes, ''surfing philosophy'' and how it influenced the sport (as well as the zeitgeist of the era, an on), types of boards, how one mode of thinking led to the next.... See more
Warshaw covers it all. It''s a fascinating book, complete with sections on surfing lore, surfing legends and heroes, ''surfing philosophy'' and how it influenced the sport (as well as the zeitgeist of the era, an on), types of boards, how one mode of thinking led to the next. Well done and worth the price. You can get gorgeous surfing photos -- past and present -- in a gazillion other books. This has a few, but it really is an intellectual look at a West Coast phenom. Yes, intellectual (well, as much so as possible, anyway). What I mean is that surfers are said to be shallow, narcissistic (or ego-oriented) hedonists. He says little to disavow folks of that notion, but he explains how it is that the public feels this way about those who practice the sport. Granted, today many -- if not most -- surfers probably just enjoy the athleticism, the being "in one with the waves" feeling, being out on gorgeous days, the thrill of the speed, and the exhilaration of being out there in the gorgeous water with the fish and other wildlife. But there is a mystique to it all, too, and while not exactly nailing the sensation or the "rapture" of it, Warshaw comes about as close as possible.
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Christian
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Really interesting!
Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2021
This book is great - a lot better than I thought it would be. I''ve had it in my list for a while because I''m interested in surfing and I like history. But I honestly thought it''d be pretty boring and I''d skim it here and there and then it would look cool on my bookshelf.... See more
This book is great - a lot better than I thought it would be. I''ve had it in my list for a while because I''m interested in surfing and I like history. But I honestly thought it''d be pretty boring and I''d skim it here and there and then it would look cool on my bookshelf. I''m about halfway through it, though, and it''s a great read. Even for non-surfers the history of surfing has a huge intersection with the history of pop-culture.
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Robert Roland
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Totally a Great Book
Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2014
One amazing book... there are however some facts that are incorrect but all these books have them. It is one of the best surfing books today. Would love for this author to do a book on surfers that do not get their kudos that one day no one will even remember and its a... See more
One amazing book... there are however some facts that are incorrect but all these books have them. It is one of the best surfing books today. Would love for this author to do a book on surfers that do not get their kudos that one day no one will even remember and its a real shame. Went to Wikapedia and the list is sad, Added some of the old guys that were amazing a lot more amazing tham a few that are mentioned over and over as they hung with the right crowd but were just not all that.... thanks love it read it all the time and will forever... a must have.
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Rock
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Excellent Book!
Reviewed in the United States on June 12, 2015
Excellent Book on the history of surfing. This is such a quality piece of work and as a surfer that started surfing in the 60''s and still surfs today I''m loving this book, great journalism and photography. This is PURE Stoke!
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If you Surf you should read this...
Reviewed in the United States on July 9, 2018
As a 45 year surfer, this was fascinating. Some opinions expressed about surf personalities I know, I would occasionally question, but in general learned a lot about the sport I still enjoy more than any other. Thanks Matt.
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Rob Williams
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probably the best, all round all year surf break in the ...
Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2015
I read this book whilst watching the surf roll off Snapper Rocks Queensland, probably the best, all round all year surf break in the world. Matt covers the history of surfing in a concise manner and leaves us plenty of room for thought on all the little tit bits which... See more
I read this book whilst watching the surf roll off Snapper Rocks Queensland, probably the best, all round all year surf break in the world.
Matt covers the history of surfing in a concise manner and leaves us plenty of room for thought on all the little tit bits which make up the
full background. As both the art and sport of surfing is so quickly changing and is now being passed to the youngsters, this book is an essential item for the collection of every surfer. As always the big question is, Where is surfing headed next?? How and what will we be surfing in 10 years time ?
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Jeremy Robinson
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A terrific education
Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2017
A great education in the sport of surfing, this is a lengthy but very interesting book. Mr. Warshaw has done some serious research into the history and put it together in a very easy to read manner. I recommend it to anyone wanting to understand the complete sport of... See more
A great education in the sport of surfing, this is a lengthy but very interesting book. Mr. Warshaw has done some serious research into the history and put it together in a very easy to read manner. I recommend it to anyone wanting to understand the complete sport of surfing.
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GA Russell
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Outstanding
Reviewed in the United States on July 9, 2016
Very well researched history of surfing through the years. Recommended for everyone who loves the ocean.

I note that there is very little of substance written of the period from 1990 to the present. Apparently there was little development to discuss.
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Pauline
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Four Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 18, 2018
Fun book which I bought as a gift, interesting and informative
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Mer
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It is beautifully written and has soooo much information
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 9, 2017
I''m still reading it.... It is beautifully written and has soooo much information!!
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Christa Lay
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A must have for any surfer
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 13, 2013
Gave this book to my husband and he adores it. He found it very interesting and has by his bedside, reading it over and over and over.....
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vicky
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Great coffee table book with stunning photos
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 12, 2015
Gorgeous book, bought for my boyfriend who loves to surf. Great coffee table book with stunning photos.
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P. Alves
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The history of surfing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 27, 2013
Very interesting, well written and full of beautiful imagery. A great tabletop book! Recommended for surfers but also for the curious.
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