SURFING IN HAWAII: A Personal Memoir with notes on California, Australia, Peru, and Other Surfing Countries.

Muirhead, Desmond (1923-2005)

Published by Flagstaff, Arizona. Northland Press, (1962.) dj, 1962
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. This book interweaves a history of surfing on Hawaii with an account of his learning how to surf himself. While not a 'how-to" book, it includes a lot of helpful information on philosophy, technique, wipe-outs, choosing a board, and dealing with "The Big Surf." It also includes notes on Australia, California, Peru, and other surfing countries. Thirty-seven full-page black and white photographs, most by Dr. Don James , but a few by Muirhead himself. Small oblong format, measuring approximately 6 1/4 inches tall by 9 inches wide. 2 Appendices on California and Australian surfing beaches. Shortly after publishing this book, Muirhead went on to become one of the most influential and innovative golf course designers in the world; he is responsible for coining the term "golf course community" where the golf course shapes the development around it, and he emphasized the beauty and vistas which unfold on the golf course both for those using it, but also from the roads winding past it. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To my dear friends. . " and dated in Phoenix, 1963. 137 pp Very near fine in a very good+ dustjacket (a bit of foxing to the flaps and rear cover of the dj, no tears, book is tight and clean.) . Bookseller Inventory # 44825

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Title: SURFING IN HAWAII: A Personal Memoir with ...

Publisher: Flagstaff, Arizona. Northland Press, (1962.) dj

Publication Date: 1962

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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