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Legendary Surfer Duke Boyd to Sign Copies of His Book Legends of Surfing

| posted on December 07, 2009

There will be two opportunities to meet surfing legend Duke Boyd when he signs copies of his new book, Legends of Surfing: The Greatest Surfriders from Duke Kahanamoku to Kelly Slater, a glorious celebration of surfing culture.

Duke will be at the California Surf Museum, 312 Pier View Way in Oceanside on Thursday, December 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and at Hansen Surfboard and Surf Shop, 1105 South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas on Saturday, December 19 from 1:00 to 3:00. These events are free and open to the public.

Part exquisite picture book and travelogue of the best surfing spots on earth, part biography and reference guidebook, Legends of Surfing profiles over 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 surfing culture and at what it’s like, in this crowded world, to “seek and find the perfect day, the perfect wave, and be alone with the surf and his thoughts.” (John Severson, Surfer magazine, 1960)

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. In October, he was honored at the California Surf Museum’s Legend’s Day celebration and in July, he was inducted into the Huntington Beach Surfing Walk of Fame. He lives in Hawai’i.