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Surfing Australia: A Complete History of Surfboard Riding in Australia
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Phil Jarratt
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Surfing Australia: A Complete History of Surfboard Riding in Australia

Phil Jarratt


9781743793688

Hardie Grant Books


Sports & outdoor recreation;
Surfing, windsurfing, water skiing


Paperback

344 pages

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The definitive guide to Australia's surfing history, published in conjunction with Surfing Australia.

Australian surf culture is over a century old, and it still hasn't grown up. From its roots as an illegal pastime to its current incarnation as a professional sport, surfing's enduring appeal has always been the carefree, quintessentially Australian lifestyle that goes with it. Australian surf culture has always had competing impulses of chaos and order. For every Boot Hill Gang there is a Surf Life Saving Association; for every tragic drug disqualification, a World Title winner. From Tommy Tanna, Alick Wickham and Freddie Williams's pioneering surf lifestyles to the hedonism of 1950s beach culture, the Coolangatta Kids of the 1970s, to the eventual professionalised machine that surfing in Australia has now become, this is the complete, no-holds-barred history of both sides of the story.

With forewords by Mark Richards and Layne Beachley, Australia's World Champion surfers, this book is the definitive history of surfing in Australia.

By:   Phil Jarratt
Imprint:   Hardie Grant Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 270mm,  Width: 230mm, 
Weight:   1.450kg
ISBN:   9781743793688
ISBN 10:   1743793685
Pages:   344
Publication Date:   November 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Phil Jarratt is a journalist, author and publisher. A former editor of Tracks, Surfer and Australian Surf Journal, he is regarded as one of the foremost authorities on surfing and has worked in surf publishing for over 40 years. He has written over 20 books covering largely sport-related biography, surfing, and surf history including Salts and Suits, Kelly Slater: For the Love, Hottest 100 Surf legends, Surfing Australia: A Complete History of Surfboard Riding in Australia, and That Summer at Boomerang. A 3-time recipient of the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame Media Award, Jarrett lives between Noosa, Bali and Hawaii or wherever the surf's up!

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