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A softcover trade re-issue of the original hardcover version published in 2001 and now out-of-print. Meticulously researched by Gary Lynch during the last 15 years of Blake's life, and written by Lynch and Malcolm Gault-Williams, the book has continued to generate interest. Not really surprising perhaps, given what an innovator and pioneer Blake was in surfing during the early- to mid-20th century.

From his friendship with Duke Kahanamoku, to his work on lighter, hollow boards, his experiments with the first surfboard fin and attempts at sailboarding, this book is a must-have item for anyone fascinated by surfing's roots and history.