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Drew Kampion releases 'Greg Noll: Art of the Surfboard'





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Surfing Legend Profiled in New Book on the History of the Surfboard

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 15 March, 2007 : - -  Seattle Washington -- One of the greatest surfers of all time, Greg Noll has built a considerable reputation as master of surfboard making, or “shaping.”  In Greg Noll: The Art of the Surfboard, (Gibbs Smith, Hardcover, $39.95, April), this surfing pioneer is profiled, along with 150 color photographs and a guide to Noll’s various surfboard labels.

Collectors and surfers alike prize his unique brand of board, and the action surf shots throughout the book are sure to appeal to fans of the sport.  Recently featured in the award-winning documentary feature, Riding Giants, “Da Bull,” in his iconic black-and-white striped trunks, was emblematic of big surf and fearless commitment.

In addition to being the giant of big-wave surfing, surf movies, and surf magazines, by the mid-1960s, Noll was one of the largest surfboard manufacturers in the world. 

The Art of the Surfboard includes

· A biographical introduction to Greg Noll

· Descriptive step-by-step photo sequences with explanatory text on building balsa, foam, and classic wooden surfboards

· A chronological gallery of Greg Noll surfboards, vintage 1950 to 2005, featuring photographs, action shots, commentary      from surfers and shapers, and from Greg himself on the boards and their eras

· A guide to the various Greg Noll surfboard labels and the years each was used Illustrated throughout with action surf      shots taken by some of surfing's master photographers 

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About Drew Kampion

Drew Kampion is a former editor of several magazines including Surfer, Surfing, and Wind Tracks.  He is the author of The Book of Waves, Stoked! A History of Surf Culture, and The Lost Coast: Stories from the Surf.  Drew is currently the American Editor of the international periodical, The Surfer’s Path, the world’s first “green” surf magazine.  Married with two children, he lives in Langley, Washington. 

About Gibbs Smith
Founded in 1969, Gibbs Smith, Publisher specializes in beautifully illustrated lifestyle books, with topics including design and architecture, cooking, business, holiday, and sports. Our children’s category features the celebrated Sierra Club Books for Children series. Our mission is to produce books that enrich and inspire humankind the world over.  Other children’s titles from Gibbs Smith, Publisher include Stoked! A History of Surf Culture, and Waves: From Surfing to Tsunami.

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