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"The Surf Riders of Hawaii" is the first known book dedicated to surfing.
The self-published book by Alfred Richard Gurrey Jr. contains a stunning series of early photographs of the sport. Dating to 1914, only several copies are known to exist.
The book combines artistically rendered photo prints with romantic poetry from Lord Byron and descriptive prose from Gurrey himself to form a one of a kind document that captures the spirit of surfing like no other book.
Lea Hahn is 22 years-old. She's been working as a surf photographer and videographer in Tahiti since 2017.
Born and raised in French Polynesia, Hahn is the only professional female surf photographer on the island.
She started her career in 2017 as a camerawoman shooting a surf movie from land.
Captain James Cook (1728-1779) and his sailing crew are credited with writing the first-ever description of wave riding before surfing was even considered a sport.
James Cook was born on November 7, 1728, in Marton, Yorkshire, England.
He was a British navigator, explorer, and cartographer who served in the Royal Navy from 1755 to 1779.
New Zealand has long had a love affair with surfing. With an extensive coastline, the country offers surfers of all levels the chance to catch a wave on an uncrowded beach.
According to Surfing New Zealand, the national governing body for the sport of surfing, one in 27 Kiwis surf.
Surfing was a part of Māori culture before the arrival of European settlers in the 19th century.
Padang Padang is a dreamy left-hand reef break located in the island of Bali, Indonesia. It's one of the greatest surfing destinations on planet Earth.
The spot produces a stunning, tropical green barreling wave and can be found just 1.5 miles northeast of Uluwatu.
According to surf historians, the first person to ride Padang Padang was Richard Harvey, the 1973 Australian national surfing champion.
For some people, kindness and generosity have no price tag attached. This is the true story of someone who understood how a simple gesture could mean a lot to a fellow beach lover.
Beaches are sanctuaries of health, places where Nature heals us both physically and spiritually.
I have always felt attracted to the beach from a very young age.
Bruce Brown is widely known to have been the innovator of modern-day surf films.
The California filmmaker who directed "The Endless Summer" continues to fill seats around the world.
"A Life of Endless Summers: The Bruce Brown Story" is a feature-length movie about the legendary director.
Surfing plays a significant social, economic, and cultural role in the development of many coastal communities.
With its intimate connection with the ocean and a close relationship with art, lifestyle, and health, surfing has become a key pillar for thousands of small villages, medium-sized towns, and even large cities.
In the heart of it all are the waves, an infinite resource that becomes scarce when quality is the aim.
Catching the best surf means needing a career that provides the freedom to spend time by the waves and explore the best beaches the world has to offer.
Flexibility and mobility are important career factors to consider for any passionate worker when looking at the best jobs for surfers.
The following list offers seven of the best job opportunities for those who value their board as much as their briefcase, so read on if you've been asking yourself what jobs do surfers have.
The world's busiest lineups are no longer a 100 percent male-dominated arena. That's a thing of the past.
Women are taking over - not only in sports but in society as well.
Although some might consider the previous statement a false cliché, the truth is that the ball of snow is slowly but steadily rolling down the mountain.