"SWITCH-FOOT SHOULD BE HAILED FOR RESURRECTING THEN IMMORTALIZING IMAGES OF A BYGONE BEACH LIFESTYLE. ALSO FOR STOKING THE ETERNAL DEBATE ABOUT WHETHER SURFING IS A SPORT, SUBCULTURE, STATE OF MIND OR ALL OF THE ABOVE." CHAD WATSON, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. VIDEO ABOUT THE BOOK...HERE.
256 pages, hardbound.
Released November 2015, this is the 3rd (and final) coffee table book in the 'SwitchFoot Trilogy'.
Focusing on the characters of the 1960s era and strictly 'pre professionalism' (1976) this book interviews dozens of at the elders/legends in surfing probing their thoughts, feelings and opinions on 15 dedicated subjects including;
- board design
- influential characters
- shortboard revolution
- peak experience
- the 60s culture
Laced with the iconic photographs that the SwitchFoot publications are known for, there are prominent photographic contributions from;
- John Pennings, Leo Hetzel, Bob Weeks, Dave Milnes, Steve Wilkings, Peter Green and Ron Perrott.
With further photographic contributions from;
George Greenough, Dick Hoole, John Severson, Jack Eden, Bill Ogden, Mal and Barrie Sutherland, Chris Brock, Albe Falzon, Jack McCoy … and others.
INTERVIEWS WITH :
Neal Purchase SNR
Dick Van Straalen