One of the greatest surfers of all time, Greg Noll, has built a considerable reputation as a master of surfboard making, or "shaping."
Today, collectors and surfers alike prize his unique brand of board.
Recently featured in the award-winning documentary movie "Riding Giants," "Da Bull," in his iconic black-and-white striped trunks, was emblematic of big surf and fearless commitment.
In addition to being a pioneer of big-wave surfing, surf movies, and surf magazines, by the mid-1960s, Noll was one of the largest surfboard manufacturers in the world.
Now living in Crescent City, California, Noll still shapes twelve boards a year out of old-growth salvage woods replicas of Duke Kahanamoku's olo and other exotica for collectors.
"The Art of the Surfboard" combines the art of building extraordinary surfboards with fascinating surfing history and photography.
It's a must-have for surfers and surfing history buffs of any age.
Author: Drew Kampion
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 9.9 x 1.1 inches