The Surfboard

Author(s): Ben Marcus


Surfing is a booming sport worldwide, with 15 million spent on it in the UK alone last year! This book follows the evolution of the piece of equipment no surfer can be without - the Board! From the days of it's discovery in Hawaii as a hardwood plank and olo board to todays Plastic Fantastic technological marvels, each stage of the board's evolution is shown chronoligically in glourious colour photography, showing how surfing progressed from a little-known hobby to the multi-million dollar extreme sport it is today, and the development of the Surfboard as the perfect convergence of form and function. Accompanied with unique historical prints and illustrations (1950's redwood boards, for example) plus the latest surf photography this book will appeal to everyone - surfers, artists, designers, sports fans - and anyone interested in today's cultural landscape.


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Surfer's Journal," September 2007
"The Surfboard serves as a general catalog and survey of surf craft form the 20th century onwards."
Transworld Surf," September 2007
"It's a cool look back at the most important piece of equipment in our sport."
Beach, "November 2007
"The Surfboard "deserves a place in every surfer's library."

General Fields

  • : 9780760327531
  • : MBI Publishing Company LLC
  • : Motorbooks International
  • : April 2007
  • : 285mm X 170mm X 26mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ben Marcus
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 256
  • : 200 colour, 50 b&w