California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties

California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties

California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties takes place against the larger backdrop of postwar America. All along the California coast, surfing became popular as heavy balsawood boards were replaced with lightweight ones crafted from polyurethane foam, fiberglass and resin. Meanwhile, climbers descended on Tahquitz Rock in the south and Yosemite Valley to the north to test handcrafted equipment that would set new standards for safety, technique and performance. The photographs in this volume include images of legendary surfers in locations such as Rincon, Malibu, South Bay, Laguna and San Onofre; and famous climbers photographed mostly in the Yosemite Valley. Soaked in surf, sun and adrenaline, the 100 photographs depict the birth of an era and an exhilarating moment in Californian history. Includes essays by Steve Pezman and Steve Roper; foreword by Yvon Chouinard.

Measures 10" X 12"

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