The Surfing Yearbook

The Surfing Yearbook

Author: Bruce Boal

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423605584

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 241

View: 236

THE SURFING YEAR BOOK OFFERS the complete package of news, features, results, opinions, and photography, providing an insider's view of everything that matters in each of the world's surfing regions-Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia and Japan, South and Central America, United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. An extended Surfing Year Book awareness campaign is underway at Surfersvillage.com, the world's biggest surfing news Web site, with more than twenty-two million visitor sessions a year. Surfersvillage will also utilize its large family of publishing partners around the world to advertise the book's arrival in all surfing markets. With each regional section offering text in English and language of origin, the book will have broad appeal in all world surfing markets. Photo essays from the best surf photographers around the world; profiles of all the leading surfers of 2008. Ocean environmental issues, weather, and swell reports. The only global directory of surfing products and services. International sponsors include: O'Neill, Quiksilver, Vans Europe, Oakley Europe, Solitude, Billabong, Hurley, Rip Curl, and Body Glove. Online marketing and promotions. Print and web advertising campaign. Co-op available. For years, Surfersvillage has led the world in providing the most comprehensive online information about the sport, culture, and industry of surfing, from the biggest swell events and contests to the tiniest club meets on the back beaches of the most remote coasts.

Surfing

Surfing

Author: Douglas Booth

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313380426

Category: Social Science

Page: 155

View: 908

This guide showcases the world of extreme surfing, describing the unique culture associated with this daredevil's sport, providing insights into what makes the top riders tick, explaining the science of big waves, and more. * Includes a bibliography of primary and secondary sources and current websites * Provides a comprehensive glossary of surfing "vocabulary" * Contains an index of names, places, and terms relevant to the sport of surfing

Surfing in the Movies

Surfing in the Movies

Author: John Engle

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786495214

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 261

View: 855

Surfing has fascinated filmmakers since Thomas Edison shot footage of Waikiki beachboys in 1906. Before the 1950s surf craze, surfing showed up in travelogues or as exotic background for studio features. The arrival of Gidget (1959) on the big screen swept the sport into popular culture, but surfer-filmmakers were already featuring the day's best surfers in self-narrated two-reelers. Hollywood and independent filmmakers have produced about three dozen surf films in the last half-century, including the frothy Beach Party movies, Point Break (1991) and Chasing Mavericks (2012). From Bud Browne's earliest efforts to The Endless Summer (1966), Riding Giants (2004) and today's brilliant videos, over 1,000 surfing movies have celebrated the stoke. This first full-length study of surf movies gives critical attention to hundreds of the most important films.

The History of Surfing

The History of Surfing

Author: Matt Warshaw

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452100944

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 495

View: 755

This in-depth, photo-packed look at the history and culture of surfers is “meticulously researched, smartly written . . . required reading” (Outside Magazine). Matt Warshaw knows more about surfing than any other person on the planet. After five years of research and writing, Warshaw, a former professional surfer and editor of Surfing magazine, has crafted an unprecedented, definitive history of the sport and the culture it has spawned. With more than 250 rare photographs, The History of Surfing reveals and defines this sport with a voice that is authoritative, funny, and wholly original. The obsessive nature of Warshaw’s endeavor is matched only by the obsessive nature of surfers, who are brought to life in this book in many tales of daring, innovation, athletic achievement, and the offbeat personalities who have made surfing history happen. “The world’s most comprehensive chronicler of the surfing scene.” —Andy Martin, The Independent

Paraffin Chronicles

Paraffin Chronicles

Author: Herb Torrens

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412009201

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 756

Did you ever wonder what it was like to be a surfer in the 1960s? Would you like to experience a magical ride through a decade when surfing grew from an idyllic past-time to a world-wide phenomenon? Experience what it was like to ride the waves of California and Hawaii at a time when surfing reinvented itself on an almost daily basis. Take a journey through time with Paraffin Chronicles and find out how movies, magazines, competition and innovation changed forever the ancient rite of surfing. Paraffin Chronicles is a first-hand account of one the most exciting and dynamic decades in surfing history. Told by noted surfer "Herbie" Torrens, the story chronicles the dramatic changes in surfing and surfing culture between 1960 and 1970. Growing up in Newport Beach, California, Torrens shares his experience of battling through the ranks of surfdom, from scrawny wanna-be gremmie to the cover of Surfer Magazine. Along the way we meet many of the legends of the day, and experience the dawning of an age. From the introduction of wetsuits to the pure expression of short-board surfing, Paraffin Chronicles gives us a water-level glimpse of a surfer's journey through life. You can contact the author at [email protected]

Empire in Waves

Empire in Waves

Author: Scott Laderman

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520279117

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 790

Surfing today evokes many things: thundering waves, warm beaches, bikinis and lifeguards, and carefree pleasure. But is the story of surfing really as simple as popular culture suggests? In this first international political history of the sport, Scott Laderman shows that while wave riding is indeed capable of stimulating tremendous pleasure, its globalization went hand in hand with the blood and repression of the long twentieth century. Emerging as an imperial instrument in post-annexation Hawaii, spawning a form of tourism that conquered the littoral Third World, tracing the struggle against South African apartheid, and employed as a diplomatic weapon in America's Cold War arsenal, the saga of modern surfing is only partially captured by Gidget, the Beach Boys, and the film Blue Crush. From nineteenth-century American empire-building in the Pacific to the low-wage labor of the surf industry today, Laderman argues that surfing in fact closely mirrored American foreign relations. Yet despite its less-than-golden past, the sport continues to captivate people worldwide. Whether in El Salvador or Indonesia or points between, the modern history of this cherished pastime is hardly an uncomplicated story of beachside bliss. Sometimes messy, occasionally contentious, but never dull, surfing offers us a whole new way of viewing our globalized world.

Pop Surf Culture

Pop Surf Culture

Author: Brian Chidester

Publisher: Santa Monica PressLlc

ISBN: PSU:000065220849

Category: Art

Page: 271

View: 379

From the Publisher: From original beachcomber personalities like the Waikiki Beachboys to the rise of Venice Beach as a creative center for music, art, and film, this insightful chronicle traces the roots of the surf boom and explores its connection to the Beat Generation and 1960s pop culture. Through accounts of key figures both obscure and popular, such as Mike Dormer, Rick Griffin, the Trashwomen, and the Beach Boys, the book illustrates why surf culture is a vital art movement of the 20th century. The entire spectrum of pop culture is covered, including discussions of the advent of surf magazines and the immense popularity of the "beach" movies starring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon.

The Encyclopedia of Surfing

The Encyclopedia of Surfing

Author: Matt Warshaw

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0156032511

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 820

View: 798

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.

Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies

Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies

Author: Thomas Lisanti

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476601427

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 456

View: 663

Surfers loathed them, teenagers flocked to them, critics dismissed them, producers banked on them—surf and beach movies. For a short time in the 1960s they were extremely popular with younger audiences—mainly because of the shirtless surfer boys and bikini-clad beach girls, the musical performers, and the wild surfing footage. This lavishly illustrated filmography details 32 sizzling fun-in-the-sun teenage epics from Gidget to the Beach Party movies with Frankie and Annette to The Sweet Ride plus a few offshoots in the snow!) Entries include credits, plot synopses, memorable lines, reviews and awards, and commentary from such as Aron Kincaid of The Girls on the Beach, Susan Hart of The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, Peter Brown of Ride the Wild Surf, Chris Noel of Beach Ball, and Ed Garner of Beach Blanket Bingo. Biographies of actors and leading actresses who made their marks in the genre are included.

Canoe and Kayak Handbook

Canoe and Kayak Handbook

Author: British Canoe Union

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 0953195651

Category: Canoes and canoeing

Page: 362

View: 533

This handbook is an invaluable source of information for both novice and expert. For the beginner, it provides an overview of all aspects of the different paddle sports, whilst the expert can use it as an update to the current theory and practice.

Surfing in New Smyrna Beach

Surfing in New Smyrna Beach

Author: Kate Cumiskey

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439637838

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 369

New Smyrna Beach is a lovely slip of island off Central Florida’s east coast, an inlet below the bustle of Daytona and worlds away. Legend tells us Ponce de Leon landed here before sailing to St. Augustine to found North America’s oldest city. Bordered on the west by the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon, the south by Cape Canaveral, the north by the notorious inlet of Crane’s The Open Boat, and the east by the Atlantic, New Smyrna is paradise found. The town has fostered more world-class surfers than any other on earth. Here surfing is not a sport, hobby, or pastime. Surfing is a way of life with its own rules, language, culture, and customs. Open these pages to meet the pioneers and the professionals, the grommets, and maybe a kook or two.