Surf Craft

Design and the Culture of Board Riding
Author: Richard Kenvin
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262027601
Category: Design
Page: 176
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Surfboards were once made of wood and shaped by hand, objects of both cultural and recreational significance. Today most surfboards are mass-produced with fiberglass and a stew of petrochemicals, moving (or floating) billboards for athletes and their brands, emphasizing the commercial rather than the cultural. Surf Craft maps this evolution, examining surfboard design and craft with 150 color images and an insightful text. From the ancient Hawaiian alaia, the traditional board of the common people, to the unadorned boards designed with mathematical precision (but built by hand) by Bob Simmons, to the store-bought longboards popularized by the 1959 surf-exploitation movie Gidget, board design reflects both aesthetics and history. The decline of traditional alaia board riding is not only an example of a lost art but also a metaphor for the disintegration of traditional culture after the Republic of Hawaii was overthrown and annexed in the 1890s. In his text, Richard Kenvin looks at the craft and design of surfboards from a historical and cultural perspective. He views board design as an exemplary model of mingei, or art of the people, and the craft philosophy of Soetsu Yanagi. Yanagi believed that a design's true beauty and purpose are revealed when it is put to its intended use. In its purest form, the craft of board building, along with the act of surfing itself, exemplifies mingei. Surf Craft pays particular attention to Bob Simmons's boards, which are striking examples of this kind of functional design, mirroring the work of postwar modern California designers. Surf Craft is published in conjunction with an exhibition at San Diego's Mingei International Museum.

Essential Surfing


Author: George Orbelian
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0961054808
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 423
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Essential Surfing is the standard reference on surfboard design and equipment. Detailed breakdowns and direct correlations between surfboard design features and surfing performance explain what, why and how surfboard design features influence the surfer’s ride. In depth surfboard design information was compiled over decades of research testing board designs in various wave types and sizes with experienced surfers, surfboard design professionals and material manufacturers. In addition to an overview of surfing equipment the book also provides the reader with an understanding of elements critical and unique to surfing that should be considered by surfing enthusiasts before entering the water. Essential Surfing empowers the surfer with experience based information that typically takes years of involvement in the sport to learn.

Surfing Places, Surfboard Makers

Craft, Creativity, and Cultural Heritage in Hawaiʻi, California, and Australia
Author: Andrew Warren,Chris Gibson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780824839437
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 269
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This book explores the world of surfboard making as a global industry. Based on researches, interviews in Hawaii, California, and Australia, this book constructs stories of challenges local, independent surfboard shapers encounter in the face of billion dollar, mass production surfing industry such as Billabong and Quicksilver.

The California Surf Project


Author: Eric Soderquist,Chris Burkard
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811862820
Category: Travel
Page: 176
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Quit your job, pack your boards, and surf your way down the California coast.... Sound like a daydream? The California Surf Project is the fully illustrated travel diary of two surfers who took this trip of a lifetime. Chris Burkard, a talented photographer, and Eric Soderquist, a professional surfer, cajoled their Volkswagen bus along Highway 1 from the Oregon border to the Tijuana Sloughs and discovered everything the Golden State's legendary coastline has to offer. Relive their incredible adventure of surfing perfect waves, sharing campfires with total strangers, and keeping the bus running with duct tape and prayers in more than 200 gorgeous photographs, soulful text, and a professionally produced thirty-minute DVD.

Plane Shaping


Author: Robin Morris
Publisher: Robin Morris
ISBN: 0620499230
Category: Self-Help
Page: 85
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80 pages of design, creativity, shaping and surfing excellence. With this book you will make an insane surfboard...!

The Encyclopedia of Surfing


Author: Matt Warshaw
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156032513
Category: Reference
Page: 788
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A pop culture reference of surfing in America today contains 1,500 alphabetical entries and three hundred illustrations to review the activity's most significant contributors, events, equipment, culture, and history. Reprint.

The Surfboard Book

How Design Drives Performance
Author: Sean McCagh
Publisher: McCagh O'Neill Pty td
ISBN: 0992267420
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 152
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How Design Drives Performance Have you ever wondered how changing design will effect the performance of a surfboard, wanted to really understand what your shaper, surf shop or mates are talking about when they discuss bottom curve or rocker, or more importantly why a particular surfboard goes really well or struggles to perform in some situations? The Surfboard Book includes advice stories and design details from some of the most experienced and credible subject experts in the history of the surfboard in Simon Anderson, Dick Brewer, Steve Lis and Bob McTavish: each are known not only as surfboard shapers and designers but as innovators with a combined design experience approaching 200 years. The Surfboard Book explains: elements of surfboard shape and their effects on performance construction types: from traditional to modern sandwich construction important material properties including environmental issues basic types or classes of surfboard and how they perform how to go about choosing or specifying your next surfboard

Surfboard Shaping and Glassing


Author: Steven Daniel Miller
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1847285341
Category: Surfboards
Page: 48
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"Surfboard Shaping and Glassing" is the fast and easy way to master the art of designing and building modern, high-performance surfboards. This definitive guide provides detailed and clear instructions along with scores of pictures, charts, and illustrations at every step of the building process. All that is needed to begin creating surfboards are a good attitude and some readily available tools and materials.Drawing on decades of design evolution based on the work of scores of master shapers, the book guides the shaper in choosing the correct shape and measurements needed to tailor the surfboard to a given wave type and surfer. The shaping process is then detailed. Time honored techniques usually handed down from master to apprentice are exposed in detail. It also details the steps needed to permanently seal a shaped surfboard using fiberglass and resin. After fins are added, the result is a complete, high-performance surfboard comparable in quality to even the most expensive brands.

Sustainable Surfing


Author: Gregory Borne,Jess Ponting
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131739657X
Category: Science
Page: 262
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Whilst being an ambiguous and contested concept, sustainability has become one of the twenty-first century’s most pervasive ideas, as humanity’s increasing impact on the environment, as well as increasing social and economic inequalities, have local and global consequences. Surfing is a globally recognised cultural phenomenon whose unique connection with nature and rapid expansion into a multibillion pound industry offers exciting synergies for exploring various dimensions of sustainability. This book is the first to bring together the world’s foremost experts on the themes of sustainability and surfing. Drawing upon cutting edge theory and research, this book offers multidisciplinary perspectives and methodological approaches on the social, environmental and economic components of sustainable surfing. Contributions provide unique discussions that bridge the gap between theory and practice, exploring topics such as sustainable surf tourism, surf-econometrics, surf activism, surfing governance, the surfing industry, and technological advancements. Each chapter produces in-depth insights to provide foundational insights of the relationship between sustainability and surfing. This book will appeal to multiple audiences in different disciplines and sectors. Practitioners will benefit from the insights presented in this volume, while both undergraduate and postgraduate students will find this volume an invaluable companion, including those working in geography, environmental studies, sport sciences, and leisure and tourism studies.

Surf Shack

Laid-Back Living by the Water
Author: Nina Freudenberger
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0451496051
Category: Design
Page: 272
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Peek inside the bungalows, trailers, and beach homes where surfers retreat after a day on the waves. Surf Shack highlights longtime enthusiasts and dedicated newcomers whose homes reflect not just a sport or a passion, but also a way of life. These quiet harbors embrace a casual ease, the break between the waves. Vibrant photographs of design details and bright beaches from Malibu to the Rockaways, from Kamagawa to Torquay capture the soulful milieu of a lifestyle we all aspire to.

Sites of Sport

Space, Place and Experience
Author: John Bale,Patricia Vertinsky
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135762945
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 280
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The study of built environments such as gymnasiums, football stadiums, swimmimg pools and skating rinks provides unique information about the historical enclosure of the gendered and sexualised body, the body's capabilities, needs and desires. It illuminates the tensions between the globalising tendencies of sport and the importance of local culture and a sense of place. This collection uses spatial concepts and examples to examine the nature and development of sporting practices. At a time when the importance of spacial theories and spacial metaphors to sport is being increasingly recognised, this pioneering work on the changing landscape of sporting life will appeal to students of the history, sociology and management of sport.

The South African Dictionary of Sport


Author: Joel Alswang
Publisher: New Africa Books
ISBN: 9780864865359
Category: Sports
Page: 322
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This title is a collection of information on probably every sport that has been played in South Africa. It brings us the rules, the method of play, the specifications and layout of playing area of a multitude of sport.

Salt & Silver

Travel, Surf, Cook
Author: Johannes Riffelmacher,Thomas Kosikowski
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449479669
Category: Cooking
Page: 320
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Salt & Silver traces the journey of Johannes Riffelmacher and Thomas Kosikowski as they travel through Central and South America—reporting on all the best surfing locations, chronicling the stories of local surfers and restaurant owners, and compiling recipes representative of each area. The narrative begins in Cuba with beautiful images of the city and the beaches, as well as stories related to the Cuban surfing community and a discussion of popular Cuban dishes. Next is a tour of Mexico—first with street tacos, a trip through Mexican markets, and day spent in the urban graffitiscene of Guadalajara; then with Tostadas de Pulpo (Octopus Crackers), Shrimp and Portobello Burgers, and glimpse into small town life in the remote surfing town of San Pancho. The Mexican leg of the journey draws to a conclusion with 7-meter-waves, BBQ, and Tajine in Rio Nexpa, as well as “a perfect righthander barreling of a point” in the scenic La Ticla. After Mexico comes a long list of sites and sounds as the two men make their way through Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, and finally Chile, exploring the beaches and waves, as well as the kitchens of each location. Interspersed throughout the pages of the trip are more than 90 regional recipes, over 250 stunning photographs, and a wide array of tips and stories ranging from social commentary on the Cuban surf scene to pointers on how to rent a “Hamaquera” in La Ticla for $3 a night.

Surfing Photographs from the Eighties Taken by Jeff Divine


Author: Jeff Divine
Publisher: Tom Adler Books
ISBN: 9781935202448
Category: Photography
Page: 144
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The 1980s were a tumultuous period in surf history, as the "everything's groovy" communalism of the previous decade was blown apart into splinter groups. Professionals, rebels, punks and world travelers all banged the drum for their personal vision of surfing. The result was loud and vivid and drenched in fluorescence and neon. Photographer Jeff Divine was on the case, documenting the changes from surfing's twin power poles: southern California and the north shore of Oahu. Divine's access to these scenes, earned from 15 years on the sand and in the water, infuse this volume with authenticity, as an insider look into the period's most definitive moments. Christian Fletcher's strident aerial sorties; the first high-dollar sponsored contests; the west coast cool of Tom Curren; the back alley attitude of Sunny Garcia: Divine brought it all home on Kodachrome 64.

A Golden Age

Surfing's Revolutionary 1960s and '70s
Author: John Witzig
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0847838285
Category: Photography
Page: 208
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Surfing's formative period from 1965 to 1978, as shown through the most complete book of the iconic images of photographer John Witzig. Chronicling the great creative years in the evolution of surfing, the late 1960s and early '70s, this engaging volume documents the revolutionary changes of the era—in board length, in surf style and technique—through the images of Australian photographer John Witzig. Witzig was not only photographing the scene, he was part of it, a group that included surfers Bob McTavish and George Greenough, and his images reflect both that access and that intimacy. In 1967, he created a firestorm of controversy with a Surfer cover story declaring that a core of young Australian surfers had redefined the sport, as evidenced by his friend Nat Young's blazing win in the 1966 World Surfing championships. Witzig went on to capture the defining moments—the surfers, the draft-dodging back-to-landers, the radical developments of board design, and, of course, the waves, from Australia to Honolua Bay—of surfing's most thrilling period. Soulful, poetic, iconoclastic, filled with rare images, this book is a unique look at surfing's cultural revolution.

Surf Odyssey

The Culture of Wave Riding
Author: Andrew Groves,Maximilian Funk,Robert Klanten
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899556537
Category: Surfers
Page: 320
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"Cold-water surfing, the most remote surf spots, spectacular photography, illustrations, and custom boards: Surf Odyssey documents the modern cult of surfing as its own subculture and way of life.There's much more to surfing than palm trees and beach boy clich�s. People surf not only in Hawaii, but also in Norway, South Korea, and India. Surf Odyssey is a book about the world of surfing today and those that live in it. This community is made up of the surfers themselves as well as surf photographers and board builders who are also spreading its distinctive spirit into other creative fields. Comparable to the new outdoor movement, today's surfing is about an attitude toward life, a lust for adventure, and a love of nature that one can only find far away from established spots. Surf Odyssey presents this scene's places, people, stories, and brands. Its stunning photography is sure to inspire many further surfing exploits."

Surf

100 Greatest Waves
Author: Casey Koteen,Surf Magazine The Editors of
Publisher: Weldon Owen
ISBN: 9781616285456
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
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In this book, Transworld SURF’s expert editors and photographers visit the 100 best surf spots on Earth to bring you insider information on beaches everywhere from Australia and California to emerging destinations in West Africa, Japan, Norway and beyond. Packed with amazing photos, pro tips, and travel details, this is the book you need--whether you’re planning a lifetime of trips, or the trip of a lifetime. Every surfer dreams of catching the perfect wave--of that magical day when the beach, the water, and the weather come together to make for an unforgettable ride. The editors of TransWorld SURF magazine have been there and surfed that, with some of the world’s top pros. This book collects amazing photos of the 100 top spots to surf around the world, along with hands-on tips on how to go there yourself. From the classics you know and love (Mexico, Fiji, Thailand) to those inside secret spots (Iceland, Lakshadweep, Wales) this is where you’ll find the best surf the planet has to offer. Whether you’re a globetrotting barrelhunter chasing the perfect wave, or a weekend wave-rider dreaming on the perfect vacation, let SURF: 100 Greatest Waves take you there. Highlights include: -Norway -Samoa -South Japan -Ireland -Madagascar -Senegal -Bali

Surf Girl Roxy


Author: Natalie Linden
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811863353
Category: Photography
Page: 216
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The Roxy brand beach apparel's surf team, "The Roxy Girls," are world champion surfers who epitomize the fun of being a beach girl. This compendium collects the best photographs of the Roxy girls' exploits over the past decade whether on land or in the water.

Australian Beach Cultures

The History of Sun, Sand and Surf
Author: Douglas Booth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136338470
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 284
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Australians are surrounded by beaches. But this enclosure is more than a geographical fact for the inhabitants of an island continent; the beach is an integral part of the cultural envelope. This work analyzes the history of the beach as an integral aspect of Australian culture.