First edition of the first separate book on surfing, a primer on bodysurfing.
THE ART OF WAVE RIDING
"When the temperature rises and vacationists flock to the beaches, one feels sorry for those who have not learned to enjoy surf swimming."
Drummond grew up in Hollywood and spent summers surfing at Hermosa Beach. This self-published pamphlet walks the reader through the steps and techniques of bodysurfing, and marks the first appearance of a surfing text independent of other material. Printed in an edition of only 500 copies, it is a scarce landmark in surfing, exceptional in this condition.
Read more: DeLa Vega, 200 Years of Surfing Literature, B55; Warshaw, The History of Surfing, 66.
(Hollywood, CA): (Cloister Press), (1931). 9'' x 6.25''. Original side-stapled color lithographic cream wrappers with wave design in blue, green, and white. Thirteen photographic plates. , 26 pages. Thin line of foxing to top edge of front wrapper.
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