New from Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series is Surfing in Santa Cruz by Thomas Hickenbottom, the Santa Cruz Surfing Club Preservation Society and the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images along with a supportive narrative.
Santa Cruz is located on the northern tip of Monterey Bay on California’s central coast. Surfing was first introduced to the U.S. mainland in Santa Cruz by three visiting Hawaiian princes in the late 1880s. Since those early days, the Santa Cruz surfing culture has blossomed into a thriving lifestyle. Many of the world’s most highly regarded surfers hail from Santa Cruz. In fact, Santa Cruz, or “Surf City” as its known, has become a popular destination for surfing aficionados of all ages.
Surfing in Santa Cruz is a concise historical overview of the diverse and colorful surfing culture inhabiting the area.
Meet the author:
August 15th from 6-9pm
McPherson Art & History Museum
705 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
August 18th at 7:30pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz
1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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