Surfing is one of those sports infused with a mysterious aura. A cult sport. One with defined traditions and cultural connotations. Michael Fordham’s The Book of Surfing puts all that into perspective. With sections on the roll of surfing in film and art, surfing legends, cultural constructions and generally riding a board, it’s a pretty complete effort. Those of you who haven’t been on the waves, but fell for Riding Giants (or if you’re older Endless Summer) will surely get great pleasure from the books pages. (via It’s Nice That). 
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