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The Encyclopedia of Surfing
Now in paperback and updated to include forty new entries, this "leviathan of surf literature" (Surfing magazine) is a remarkable collection of expert knowledge, spine-tingling stories, and little-known trivia. With 1,500 alphabetical entries and 300 illustrations, The Encyclopedia of Surfing is the most comprehensive review of the people, places, events, equipment, vernac ...more
Paperback, 816 pages
Published November 7th 2005 by Mariner Books
(first published October 6th 2003)
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Matt Warshaw is developing an incredible reference for fans of surfing, but it is not there yet. Matt is planning an online edition that would cure many of the ills of the print edition: more photos, more topics, and easily updated. The latest print edition has a cutoff of 2002 and that seems like ages ago. Also, there are some entries that could have been edited out, because sunscreen does not require any real discussion. With that said, it is a 5-star idea, 3-star execution.