9th Ave: Steve Estes with Andrew Perry

Friday, August 19, 2022 - 7:00pm

Cover of Steve Estes' Surfing the South. The cover is a photo of a beach at sunset, and a person running in the water with a surfboard, backlit by the sun. The title is in big white 70s font down the top left corner.
Join us on Friday, August 19 at 7pm PT when Steve Estes celebrates his book Surfing the South with Andrew Perry of City Surf Project at 9th Ave!

Masks and Proof of Vaccination Required for In-Person Attendance

Or watch online by registering at the link below

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QKd4IgoCS7mjspxaG5ynoQ

About Surfing the South
When most Americans think of surfing, they often envision waves off the coasts of California, Hawai'i, or even New Jersey. What few know is that the South has its own surf culture. To fully explore this unsung surfing world, Steve Estes undertook a journey that stretched more than 2,300 miles, traveling from the coast of Texas to Ocean City, Maryland. Along the way he interviewed and surfed alongside dozens of people—wealthy and poor, men and women, Black and white—all of whom opened up about their lives, how they saw themselves, and what the sport means to them. They also talked about race, class, the environment, and how surfing has shaped their identities.

The cast includes a retired Mississippi riverboat captain and alligator hunter who was one of the first to surf the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, a Pensacola sheet-metal worker who ran the China Beach Surf Club while he was stationed in Vietnam, and a Daytona Beach swimsuit model who shot the curl in the 1966 World Surfing Championships before circumnavigating the globe in search of waves and adventure. From these varied and surprising stories emerge a complex, sometimes troubling, but nevertheless beautiful picture of the modern South and its people.

About Steve Estes
Steve Estes
is an avid surfer and professor of history at Sonoma State University.

Surfing the South: The Search for Waves and the People Who Ride Them By Steve Estes Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781469667775
Availability: Click the TITLE to view store availability
Published: University of North Carolina Press - May 24th, 2022

When most Americans think of surfing, they often envision waves off the coasts of California, Hawai'i, or even New Jersey. What few know is that the South has its own surf culture. To fully explore this unsung surfing world, Steve Estes undertook a journey that stretched more than 2,300 miles, traveling from the coast of Texas to Ocean City, Maryland.


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