"The Surfing Tribe is one book every British surfer should own" - Carve Magazine
The Surfing Tribe charts the history of British Surfing over the past 50 years as told by renouned surfing historian Roger Mansfield.
The book describes how a minority pastime transformed itself into a major sport and lifestyle and presents a unique insight into the forgotten story of Britain's pioneering surfers.
- How did a sport practised in Hawaii find its way to the chilly Atlantic shores of Britain?
- How did a photo in a 1929 encyclopedia inspire a Newquay ice-cream man to become Europe's first regular surfer?
- How did the British surf industry grow from a handful of backyard board builders into the multi-million pound industry it is today?
In "The Surfing Tribe" the origins of Britain's separate surfing tribes are revealed and all the top British surfers from the various eras are profiled. The book also charts the evolution of British surfboards, and looks back at the films and magazines that have portrayed British surfing over the decades.
The Surfing Tribe second edition
Revised and updated
• 60 new photos
• New stories, new profiles
• 240 pages
What the critics say . . .
“Encyclopedic, lovingly illustrated and peculiarly British.” –Andy Martin, The Daily Telegraph
“Ably illustrates the richness of Britain’s surfing history.” –Alex Wade, The Times
“Tells it like it was. Enlightening and empowering.” –Tigger Newling, ’73 British Champion