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The surfboard : art, style, stoke

Author: Ben Marcus
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : MVP Books ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], 2010, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Softcover edView all editions and formats
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Even in the beginning, the surfboard was a religious icon. The ancient Hawaiian rode their koa boards in homage to the sea's gods. And today, surfing is a philosophy and a way of life rolled into one. Here at last is the first ever history of the surfboard! From the ancient Hawaiians' monstrous koa planks to the latest and greatest plastic fantastic masterpieces, the surfboard's tale is told in gloriuos photography  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Marcus
ISBN: 9780760338865 0760338868
OCLC Number: 506250251
Notes: "Surfboards from the Fernando Aguerre Collection."
Originally published: 2007.
Includes index.
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Foreword / Gary Linden --
Icons: Surfboards in Hawaiian culture --
1600 B.C. to 1920 A.D. --
The thoroughly modern olo: Kookboxes, redwood swastikas, and balsa flyers --
The roaring twenties and the soearing thirties --
Sliding ass: The skeg and the hot curl --
1934 through World War II --
Plastic fantastic: Wonderous shapes and wonder materials --
Post-World War II experiments --
Foam: Sandwich boards, spoons, and the foam future --
From the fall of Hitler to the rise of gidget --
Toes on the nose, Feet on the tail: Supplying the surfing sensation --
1960-1967 --
You say you want a revolution: From Sam to the Thruster --
1966-1981 --
Brave new world: The more things change, the more they stay the same --
1981 and still going strong.
Responsibility: by Ben Marcus ; surfboard photography by Julia Morais, surfing photography by Jeff Divine ; foreword by Gary Linden.

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Even in the beginning, the surfboard was a religious icon. The ancient Hawaiian rode their koa boards in homage to the sea's gods. And today, surfing is a philosophy and a way of life rolled into one. Here at last is the first ever history of the surfboard! From the ancient Hawaiians' monstrous koa planks to the latest and greatest plastic fantastic masterpieces, the surfboard's tale is told in gloriuos photography and stoked text. Author Ben Marcus writers for Surfer, The Surfer's journal, and other magazines. Photographer Jeff Divine is one of the world's foremost surfing shooters and photo editor at The Surfer's Journal. And Juliana Morais photographed Fernando Aguerre's amazing collection of rare, historic, unusual, and famous surfboards to create The Surfboard: Art, Style, Stoke. -- from back cover.

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