Jack London was the biggest swinging dick writer in America in the early 1900’s, thanks to Call of the Wild and White Fang and other adventure books. He was a he-man who loved to box and get his hands dirty. In 1906, London designed and built a boat he called the Snark, which he promptly sailed from San Francisco to Honolulu. Once there Jack went surfing right away, got stoked, and wrote a long article about the sport that ran in magazines around the world—for millions of people that was their first real look at surfing. On this episode of the Sunday Joint, Tyler and Jamie examine London and the surfing archetypes he helped create.
The Sunday Joint Podcast is an Encyclopedia of Surfing-adjacent show, produced by Surf Splendor. Stream or download on your favorite pod platforms, including Apple and Spotify.