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Author: Fred Hemmings
ISBN13: 978-1560252054
Title: The Soul of Surfing
Format: mbr docx azw lit
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Language: English
Category: Water Sports
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press (May 20, 1999)
Pages: 151

The Soul of Surfing by Fred Hemmings

The Soul of Surfing is Fred Hemmings's "talking story" about surfing's culture and history, his own long association with the sport, and everything from surfer slang to the daredevils who risk death to challenge the big waves. Online Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Apple Books Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Indigo Alibris Better World Books IndieBound.

In 1964 Fred Hemmings was gifted one of Brewer's personal boards which he road to victory in that year's Makaha International Surfing Championships, after being photographed by Dr Don James on the morning of the contest. Fred recalls that after the officials called for the contest area to be vacated, several times, he was the only one left on the break. Basically the same book, minor variations. Fred Hemmings: The Soul of Surfing Sports Enterprises, 1997. Sports Enterprises, Inc. Maunawili, Hawaii, 1997 Hard Cover and paperback. Da Capo Press, Incorporated.

The Soul of Surfing captures the roots and growth of the sport as told by former world champion and father of modern-day professional surfing. Fred Hemmings explores the true personalities that made the sport of surfing what it is today. A good overview of surfing in Hawaii’s past and present coupled with the perspective of the author, a former surfing champion himself. Lots of action photos and some vintage as well, features the top names in the sport of surfing today and from the past.

Margo Godfrey (1970). Contributing To This Entry.

Fred Hemmings is a Surfer. Fred was born in 1940s, in the middle of Baby Boomers generation. He and his five siblings were born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Fred Hemmings, Sr. and Lilian Frietas Hemmings. He was raised in the Roman Catholic faith. When he was just twelve years old, he finished third in the junior division of the Makaha International Surfing Championships. DID YOU KNOW He wrote a bestselling book titled The Soul of Surfing is Hawaiian and was a columnist for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. FACT He and Sunny Garcia are both well known surfers from Hawaii

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Hemmings began surfing in Waikiki at age eight; in 1961 and 1963 he won the juniors division of the Makaha International contest; in 1964 he took the Makaha men's title (while earning all-league honors as a center on the Punahoe High School football team), then finished runner-up in 1965, and won again in 1966. Hemmings's strengths as a surfer were power and consistency; he rode in a fairly narrow stance, drew elegant if somewhat predictable lines across the wave, and kept his maneuvers under control at all times, even while charging through the most critical sections. He self-published a memoir titled The Soul of Surfing is Hawaiian in 1997. Hemmings' family also made the news with some regularity. Younger brother Aka Hemmings was a renowned canoe paddler; daughter Kaui Hart Hemmings' debut novel, The Descendents, was made into a hit movie starring George Clooney.

Опубликовано: 23 авг. 2015 г. Fred Hemmings tells the story of legendary surfer Duke Kahanamoku at the Surfers Heritage and Cultural Center Luau in Washington . held to honor the induction of one of Duke's surfboards and other surfing artifacts into the Smithsonian Institution and National Museum of American History. Стандартная лицензия YouTube.

Former world champion Fred Hemmings’ belief is that surfing, for the most part, is nothing more than a clean, healthy S-P-O-R-T. I wouldn’t argue the point. A version of surf history can in good faith be told mostly in terms of athletic achievement and the sport’s advances in equipment and technique. Stretch it out to comfortably include everyone from the diehard sportsman to the soul-magma proselytizer-and that pretty much gets you to five hundred pages, right there. five-foot increments. These were all surf-world traditions by the early 1970s.

The boldness with which we saw [the Hawaiians] perform these difficult and dangerous maneuvers was altogether astonishing. . . . Penned over 200 years ago, Captain Cook's words could be written today with no less awe or sincerity. In Waikiki, the Hawaiians were the first people to harness the surf as a source of pleasure. Where, for thousands of years, cultures living on the coastlines of the world's great oceans had seen waves only as menacing natural adversaries, the Hawaiians saw fun. Today, as surfers push the boundaries of wave riding, the ultimate test for the surfing elite remains Hawaii's formidable waves. The Soul of Surfing is Fred Hemmings's "talking story" about surfing's culture and history, his own long association with the sport, and everything from surfer slang to the daredevils who risk death to challenge the big waves.
Reviews: 6
One of the greats has finally written about his love of surfing and the history of the sport, including its professional beginnings. Thank you, Fred, for baring your soul and sharing your stories. Now we will have them for all time.
Thanks! A great book.
The Soul of Surfing captures the roots and growth of the sport as told by former world champion and father of modern day professional surfing, Fred Hemmings. The book is an autobiography of the late 50's thru the 90's of the sport and surrounding lifestyles within Hawaii. Surfing personalities, world renowned spots, and histories are brought to life through the author who grew up on the beaches of Waikiki.
What a great book. A surfer's book! Fred kept it short, sweet and heartfelt...all a surfer requires. I don't agree 100% with his beliefs but he speaks honestly and with a spirit only a Hawaiian could fully grasp. His political platform gets my vote. His last page gave me goosebumps. I have done many things in life non-surfing related but more than anything else, to say "I am a surfer", says it all!
The book covers surfing historically as well as the spirit of the men and woman who ride the waves. The cover should be the famous Makaha "bowl" photo of Hemmings.
This book really made me wish I'd lived in Hawaii in the 60's. Mr. Hemmings provides an excellent history of the growth of surfing and outrigger canoe racing. It's hard to imagine his uncrowded surf of the 60's. Also a very good look at the change from the recreational surfer to the professional competitor. I highly recommend this book to any person who surfs.