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SURFING (1968)

"Yes, there is a sport that needs waves. It's a sport that lives on waves. It's a sport that must have waves, all kinds of waves. You are right, it's surfing!"

Author and photographer Ed Radlauer does a fine job of introducing children to the sport of surfing in a simple, lighthearted way. He touches on history, bodysurfing, bellyboarding, balance, tempo, style, and trim. He even references competitive surfing and tandem surfing. Lots of color photographs from the 1960s.

This copy is in very good condition, about 80 percent of mint. Light cover and spine wear overall. The inside front cover is stamped "Hollow Hills Elementary School" in Simi, California. Some minor stray ink marks on interior pages that do not affect readability. Complete and intact with no torn or missing pages and no cutouts. No water stains or moisture damage of any kind.

Copyright 1968 by Bowmar Publishing Group. 32 pages. Softbound and saddle stitched. This is the third printing from August 1970.

Measures approximately 8 1/4 inches tall by 9 inches wide. Packaged in an archival-quality clear plastic sleeve with an acid-free mat backing board.