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The World in the Curl by Peter Westwick and Peter Neushul

The World in the Curl

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The World in the Curl by Peter Westwick and Peter Neushul
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Jul 23, 2013 | ISBN 9780307719508
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    Jul 23, 2013 | ISBN 9780307719508

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The World in the Curl is the most scholarly and comprehensive history of the sport born on the waves of Hawaii Surfing” – Fred Hemmings, Hawaii’s 1968 World Champion surfer and a founding father of Pro Surfing

“Although not often recognized as such, the ocean is by far the planet’s largest wilderness.  Surfing takes place at a frontier of civilization.  Peter Westwick and Peter Neushul make their book come alive because they have walked (and swum!) the talk.  It’s an inside, honest, sometimes painful, story.  Surfing provides the matrix, but there is broader and deeper dimension to this book.  It’s a cultural, environmental, and sociological history of the interface between our species and the edge of the continents.” – Dr. Roderick Frazier Nash, Professor Emeritus of History and Environmental Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara and author of Wilderness and the American Mind


Surfing rides the wave of history in Peter Westwick and Peter Neushul’s The World In The Curl.  Through deeply researched and engagingly told tales from the Polynesian settlement of Hawaii to today’s global surf industry Westwick and Neushul take us into the impact zone where surfing and society collide and cultures are transformed.  This book is as epic, in its way, as a big day at Mavericks.  Read it for its context, dig it for its stoke.  –David Helvarg, author of The Golden Shore – California’s Love Affair with the Sea

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