Vintage Collectibles - Books


Hawaiian Surfriding: The Ancient and Royal Pastime is an extremely rare booklet written by Tom Blake in 1961. It highlights some of the first North Shore action ever published, and documents some epic south swell action. Legendary surf photographers include Doc Ball, Don James, and Bud Browne. Surfs Up: Collecting the Longboard Era lists the same booklet at between $400 and $600, but that was seven years ago! This one is in near-mint condition, or at least 90 percent of mint. Some minor staple rust. Small pencil mark on title page. No water stains or moisture damage of any kind. Interior pages are crisp and bright. Complete and intact with no torn or missing pages and no cutouts. We just acquired a second copy of this rare publication in even better condition! Measures approximately 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Packaged in an archival-quality clear plastic sleeve with an acid-free mat backing board. Click Here for a closer look.