This extraordinary coffee table book is the most comprehensive visual history of surfing to date and marks both a significant cultural event and publication. The result of three and a half years of painstaking research, the book contains more than 900 images charting the evolution of surfing as a sport, lifestyle and philosophy.
The book is organized into five chronological chapters, tracing surf culture from the first recorded European contact in 1778 by Captain James Cook to today's global and multi-platform phenomenon. Using institutions, collections and photo archives from around the world and accompanying essays by the world's best surf journalists, the book celebrates the sport on and off the water, as a community of 20 million practitioners and countless other devotees, and as a leading influence on fashion, film, art and music.
An unparalleled tribute to the breadth, complexity and richness of surfing, this book is a must-have for any serious player in the surfing world and anyone aspiring to the surfing lifestyle. As one surfer has declared, "There has never been a book like this and there never will be another."
Title: Surfing. 1778-Today
Author: Jim Heimann
Size: 290 x 395 mm
Size: 592 pages
Weight: 7.12 kg