The Surfboard  Art, Style, Stoke

The Surfboard by Ben Marcus

Art, Style, Stoke

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Format: Hardback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780760327531
Publisher: MVP Books
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The history of the surfboard is one of innovation---innovation that has in turn shaped the sport of surfing. The Art of the Surfboard follows this history, from the first "wave-riding" redwood planks crafted by ancient Hawaiians to the vacuum-sealed, lightweight, "plastic fantastic" technological marvels of today.

Beautifully illustrated with historical prints and engravings, as well as the latest surf photography and detailed closeups, this book documents the surfboards evolution as a perfect convergence of form and function.
Ben Marcus is a surfer and skateboarder for life. He was Surfer magazine associate editor and still writes for Surfer, The Surfer's Journal, and others. He's the author of our The Surfboard, Surfing USA!, Surfing & the Meaning of Life, and The Surfer's Handbook. He lives in Malibu, of course. www.benmarcusrules.com

Ben Marcus is a stoked gremmie who grew up surfing Santa Cruz and Malibu. After high school, he traveled the world in search of the perfect wave. He served 10 years as associate editor at The Surfer magazine. He now writes for The Surfer's Journal and other surf publications. Ben is the author of Voyageur's Surfing USA! and a forthcoming surf guidebook series for Chronicle. He lives in Malibu. www.benmarcusrules.comJeff Divine is one of the world's most famed surfing photographers, bar none. He is the photo editor at The Surfer's Journal.Dividing her time between her native Brazil and the United States, Juliana Morais is a photographer, filmmaker, and writer who contributes to ESPN Brazil and several surf and sports magazines worldwide. She is also a surfer.

Jeff Divine is one of the world's most famed surfing photographers, bar none. He is the photo editor at The Surfer's Journal.

Ben Marcus is a stoked gremmie who grew up surfing Santa Cruz and Malibu. After high school, he traveled the world in search of the perfect wave. He served 10 years as associate editor at The Surfer magazine. He now writes for The Surfer's Journal and other surf publications. Ben is the author of Voyageur's Surfing USA! and a forthcoming surf guidebook series for Chronicle. He lives in Malibu. www.benmarcusrules.comJeff Divine is one of the world's most famed surfing photographers, bar none. He is the photo editor at The Surfer's Journal.Dividing her time between her native Brazil and the United States, Juliana Morais is a photographer, filmmaker, and writer who contributes to ESPN Brazil and several surf and sports magazines worldwide. She is also a surfer.

Format: Hardback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780760327531
Illustrations: 200 Color & 50 B&W Photos
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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.”

Spirit of Aloha, October 2007

“In a beautiful labor of life, love and energy, he [Marcus] has compiled the first actual history of this ocean icon (ancient Hawaiians surfed in homage to the sea’s gods), from old time wave-riding redwood planks to the light-weight, vacuum-sealed technological marvels of the present. The Surfboard features stunning studio photographs, historical prints and engravings, and close-ups of surfboards … Fascinating and essential, even if you don’t go near the water.”    

Pitpilot (UK), October 2007

“Marcus has done a sterling job of putting this book together and accurately describing it as the first ever history of the surfboard … This book superbly and colorfully documents that evolution of the surfboard.”