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by Lucky Al
Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surf Books
Replies: 16
Views: 1588

Another one to look out for is Remembrance of Waves Past , bc. Passage below's excerpted from Vol. 1: Slater's Way . Doesn't get much better than this! 'The field open to the surfer is not a miserable sequence of take off, bottom turn, tube, cut back and pull off, but an immeasurable sea (still, alm...
by Lucky Al
Sat Jan 28, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surf Books
Replies: 16
Views: 1588

Come across Zero Break: an illustrated collection of surf writing, 1777-2004 by Matt Warshaw yet, bc? Got this for Chrissy, reckon it's one you'll want to get your hands on one of these days.
by Lucky Al
Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:54 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surf Books
Replies: 16
Views: 1588

The book by Nick Ford and David Brown Clif mentioned is subtitled 'Experience, Embodiment and Narrative of the Dream Glide', making me suspect it might be filled with the obscure ramblings and filthy outbursts of mad visionaries and homosexuals. I'll be keeping an eye open for it in my library.
by Lucky Al
Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surf Books
Replies: 16
Views: 1588

doing research for a book yourself bc, or no such ambitions and just acquired collection over years out of interest?
by Lucky Al
Fri Jan 27, 2006 1:55 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surf Books
Replies: 16
Views: 1588

I'm into surf books but don't have any. Collecting's no good unless you share as well as collect. Kindly send me Mr Sunset, Maverick's, The Encyclopedia of Surfing and... that ought to to do for month of February. I'll return within a month and if you're interested in the meantime loan you Tony Butt...
by Lucky Al
Tue Jan 10, 2006 5:37 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surf Writing
Replies: 4
Views: 722

This isn't surf writing, just something I came across in the library this morning. It contains references to surfers, sort of. I've spent the last three weeks in Seattle's U. District, walking back and forth between my girl's place and the University of Washington, where she's writing her dissertati...
by Lucky Al
Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surf Writing
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Come to think this might be more interesting and livelier if entitled 'Best Surf Writing', like the 'Best Sports Writing' anthologies we see in bookstores every year or 'Best of Tracks' used to come out every few years, so those of us with piles of old mags and vague memories of stories or essays th...
by Lucky Al
Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:06 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Surf Writing
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Surf Writing

Given Matt Warshaw's Zero Break for Christmas, thought to post a topic along the same lines. For those of you who've enjoyed writing about surfing by various writers and like to share a passage or two. ... On the Eve of Destruction The weekend Watts went up in flames, we drove from Fullerton to Newp...
by Lucky Al
Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:19 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Graham Cassidy
Replies: 154
Views: 23213

apologies for inattentiveness and for long-windedness on topics already discussed! get back to you later in year from guangdong, where provincial tourism authority reports that coastline is over three thousand kilometres long, typhoons occur frequently from may to november and 'a super special econo...
by Lucky Al
Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Koby Abberton on Australian Story
Replies: 59
Views: 8428

clearly, the reason koby abberton's story so moves us and fascinates our imaginations is that it is not just the story of a man but also the story of man, of humanity at this point in history. when koby says that he saw his mum with a needle in her arm and that her boyfriend pulled a baseball bat on...
by Lucky Al
Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:11 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Graham Cassidy
Replies: 154
Views: 23213

laurie, after a look can't find thread you mention but be interested to hear exactly how you came to conclusion that surf industry behaves with decency. seems to me that relocation of production to southern china - where garment workers routinely work twelve-hour days and hundred-hour weeks without ...
by Lucky Al
Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:05 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Graham Cassidy
Replies: 154
Views: 23213

smith was not always so wrong. he correctly pointed out that merchants and manufacturers generally have an interest in deceiving and even oppressing the public. when the merchants and manufacturers of our boardshorts withdraw advertising from a surfing magazine in response to its editorial policy or...
by Lucky Al
Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:17 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Graham Cassidy
Replies: 154
Views: 23213

cheap labour is a polite way of saying slaves and we surfers are liars and fools, as cruel and dirty as any invading army, with our constant driving and flying to surf spots around the world and our beloved boards which scorch the earth. for too long our magazines have been filled with pictures of p...
by Lucky Al
Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Vietnam??
Replies: 6
Views: 1878

Might be worth taking a look around the central coast between July and October, when most of the Western Pacific's typhoons form, some even a couple of hundred miles off the coast of Vietnam in the South China Sea. This September I was in Hanoi and heard on the news about boats sunk and fishermen dr...