Surfing Adventures of the 60s 70s and Beyond

Surfing Adventures of the  60s  70s and Beyond
Author : Andy Forsyth
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages : 280
Release : 2009-02-01
ISBN 10 : 1436379407
ISBN 13 : 9781436379403
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surfing Adventures of the 60s 70s and Beyond Book Description:

Author's Note The premise of this book is to give the reader a glimpse into what it was like to be a young surfer in the 60s and early 70s. These are the stories of what happened to my surfing buddies and me but more importantly they are the stories of the everyday surfer, the guys and gals who were out there going to the beach enjoying being young and living the lifestyle of that time period. Everyone who surfed or went to the beach has similar stories to tell. Over the years I've shared my surfing stories with people and listened to numerous stories as well. These are our adventures, experiences and the crazy things we did. The front and back cover design was done by Garry Birdsall of Australia. He was a top touring competitive surfer during the 60s, 70s and 80s in Australia and competitions around the world. He was the first person ever to do Air Brush artwork on a surfboard. And now it is about the only way boards are designed. I was born and raised in Pomona, Southern California during the 50s, 60s and early 70s. I always enjoyed going to the beach on our family trips and vacations and would sometimes notice people standing up on large boards while being pushed along on the water. It looked like fun but I didn't really know what they were doing because I was too young. Eventually when I understood that what they were doing was surfing I became interested in it and was hoping to one day give it a try. The 60s ushered in the beach and surfing music by the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean and numerous other groups. The music along with all the beach and surfing movies of the time only helped to spark our interest in surfing. By the mid 60s I finally got a chance to try my hand at surfing while on a beach trip with some friends and found out it wasn't as easy as they made it look. After countless hours of determination, many wipeouts I finally stood up and caught my first wave. Even though it was the soupy white water it still felt pretty neat. After that I couldn't get enough. I'd go as often as I could especially on nice weekends and during the summer. Then a group of guys at school were talking about going to the beach to go surfing and so one day we all went on our first surfing trip together. The title of the book "Surfing Adventures of the 60s, 70s and Beyond" refers to our adventures, experiences, misadventures and the wild, crazy and funny things that happened to us during the 60s and early 70s when we were going to the beach and surfing. The part "and Beyond" refers to not only a few other time periods and places other than Southern California but a few funny things that happened that had nothing to do with surfing. Music was an important ingredient in the surfing experience especially Beach and Surfing Music. A few of the lyrics of these surfing songs have been inserted throughout the book, including a few instrumentals. (But you'll have to use your imagination to hear the music for these though.) While in High School I began writing poetry and have written about 300 poems over the years. Some of the poems have been about the beach or surfing. I've included about 20 of these poems throughout the book as well. This book has been a lot of fun to write and I'm very pleased to share these stories and our adventures with you and I hope you enjoy them. I'm also hoping to put together another surfing book with your help. So if you have any funny, crazy interesting or hair raising stories that you've told over the years and would like to share with others then send them too me. I'd love to hear from you, as I've mentioned in other parts of the book. Send your stories to me at: [email protected] Everyone who sends in their stories, if it is used, will receive full credit, acknowledgement and compensation (to be determined later) for their stories and will retain the rights to reuse their stories as they see fit. I believe there are a lot of people out


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