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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Matt Warshaw

Surfspeak – Why do we talk like surfers, anyway?

Do you have other interests besides surfing? Other life-consuming hobbies or sports, complete with their own unique cultures, charmingly peculiar vocabularies, verbal signifiers of who’s part of the in crowd and who’s not? Can you move freely between the languages of surf and your other interests? I ask because I’ve spent the past few years

Creators: For The Record – With Encyclopedia of Surfing, History of Surfing and Above the Roar together on one website, Matt Warshaw has created the world’s most colorful and comprehensive look at surfing’s past

According to esteemed historian, author and former SURFER editor Matt Warshaw, it’s an uphill battle getting surfers to click on links with terms like “history” and “encyclopedia” in the headline. “People hear those two words and in their mind it’s like, ‘Eat your vegetables,’” says Warshaw

History of Surfing: From Tokyo to Tel Aviv – The '60s surf boom goes global

The nation’s surfing population rose at an incredible clip through the ’60s, climbing around 25-percent a year in some areas. Which meant North America’s continental elastic could only hold for so long before surfing stretched, both through intentional promotion and by chance encounters, to populations in South America, Western Europe, and across the world

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