Hawaiian Surfboard. Tom Blake.
Hawaiian Surfboard
Hawaiian Surfboard
Hawaiian Surfboard

Hawaiian Surfboard

Honolulu: Paradise of the Pacific Press, 1935.

First edition, first printing. Bound in original hand-painted tapa-cloth with titles in black on upper board. Fine. Small paper label residue to front and rear paste downs, and toning to endsheets. An early book by Tom Blake, who is often considered to be one of the most influential surfers in the history of the sport. He is largely credited with transforming surfing from a regional Hawaiian sport to one with national popularity, as well as founding California surf culture. Item #140938327

Price: $2,750.00

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