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SURF-RIDING It's thrills & techniques


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A rare book of this kind! First Printing 1960, Surf-riding it's thrills and techniques by O.B. Patterson, (cover) giant surf at Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, hardcover w dust jacket, 150 pgs, 8 1/2" x 8" x 1", Inside: Surfing and Surfboards, Hawaii, California, other countries, world surfing greats, ancient surfing legends, historical notes, chalk full of photos, illustrations, surfboard design, so many lists of world surfing greats! An informative book written from the sixties era, useful in research! tears in dust jacket, strong spine! no missing pages, excellent shape! a strong read indeed!

Code: 4661

Price: $85.00

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ESSENTIAL SURFING


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A rare book! First edition March 1982, Essential surfing by George Orbelian, 8 1/2" x 5 1/4", paperback 107 pgs, the essential eighties surf dictionary explaining surfboard shapes/designs (standard, gun, twin/four fin, thruster, bonzer) by legendary surfers and shapers such as: Prodanovich, Brewer, Eaton, Gordon & Smith, Seatrend, Hot Stuff, Wayne Bartholomew, Town & Country, Nectar... if you want to know everything about surfing in the eighties, than this books for you! a classic; photos, illustrations, graphs, diagrams, dictionary...You name it! They've covered it. Light stains on cover, no big deal!

Code: 4660

Price: $45.00

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THE WEATHER SURFER


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The weather surfer by Vic Morris & Joe Nelson, 1977, paperback, 103 pgs, 8 1/5" x 5 1/2", Surf's up! Everybody ready? In classic seventies lingo, be your own weather man and understand how changes in weather patters effect your wave conditions! lots of photos, charts, and explanations! Remember, this was written before the internet of fingertip knowledge. A fine basic understanding of your wave garden! some light edge wear and age toning but over-all strong spine, excellent condition!! Love the sought after cover!(by NicHolason)

Code: 4658

Price: $75.00

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PENNY IN HAWAII


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Penny in Hawaii, we covet the cover! (dust jacket) of Penny surfing! 1964, 8 1/2" x 5 3/4", hardback with dust jacket, by Ella Mae Charlton, lots of beautiful illustrations of Penny in Hawaii by Arnold Spilka (would love to frame these black and white illustrations of Penny frolicking in Hawaii), Hawaiian customs, folk stories, and a glossary of Hawaiian words all add to the book's use and appeal. Strong spine, perfect inside with some light age toning and a few tiny bug holes on edges of book. Highly collectible cover... and a quirky light-hearted read!

Code: 4657

Price: $95.00

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LET'S GO LET'S GO!


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Let's go, let's go! The biography of Lorrin "Whitey" Harrison: California's legendary surf pioneer by Rosie Harrison Clark, 1997, 164 pgs, 9 1/4" x 6", paperback new condition, chalk full of surfing photos throughout his entire career from Californian to Hawaii-pictured with the Hawaiian beachboys! and Duke Kahanamoku. Lorrin, a true waterman who built his own outrigger canoes, wooden planks, and foam surfboards!

Code: 4656

Price: $34.00

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THE SURFER Surf's up. You're dead.


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This is a Scholastic First Printing 1995, 6 3/4" x 4", Linda Cargill, an adult horror/mystery author, The Surfer is her first book written for Scholastic Inc. 192 pgs, paperback with light age toning on page edges. Interesting read in a creepy-concept of sorts! And, the cover!!!

Code: 4655

Price: $18.00

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SURFING All The Young Wave Hunters


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RARE BOOK! Surfing: all the young wave hunters by William Cleary, First Printing July 1967, paperback 7" x 4", 120 pgs, lots of photographs, all time legendary surfers mentioned and photographed while surfing: David, Nuuhiwa, Jeff Hackman, Mike Doyle, Dewey Weber to mention just a few. Some over-all wear spots on edges but in EX shape, strong spine, no missing or cut-outs, the perfect collectible and rare book!

Code: 4652

Price: $95.00

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THE SURFER'S HANDBOOK


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The Surfer's handbook, First Printing 1968, by Cameron Kirk and Zack Hanle, illustrated by Donald Hendricks, Hilo High School stamp on book, 6 3/4" x 4", 156 pgs, wear on cover, intact spine, no missing or cut-outs, cover has issues but pretty good for a school book, a rare book indeed, highly collectible in any condition and this one is EX.

Code: 4651

Price: $95.00

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HOW TO SURF Midget Farrelly Craig McGregor


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A rare find! How to surf by Midget Farrelly & Craig McGregor, First Sphere books edition, 1968, 7" x 4 1/2", 144 pgs, in EX shape, residue on front cover from a price sticker, strong spine, colorful cover, illustrations and photographs, no missing pgs or cut-outs, light age-toning on edges, highly collectible and in this condition!

Code: 4650

Price: $150.00

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THE ART OF BODY SURFING Robert Gardner


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RARE BOOK! THE ART OF BODY SURFING by Robert Gardner, 1972 First Edition, 83 pgs, 7 3/4" x 5 1/2", soft-cover no cut outs or missing pgs, some age toning throughout, light wear to edges. Hard to find book and hard to keep in stock! A classic for sure! The Art of Body Surfing!

Code: 4649

Price: $165.00

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SICK SURFERS Ask Surf Docs & Dr. Geoff


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Sick Surfers 1993, New 8 1/4" x 6 1/2", 368 pgs, chalk full of the typical surfers injuries and how to make it all better by Mark Renneker, M.D., Kevin Starr, M.D., Geoff Booth, M.D., How to prevent surfing's health problems and surf better, diagnosing yourself and on-the-beach treatment techniques, what to do when you can't solve the problem yourself, is a easy-to-use, fun to read and gives the surfer fast and complete answers, it's written in a surfer's language, the surfers handbook, great for traveling.

Code: 4645

Price: $25.00

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SURFER GIRL


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Surfer girl by Francess Lin Lantz, 1983 used paperback, 148 pgs, 6 1/2" x 4". Kate from Fairbanks, New Jersey is invited to spend the summer surfing and meet cute surfer boys!! A girl's surfing tale that everyone needs to know about, of course!!

Code: 4644

Price: $15.00

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MEN WHO RIDE MOUNTAINS


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Incredible true tales of legendary surfers by Peter Dixon, 2001 new paperback, 174 pgs, 9"x6". A chronicle of surfing legends as Duke Kahanamoku, Ricky Grigg, Corky Carroll, Nat Young, Rodney Sumpter and many more watermen will inspire a new generation to paddle out and challenge the surf.

Code: 4643

Price: $19.00

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ONCE UPON ABUNDANCE Fred Van Dyke


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Once upon abundance, coming of age in California and Hawaii, by Fred Van Dyke, 2001 first printing, signed copy-used paperback 241 pgs, 9"x6". "From the coast of California to Waimea Bay, Fred Van Dyke has carved a permanent place for himself in surfing's long and eventful history. This book shines fresh light on a legendary life."- James D. Houston. "Storehouse of memory and letting it spill out onto the pages, an outpouring of rich tales from a blessed and original youth, an incredible journey." -Drew Kampion, author, surfer, The Book of Waves.

Code: 4621

Price: $32.00

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NORTH SHORE CHRONICLES


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Bruce Jenkins, North Shore Chronicles, big-wave surfing in Hawaii. 1990, Derek Ho at Pipeline cover photo, used paperback 176 pgs, 9"x6". Award-winning sports columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle: "Brings the North Shore to your doorstep. this book will keep you burning the midnight oil and when you're finished, you'll be buying your plane ticket to Hawaii." -Mike Reilley, Los Angeles Times. "This is the first book that deals openly and honestly with the behind-the-scenes drama of big-wave riding.- Bill Sharp, Editor, Surfing Magazine. Color photographs of Mark Cunningham, Mike Stewart, Marvin Foster, Michael Ho, Bobby Owens, Mike Latronic, Margo Oberg, Lynne Boyer, and many more...

Code: 4620

Price: $21.00

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SURFER'S Guide To Hawaii


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Surfer's guide to Hawaii, by Greg Ambrose, second printing 1992, Bess Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. Oahu: south shore, west side, north shore, northeast. Honolulu journalist Greg Ambrose provides essential information for novice and expert surfers alike... used paperback 151 pgs, 9"x6"

Code: 4619

Price: $21.00

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SURFING GUIDE TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA


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Surfing Guide to Southern California, by Bill Cleary, David H. Stern, Copyright 1963, 1977, 1998. "This book is my personal all-time favorite!... captures the freewheeling attitude, irreverent humor and mystique of the surfing subculture... as relevant today as when it first came off the press thirty five years ago!" Steve Pezman, Editor & Publisher The Surfer's Journal. Used paperback 256 pgs, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" RARE BOOK! Unbelievable photos of the times...

Code: 4618

Price: $95.00

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BUSTIN' down the door Rabbit Bartholomew


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Wayne RABBIT Bartholomew, Bustin' down the door, with Tim Baker, First Published 1996, used paperback 368 pgs, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", 'Articulate, personable, calculating & stylish. Rabbit defines an era of innovation & individuality.' Kelly Slater. A story of unfaltering self-belief, of immense hardship and struggle, and of hilariously wild times, as Wayne 'Rabbit' Bartholomew sets off from Australia's Gold Coast, to conquer the surfing world....World Surfing Title 1978.

Code: 4617

Price: $36.00

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DA BULL Life over the edge Greg Noll


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Da Bull life over the edge by Greg Noll & Andrea Gabbard, First Edition 1989, paperback w/jacket used 193 pgs, 9"x7", True story! Noll challenges anyone who wants to know what the life of a big-wave surfer is really like to "get a board and paddle out there, point your board down the face of a grinder and make a commitment. That's where you find the truth." Cover: by John Severson of Surfer Mag, back cover: Makaha by Ken Auster.

Code: 4616

Price: $41.00

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DANCING THE WAVE


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Jean-Etienne Poirier, Dancing the wave, audacity, equilibrium, and other mysteries of surfing, 2013 printing, used paperback 159 pgs, 8"x6", There is no greater or more powerful or more pure human rapport with the elements than that experienced by a surfer dancing with the ocean...

Code: 4615

Price: $21.00

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