The Illustrated Atlas of Surfing History

Author: Joel Smith, Ron Croci
Paperback: 172 pages
Publisher: Island Heritage; First edition
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1617102865
ISBN-13: 978-1617102868
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.9 x 0.3 inches

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"The Illustrated Atlas of Surfing History: Wave Riding from Antiquity to Gidget" is a unique surf art book inspired by historical documents which prove that surfing dates back 10,000 years or more.

The work is colorfully illustrated with impressive artwork by Ron Croci. The words are by Joel T. Smith.

The book purposefully omits modern surfing, and focus on "tracking the germination and development of an ancient Polynesian custom into an international sport and lifestyle."