SWITCHFOOT - THE OTHER SIDE OF SURFING 1960-1976
"SWITCH-FOOT SHOULD BE HAILED FOR RESURRECTING THEN IMMORTALISING IMAGES OF A BYGONE BEACH LIFESTYLE. ALSO FOR STOKING THE ETERNAL DEBATE ABOUT WHETHER SURFING IS A SPORT, SUBCULTURE, STATE OF MIND OR ALL OF THE ABOVE." CHAD WATSON, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD.
Focusing on the characters of the 1960s era and strictly 'pre professionalism' (1976) this book interviews dozens of at the elders/legends in surfing probing their thoughts, feelings and opinions on 15 dedicated subjects including;
- board design
- influential characters
- shortboard revolution
- peak experience
- the 60s culture
Laced with the iconic photographs that the SwitchFoot publications are known for, there are prominent photographic contributions from;
- John Pennings, Leo Hetzel, Bob Weeks, Dave Milnes, Steve Wilkings, Peter Green and Ron Perrott.
With further photographic contributions from;
George Greenough, Dick Hoole, John Severson, Jack Eden, Bill Ogden, Mal and Barrie Sutherland, Chris Brock, Albe Falzon, Jack McCoy … and others.
INTERVIEWS WITH : George Greenough - Bob McTavish - Wayne Lynch - Bill Wallace - Joe Larkin - Gordon Woods - Baddy Treloar - Jack Eden - Gerry Lopez - Peter Harris -Rabbit - PT - Nat Young - Neal Purchase SNR - Maurice Cole - ALBE Falzon -Chris Brock -Bob Cooper - Michael Cundith - Peter Drouyn - Geoff McCoy -Jack McCoy - Jim Banks - Mark Richards - Ken Adler - John Peck - Paul Gross - Paul Witzig - Peter Troy - Phyllis Odonnel - Rusty Miller - Robert Conneeley - MIke Doyle - Dick Van Straalen - Tom MOREY.