THE RAREST BOOK ON SURFING?
Saturday, 16 February 2013

Only eight copies of Gurrey's The Surf Riders of Hawaii are known to exist

For a brief time, Surfing Heritage Foundation will exhibit the first book of surf photography. A.R. Gurrey, Jr. (1874-1927) fashioned the first publication focused exclusively on surfing when he hand-created a book featuring eight of his black and white silver prints and a poem titled 'Childe Harold,' by Lord Byron.

Only eight copies of Gurrey's The Surf Riders of Hawaii are known to exist. The one on view at SHF was Gurrey's personal edition. It is being loaned by the Gurrey family for the exhibition, which will also include reproductions of each page in the book and other materials relating to the early publication. The exhibition will be on view at SHF from March 2 to May 4, 2013.
 
Gurrey's The Surf Riders of Hawaii will be included in the forthcoming California Gold: The Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction presented by the Quiksilver Waterman Collection.

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