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Everything you wanted to know about surfing except "how-to",
By A Customer
This review is from: Surfriders (Paperback)
Matt Warshaw is a writer for "Surfing Magazine", which incidentally published the book. As a result, this book takes full advantage of the magazine's long lineage, filters out the fluff, and leaves even a novice surfer like me feeling like I've been surfing all of my life. Matt's writing style is simple yet elegant, and he covers just about every aspect of surfing you can imagine, from surfboard manufacturing, to Duke Kohanomaku, to surf competition, to surf culture, to Mark Foo's tragic death in the mid-1990's. The only thing he doesn't cover is "how-to", but there are enough books about that already (one good one is Doug Wermer's "Start-Up Surfing"). I highly recommend this book to all ocean-lovers, surfers and non-surfers alike. Gorgeous photo's, excellent text. Almost as good as being there.