“A ROYAL SPORT,” JACK LONDON’S OPERATIC ODE TO SURFING

Jack London’s widely-read surfing essay, originally titled “Riding the South Seas Surf,” was published in a 1907 issue of Women’s Home Companion. In Cruise of the Snark, London’s 1911 travel book, it was retitled “A Royal Sport.”  *  *  * That is what it is, a royal sport for the natural kings of earth. The…