Santa Barbara, CA: Arpel Graphics, Inc., 1989. 1st. Hardcover. First Edition. INSCRIBED (over a drawing of a huge wave curling over a tiny surfer) "Life is a wave,/Your attitude is your surfboard./Drew Kampion." Original blue cloth with gilt stamping to front cover and spine in color printed dustjacket. A fine copy, as new. Item #3677
This book celebrates ocean waves in over 100 spectacular color photos illuminated by a description of the life cycle of waves, anecdotes from sailors, surfers, canoeists and others, excerpts from literature pertaining to waves, a metaphysical interpretation of waves (by P.D. Ouspensky), and an explanatory photographers' index to the gallery. Kampion was formerly editor of Surfer Magazine and contributing editor of Surfing Magazine. In 2008 he became the first writer inducted into the Surfing Walk of Fame. A cult classic.