Inspirational books about surfing, legendary surfers, surf culture, and surf art and surf photography books. Great gift ideas for surfers!
Club Of The Waves
Surf, Skate & Rock Art of Jim Phillips
Thousands of artistic graphic illustrations, from motorcycles to health food and including rock posters, surf, and skateboard art, jump off these pages. Bold and dynamic "bad boy" and "hippie" themes in bright and startling colors command your attention with incredible detail. Jim Phillips delights in original imagery to convey his unique reflections of the popular world.
Dale Velzy is Hawk
The amazing adventures of a larger-than-life California surfer, cowboy, biker, hot-rodder and board design pioneer, and his role in the birth of the $10 billion global boardsports business. Dale Velzy's story is set in a time and place where a combination of climate, geography, local aerospace industry materials and Hollywood's media machine made California and surfing virtually synonymous, giving rise to a new business model and a youth culture phenomenon that swept the world.
LeRoy Grannis. Surf Photography of the 1960s and 1970s
Developed by Hawaiian Islanders over five centuries ago, surfing began to peak on the mainland in the 1950s―becoming not just a sport, but a way of life, admired and exported across the globe. One of the key image-makers from that period is LeRoy Grannis, a surfer since 1931, who began photographing the longboard era of the early 1960s in both California and Hawaii.
Joni Sternbach: Surf Site Tin Type
Surf Site Tin Type is an homage to a sport, a way of life, and a tribute to the people who practice it. Over the past decade Brooklyn-based photographer Joni Sternbach has traveled around the world, creating tintype portraits of contemporary surfers using the nineteenth-century wet-plate collodion process.
Bustin' Down the Door: The Surf Revolution of '75
With essays by the surfing legends themselves, along with previously unpublished photographs by award-winning photographers such as Dan Merkel, Bustin’ Down the Door re-creates the genesis of modern surfing from the perspective of the visionaries who turned their unlikely dreams into reality and revolutionized the sport of surfing.
Surfing Photographs from the Eighties Taken by Jeff Divine
The 1980s were a tumultuous period in surf history, as the "everything's groovy" communalism of the previous decade was blown apart into splinter groups. Professionals, rebels, punks and world travelers all banged the drum for their personal vision of surfing. The result was loud and vivid and drenched in fluorescence and neon. Photographer Jeff Divine was on the case, documenting the changes from surfing's twin power poles: southern California and the north shore of Oahu.
Stoked! A History of Surf Culture
In Stoked: A History of Surf Culture, surf journalist Drew Kampion traces the evolution of the modern beach culture and the challenging, beautiful sport that gave rise to it. From its Polynesian origins and the early days of Duke Kahanamoku's beach boys, to the California-style surfing cult that exploded in the 1960s, to the international pro circuits and radical big-wave contests of today, Stoked tells the compelling story that has inspired entire genres of music, movies, fashion, and art.
Flying Through the Clouds: Surf Photography of Jim Russi
Over 180 warm, dazzling photos from around the globe take readers on this surfing tour de force through Hawaii, Tahiti, California, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Fiji, Bali, Indonesia, and the islands off South Africa. The engaging text provides stories from the photographer's global travels, adding an additional dimension to the brilliant photos and fascinating encounters with celebrities in the surfing world and other realms.