Inside Sport - - INSIDER - – Jeff Cen­ten­era ––––


This is an up­dated edition of the orig­i­nal 2008 book, a com­pre­hen­sive trove of surf para­pher­na­lia. At its heart are the clas­sic boards dat­ing back to the 1914 visit of Hawai­ian surf icon Duke Ka­hanamoku, and how Aus­tralian crafts­men took the form for­wards in var­ied and in­ter­est­ing ways. Ma­ture sur­fies will surely get a kick out of fa­mil­iar arte­facts of a previous time, but even read­ers who keep away from the beach can get into the ex­pres­sion of Aussie mid-century style found in the var­i­ous movies, mag­a­zines, sou­venirs and other media (the travel posters in par­tic­u­lar are ex­quis­ite). It’s a re­minder of surf­ing’s in­ex­tri­ca­ble link to the nation’s cul­tural iden­tity.

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