Matt Warshaw knows more about surfing that any other person on the planet. After five years of research and writing, Warshaw has completed a totally unprecedented history of the sport and the culture it has spawned. This book captures surfing like no other book has before. More than 300,000 words, nearly 500 pages, and 250 archival images. With a voice that is definitive, funny, and wholly original, The HISTORY OF SURFING delivers the ultimate book for surfers everywhere.
Matt Warshaw is the former editor of SURFER magazine. A lifelong surfer, he is the author of numerous books on surfing, including Maverick's: The Story of Big Wave Surfing. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.