Extremely rare: The 'First Surfing Book' (1914)
The Surf Riders of Hawaii by A.R. Gurrey Jr. © Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction
Sneak Peek Video: November
The Surf Riders of Hawaii by A.R. Gurrey Jr.
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 November, 2012 : - - Surf Auction presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection has posted up another auction "Sneak Peek" video. This installment highlights a truly scarce, unique, and rare find: The Surf Riders of Hawaii by A.R. Gurrey Jr.
The book was produced in 1914 by the father of surf photography A.R. Gurrey Jr. It is/was the first surfing book, self-published with hand printed photos on boards. Photos of surfing at Waikiki with short text on surfing, and ends with a photo of Duke.
Gurrey who surfed and pioneered water photography is credited as the first surfing photographer.
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Some Insight from Sothebys Auction in June 2011
Source: Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction
Author: The Editors
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