MVP Books to Publish Legends of Surfing by Duke Boyd
September 16, 2009 by J!-ENT
In November, MVP Books will publish Legends of Surfing: The Greatest Surfriders from Duke Kahanamoku to Kelly Slater, a glorious celebration of surfing culture. Part exquisite picture book and travelogue of the best surfing spots on earth, part biography and reference guidebook, Legends of Surfing profiles one hundred great surfers, men and women, from throughout the world along with surfing writers, filmmakers, board builders and photographers. In life stories, and in exclusive interviews, notable surfers such as Wayne Bartholomew, Tom Curren, Andy and Bruce Irons, Duke Kahanamoku, Dave Kalama, Gerry Lopez, Rob Machado, Mark Occhilupo, and Kelly Slater give us a rare firsthand look at what it’s like to live to surf. Written by Duke Boyd, a legendary surfer himself and co-founder in 1962 of Hang Ten surf-wear, Legends of Surfing will be an essential book for anyone who surfs, dreams of surfing or just wants an inside look at the lives of surfing legends.
About the Author
Duke Boyd is himself a legend of surfing. He is a surfer, of course, but even better known as co-founder in 1962 of Hang Ten surf-wear, the first surf-wear clothing line. He lives in Hawai’i
About the Photographer
Jeff Divine, a celebrated surfing photographer, is the photo editor at The Surfer’s Journal.
About MVP Books
MVP Books, a member of the Quayside Publishing Group, publishes illustrated and narrative books on subjects relating to sports, health and fitness, recreation, and the outdoors.
Legends of Surfing: The Greatest Surfriders from Duke Kahanamoku to Kelly Slater
By Duke Boyd
Photography by Jeff Divine
Foreword by Steve Pezman
Retail: $35.00 US * £22.50 UK * $43.99 CAN
Pub Date: November 2009
Hardcover / 9.25 x 10.875 / 208 pages / 158 color & 52 b/w photos
Available at bookstores and online booksellers and from www.mvpbooks.com
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