From original beachcomber personalities like the Waikiki beach boys to the rise of Venice Beach as a creative center for music, art, and film, this insightful chronicle traces the roots of the surf boom and explores its connection to the Beat Generation and 1960s pop culture.
Through accounts of key figures, both obscure and popular, such as Mike Dormer, Rick Griffin, the Trashwomen, and The Beach Boys, the book illustrates why surf culture is a vital art movement of the 20th century.
The entire pop culture spectrum is covered, including discussions of the advent of surf magazines and the immense popularity of the "beach" movies starring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon.
Author: Brian Chidester
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.8 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds