Nat Young is one of the greatest surfers in the history of the sport, so it stands to reason that this is one of the most definitive and authoritative books on surfing ever produced.
Packed with stunning contemporary photographs and rare reproductions from a bygone era, Nat explores the development of the sport from the Hawaiian kings to the modern greats and up-and-coming stars. Along with his own recollections and considerable expertise, there are also interviews with the likes of Duke Kahanamoku, Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning and Layne Beachley. And exclusive to this new edition, he places the sport in a wider context, embarking upon a detailed exploration of the links between surfing, skateboarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing and snowboarding.
The Complete History of Surfing is the result of Nat Young’s passionate lifelong involvement as a top surf competitor and his deep fascination in the sports’ origins and evolution. It’s an extraordinary feat – even for him. 239 pages HB.