Surfing Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks

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Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks share an incredibly rich surfing history. Virginia Beach is home to major surfing institutions so iconic and long lasting they are simply referred to as “ECSC,” “WRV” and “17th Street.” Of course, the Outer Banks has the consistent waves. The barrels. The lighthouse. Its beaches have been the setting for iconic moments in the history of the Eastern Surfing Association. Local surfing historian Tony Lillis chronicles the rich history of surfing along Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks from the early twentieth century, when world travelers brought home tales of Hawaiian surfing, through the heyday of the 1960s and into the twenty-first century.
ISBN: 9781467145749
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Series: Sports
Images: 184
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Tony Lillis started skateboarding and surfing as a teenager in the mid-1970s. He earned a bachelors in history at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, from which he made frequent jaunts to Virginia Beach before and after class, as well as to the Outer Banks as often as possible. After graduation, he worked in book publishing for thirty years as an editor, marketing director and project manager for the Donning Company/Publishers, Antique Trader Books and Harris Connect. For many years, he was a resident of Virginia Beach, and he now resides in Norfolk.
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