Matt Warshaw: making the new Bible of Surfing, in encyclopedia mode

The legacy of surfing is secure. Matt Warshaw, the surfer/writer who believed and published the famous "Encyclopedia of Surfing" is putting the finishing touches in the digital version of the book.

The project has been funded by the planetary surfing community - through Kickstarter - and promises to be the most complete collection of stories, facts, photos and videos of the history of surfing.

The digital Encyclopedia of Surfing involves tons of work, research and verification. Warshaw and Justin Housman are managing the entire information and building a solid website, in which surfers will have the opportunity to browse and learn more about past surfers, surfboards and contests.

The good side of the web version is the possibility of constant updates and corrections. Web surfers can easily search for thousands of written entries and media.

Matt Warshaw and his hard drives will surely get a Perfect 10 wave ride with the new digital Encyclopedia of Surfing. When it was published back in 2003, the printed version had Half-million words spread across 1,700 A-through-Z entries.

There were famous and less hyped surfers, new places, surf culture, gear, big waves, surf contests, icons, legends, outstanding groms and movies. A new Bible of Surfing is about to reborn. It will be free to one and all.

Matt Warshaw, a former "Surfer" mag editor, is also the author of the "History of Surfing" and "Maverick's: the Story of Big-Wave Surfing". Discover the printed version of the "Encyclopedia of Surfing".

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