Surfing: 1778 - Today

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"Surfing: 1778 - Today" by Jim Heimann is a comprehensive visual history of surfing from its ancient roots to its modern-day popularity as a global sport and culture. This book features stunning photographs and illustrations that capture the essence of surfing, as well as in-depth text that explores the history, culture, and evolution of the sport.

Some of the most important points covered in this book are:

  • The ancient roots of surfing, including its origins in Polynesia and its early spread to Hawaii
  • The development of modern surfing in the early 20th century, including the influence of Hawaiian surfers and the growth of surf culture in California
  • The evolution of surfboard design, from traditional wooden boards to modern fiberglass and foam boards
  • The global popularity of surfing, including the emergence of surf destinations in Australia, Indonesia, and other parts of the world
  • The cultural impact of surfing, including its influence on music, fashion, and art

Details of "Surfing: 1778 - Today":

  • Author: Jim Heimann
  • Publisher: Taschen
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 592 pages
  • Language: English
  • Publication date: April 1, 2020