Book Release: Legends of Surfing
Legends of Surfing
A record book, reference, and gift book all in one, covering surfers, board shapers, filmmakers, surf culture and more!
Surfing is more popular than ever, and surf legends are today public stars and household names-from ironman Laird Hamilton and seven-time world champ Kelly Slater, to musician Jack Johnson. Surfing, Jack London remarked, is "a royal sport for the natural kings of earth." To stand on top of a wave is to have a throne on top of the world.
In a new book by a man that has shaped the surfing industry as it is today, more than 180 surfers have been profiled. All have had a significant impact on the surfing world, from Duke Kahanamoku to Kelly Slater. Pioneering surfriders, pipeline masters, board builders, tow-in surfing giants and women waveriders, surfing's media and counterculture are all included.
Part picture book, part biography and reference guide, Legends of Surfing is packed with over 200 photographs by Jeff Divine. Other images come from the scrapbooks of legendary surfers themselves as well as archives of other master shooters. In exclusive interviews, Stellar surfers such as Andy and Bruce Irons, Duke Kahanamoku, Lisa Andersen, and Kelly Slater give us a rare first hand look at what it's like to live to surf.
Author Duke Boyd is himself a legend of surfing-he's co-founder of Hang Ten surf wear and his current Duke Boyd surf line. He's also one of the few people anywhere who knew many of the surf pioneers as well as champions of today. There's never been a surfing book like this; with interviews and rare photos that only surfing insider Duke Boyd could collect.
The Foreword is written by Steve Pezman, publisher of The Surfers Journal. He writes:
'Duke has always urged those around him to be all they can be, myself included. The ultimate romantic when it comes to amplifying the inner qualities of riding waves that become compelling to all surfers, Duke has always been taken by the rich human pageantry of the surfing individuals that makes up the core sport. You had to be a surfer to know the feeling, and Duke was a surfer.'
Legends of Surfing is available to order direct from Grantham Book Services on Tel: 01476 541080
Source: Eventageous PR
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