‘Surfs Up: Collecting the Longboard Era’ by Mark Blackburn
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; Limited Edition, Signed by Author edition (August 2001)
A book with a wide appeal, Surf’s Up is the first book ever produced combining a detailed history of the sport along with an accurate price guide on surfboards, ephemera, etc.Containing nearly 1000 photographs in color and 256 pages, it gives a complete overview of the sport from its ancient beginnings in Polynesia and Hawaii until 1969 – the end of the longboard era. Also included are several innovative features such as a bibliography of collectible surf books with price valuations as well as a grading guide for surfboards.Each copy is personally autographed by Mark Blackburn.