Monday, 3 December 2012

Surfing historian and author Phil Jarratt will be in Victoria later this week promoting his new book, a definitive history of surfboard riding. Phil will visit both surf coasts, speaking and signing books at Mornington, Torquay and Lorne.

The book, launched in Sydney by Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan last month, has already been widely acclaimed. "No Australian surf journalist could have done it better," wrote Fred Pawle in The Australian. "His coverage of surfing's most dramatic period - the drug-addled late 1960s to early '80s - is unrivalled because he was there, and he tells it with unadulterated candour.

"Balanced beautifully," says Bob McTavish. "A real clear look at the whole picture. Amazing!"

"I regard him as the 'Kelly Slater' of surf journalism," writes Mark Richards on his blog.

Hear Phil Jarratt's take on the colourful history of surfing in Victoria this week at:
• Peninsula Surf Centre, Mornington, Thursday 6 Dec, 5.30-7pm
• Surf World Museum, Torquay, Friday 7 Dec, from 7pm
• Lorne Beach Books, Lorne, Saturday 8 Dec, 5.30-7.30pm


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