Funky, sunny, life-lovin' vibe of surf culture Growing up close to Surf City, USA, I always noticed how surfing is more than just a sport. Surfing has expanded to its own subculture - cultivating its own distinctive visual style, language and expression, multimillion-dollar industry, and values within its own community.
This 3-part book featuring the history, people, language, fashion, and lifestyle surrounding the sport of surfing.
Because surfing was limited by the geographical necessity of an ocean coastline with beaches, the culture of beach life often influenced surfers. Surfers' desire for the best possible waves to ride make them dependent on conditions that may change rapidly.
Major popularity of surfing in Southern California in the 60’s defined the iconic surf culture visual vernacular. Surf culture has affected music, fashion, literature, film, art, and youth jaron in popular culture.
The history of surfing began with the ancient Polynesians. This section of the book covers the origins of ancient surfing and the drastic affect the annexation of Hawaii had on surfing.