Complete History of Surfing: From Water to Snow

3.71 avg rating
( 14 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781423602668: Complete History of Surfing: From Water to Snow

In this newly revised hardcover edition of The History of Surfing, world champion surfer Nat Young explores the history, stories, and inside expertise gathered in his years of deep involvement with the sport of surfing. The History of Surfing covers the full gamut, including surfing history, professionalism, surfboard evolution, professional surfers, the Hawaiian Islands, kneeboards, wave skills, kitesurfers, and the future of surfing. Also included are discussions with some of the sports greats-Duke Kahanamoku, Kelly Slater, and Lisa Anderson-as well as exclusive rare color photos covering surfing's exciting past and present, bringing to life one of the most exciting and stunningly beautiful sports in the world.

Nat Young is recognized as one of the great surfers in the history of the sport, having won the world championship in 1966. At that time his new power-oriented surfing style was based on surfing a shorter board than was traditionally used. He is credited with starting the style which was the basis for contemporary surfing. He was born in 1947, and grew up in Collaroy on the northern beaches of Sydney, Australia, where he lives with his family.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

Surfing is one of the most exciting and stunningly beautiful sports in the world. The modern surfer on his small plastic board is the product of a fascinating history of development. Nat Young, one of the world’s great surfers, has produced an illustrated history of the sport that is the most definitive and authoritative ever published. This book is the result of a lifetime involvement with surfing and a deep interest in its history. Nat has had discussions with the greats of the sport, from Duke Kahanamoku to contemporary stars like Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, and Layne Beachley. He tells for the first time the real story behind the remarkable development of surfing, from the ancient Hawaiians to California in the 1940s and right up until today. Spreading around the world like wildfire, surfing is now a mainstream sport, connecting skateboarding, windsurfing, and kitesurfing. Nat also examines the exciting evolution from surfing to snowboarding, tracing the original innovators up to present times. To all this, Nat brings his personal knowledge and stories, and the inside expertise gathered in his years of a deep and passionate involvement with the sport.

Nat Young is recognized as one of the great surfers in the history of the sport. He was born in 1947, grew up in Collaroy on Sydney Australia’s northern beaches, and won the World Championship in 1966 in California and the Smirnoff contest in Hawaii in 1972. He was several times Australian junior and open champion —he won his first open championship at Bondi at the age of 15. In the late 1960s, he and a handful of others ushered in the ‘new era’ in surfboard riding, a power-oriented style that forms the basis of contemporary surfing. In 1986 older surfers began to compete professionally on longboards. Nat’s unique style and good luck enabled him to become World Longboard Champion in 1988, ’89, and ’90. Today Nat is a dedicated surfer and family man with four children. He is the author of several books on surfing, including his autobiography Nat’s Nat and That’s That, and the how-to-surf book Surfing Fundamentals. He has produced two films, Fall-Line and The History of Australian Surfing.

Front and back cover photographs © Jeff Divine

Jacket design: Black Eye Design, blackeye.com

From the Back Cover:

“Illustrating the book are rare reproductions of early Hawaiian and Australian surfing that have never before been published, and the work of the world’s best surf photographers, gathered together in a volume for the first time; a feat remarkable even for a surfer of the authority of Nat Young.” – John Jones, Surfer

“Surfing is of course a great pastime, an escapist form of recreation, an artistic expression of the soul, a highly challenging sport for young and old, and... a culture. This book suits surfers, historians, and beachgoers alike.” – Bill Smith, Los Angeles Times

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Nat Young
Published by Gibbs Smith (2008)
ISBN 10: 1423602668 ISBN 13: 9781423602668
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Gibbs Smith, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1423602668

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Young, Nat
Published by Gibbs Smith (2008)
ISBN 10: 1423602668 ISBN 13: 9781423602668
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Gibbs Smith, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111423602668

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Nat Young,
Published by Gibbs Smith Publishers January 2008 (2008)
ISBN 10: 1423602668 ISBN 13: 9781423602668
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Hennessey + Ingalls
(Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Gibbs Smith Publishers January 2008, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. In this newly revised hardcover edition of The History of Surfing, world champion surfer Nat Young explores the history, stories, and inside expertise gathered in his years of deep involvement with the sport of surfing. The History of Surfing covers the full gamut, including surfing history, professionalism, surfboard evolution, professional surfers, the Hawaiian Islands, kneeboards, wave skills, kitesurfers, and the future of surfing. Also included are discussions with some of the sports greats-Duke Kahanamoku, Kelly Slater, and Lisa Anderson-as well as exclusive rare color photos covering surfing's exciting past and present, bringing to life one of the most exciting and stunningly beautiful sports in the world. Nat Young is recognized as one of the great surfers in the history of the sport, having won the world championship in 1966. At that time his new power-oriented surfing style was based on surfing a shorter board than was traditionally used. He is credited with starting the style which was the basis for contemporary surfing. He was born in 1947, and grew up in Collaroy on the northern beaches of Sydney, Australia, where he lives with his family. Bookseller Inventory # 123401

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Young, Nat/ McGregor, Craig/ Holmes, Rod
Published by Gibbs Smith (2008)
ISBN 10: 1423602668 ISBN 13: 9781423602668
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Gibbs Smith, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 239 pages. 12.60x9.20x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1423602668

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 51.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.91
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Young, Nat
Published by Gibbs Smith
ISBN 10: 1423602668 ISBN 13: 9781423602668
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Gibbs Smith. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1423602668 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0597418

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds