Hawaiian Surfboard

Ninety-five-page book written by Tom Blake, part surf history and part instruction manual, originally published in 1935 as Hawaiian Surfboard; described by The Surfer's Journal as a "seminal volume of surf literature, [and] the sport's single most important document."

Surfing articles, essays, and journal entries were published before Blake's book, and in 1931 California's Ron Drummond wrote The Art of Wave Riding, a 26-page pamphlet on bodysurfing. But Hawaiian Surfboard was the sport's fir...