1935. Item #4603
Honolulu: Paradise of the Pacific Press, 1935. First edition. 8vo, , iv, 5-95; illustrated with 32
photographic plates, and other illustrations in the text. Bound in tapa-cloth, the issue without
surfers on the upper covers (no priority established).
The first edition of the first book entirely devoted to surfing, by the inventor of the hollow surf
board, which this text describes, and the first person (along with Sam Reid) to surf Malibu
Point. “The most important publication in the surfing canon.” - DeLaVega, 200 Years of Surfing
Slightly cocked, with rubbing to extremities and some innocuous soiling to endpapers, as well as a
couple small pieces of paper adhered to endpapers. Two early and dated ownership signatures to
fep. Very good.