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Exciting new surfing book by Duke Boyd

| posted on September 15, 2009

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.