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Aerial, twinfin and new school - today's surfer jargon hardly suggests that the modern history of surfing began with Captain Cook's South Sea expedition in 1778. From Polynesia, surfing has conquered the world and has now permeated many areas of our culture - fashion, pop, sports, cinema and photography.

What was still an exotic pleasure for a few adventurers at the beginning of the last century and later shaped California's mythology as a subculture has arrived in the mainstream and, with around 20 million active people worldwide and countless fans, has become a fixture of the leisure industry, with international stars, world rankings and spectacular Events like the "Big Wave Awards", published millions of times on breathtaking action shots and put on the internet. Jim Heimann's book traces this story, with hundreds of pictures and contributions from renowned surf journalists.

The volume follows the chronology of events from the first contact of Europeans with surfing up to our days of event culture. More than two centuries of surf culture, illustrated with an overwhelming wealth of visual material from public and private collections and archives, commented and explained by the premier league of surf writing. The bible for every surf fan, those interested in pop culture and those hungry for pictures.

Author: Jim Heimann
Title: Surfing. 1778-Today
Publisher: TASCHEN; BAGS
512 pages
Release year: 2020-11-12
Cologne; EN
Printed / Made in Austria.
Weight: 4.026 kg
Language: German

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Zurich, February 16, 2021. Subject to change.