Surf Odyssey: The Culture of Wave Riding

“Only a surfer knows the feeling,” writes Andrew Groves in the preface to Surf Odyssey: The Culture of Wave Riding, published by Gestalten. The art of ruling the waves is viewed here as an all-encompassing passion, but also as a complex and multifaceted culture: a world that can be described only through the inexhaustible expressive force of photographs and illustrations, accompanied by the accounts of sportsmen and women, insiders and creatives. What emerges straightaway is the adventurous component of the discipline, which drives surfers to seek new spots in remote locations.

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