Australians have always had an affinity with surfing and the beach, and crowds flocked to Aussie surf beaches as long ago as the late eighteen hundreds. 'Victorian' attitudes to decorum and displays of flesh never hindered the country's love of the beach and over the next hundred years, surfing, surf shooting and sunbaking became a defining aspect of Aussie culture. Fully illustrated throughout with fantastic surfing shots as well as memorabilia, Blue Heaven celebrates the heroics of surf life saving, the sixties boom of surfboard riding and the transition of surfing from a lifestyle to a bustling energetic industry.
Buy Blue Heaven book by Murray Walding from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(271mm x 252mm x 17mm)
Hardie Grant Books
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Author Biography - Murray Walding
Murray Walding is an avid surf historian and freelance writer. His collection of surf related memorabilia is regarded as one of the most extensive in the world.