From ancient beginnings in Polynesia, surfing has grown to become a worldwide phenomenon with a mainstream cultural presence, professional athletes and big money sponsorship and marketing. However beyond this lies a distinct culture and way of life explored in Surf Odyssey – The culture of wave riding, which explores the stories and and community of creative forces within surfing, key individuals and destinations, as well as the sport's role as a driver for environmental and social change.
Featuring stunning photography from surfing locations around the globe, from huge waves in Nazaré in Portugal to the colder waters off Tasmania, and from Norwegian fjords to tidal waves in the Amazon River. Complementing the photos are stories of adventures and expeditions in search of the finest waves and locations. The book also showcases work from the best surf-themed illustrators, designers and artists around the world alongside a selection of products, all showcasing surfing’s emerging environmental sense of conscience for causes such as stopping coastal and oceanic pollution, recovering biodiversity and creating surfing preserves.
Get this in your bookshelf and use it as further inspiration to go ride a wave!