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A Brief History of Surfing

Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
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Matt Warshaw knows more about surfing than any other person on the planet, as evidenced by The History of Surfing, Warshaw's definitive take on the sport. Now he has honed that book into an abridged and excerpted edition for surfers everywhere. Each spread features a micro essay alongside an image capturing a slice of surf history, from Kelly Slater and the invention of the thruster to shark attacks and localism. A Brief History of Surfing deftly defines surf culture in an entertaining and irresistible volume with wide appeal.

©2017 Matt Warshaw (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • Robert
  • 11-09-18

An excellent listen

Warshaw is an incredible surf historian. This book is well researched and insightful for surfers and non surfers alike. If you are familiar with the sport some of the inaccurate pronunciations are a bit humorous. I can’t say enough about Warshaw and hope Audible puts out more of his work. Maybe a channel from Encyclopedia of Surfing or Above the Roar?