Surfboards is a high-end, large format book exploring the past hundred years of efforts by surfers to find and build that perfect wave-riding vehicle for riding that perfect wave. Beginning with a brief history of the sport and its equipment, subsequent sections will deal with different categories and styles of surfboards with stories of their design and creation. State-of-the-art photography and illustration will show everything from close-up detail of the boards themselves to surfboards in action around the world and throughout the past. Written and photographed by internationally acclaimed photographer Guy Motil and produced by the award-winning staff of Longboard Magazine, a major voice in the sport of surfing, domestically and internationally, this book endeavors to share with readers (surfers and non-surfers alike) some of the myth and lore of those seemingly simple objects and the men and women who created them.
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