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1899
Edgeworth David, Mrs.
Funafuti 
Or Three Months on a Coral Island: An Unscientic Account of a Scientific Expedition.
Melville, Mullen and Slade, Melbourne.
John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1899.
Hard cover, ? pages, Black and white illustrations.
Review.
 
For extracts from page 170, see:
Source Documents
1899 Mrs. Edgeworth David: Funafuti.

1965 
Edmundson, Joseph : 
The Hand Book Of Swimming And Water Sports
Arthur Baker Limited 20 New Bond Street London W1
Hard cover, 240 pages, Bibliography, Appendices
Chapter Twelve : ‘Surfriding and Surf-ski-ing’ pages 159 – 175, 3 b/w illustrations
Appendix B : ‘The cost of water sports equipment’ page 236
 Appendix C : ‘How to make a surfboard’ pages 237 – 240
Review
Quaint account of English ‘surfriding’ circa 1965, ten years behind the Pacific scene, showing a strong Australian influence.
Special note :Figure 53 (page 169): “9’0” ‘Malibu’ Type Surfboard” is a classic.
See Surfcraft Plans and Specifications.
By the same author “The Handbook of Games for Parties”.
1965 The Hand Book Of Swimming And Water Sports
Pan Books Ltd, 8 Headfort Place, London, S.W.1
Soft cover, 239 pages, Bibliography, Appendices.
Image scanned above/right.

1967 
Edwards, Clinton R. :
Aboriginal Watercraft of the Pacific Coast of South America
University of California Press, Berkley and Los Angles, 1965.
Hard cover, 160 pages, black and white maps, Notes, and Plates, black and white.
Review
.A very detailed work.

See Source documents:
1965 Clinton R. Edwards : Rafts and Canoes, Pacific South America.

1967 
Edwards, Phil with Ottum, Bob :
You Should Have Been Here An Hour Ago - 
The Stoked Side of Surfing or How To Hang Ten Through Life and Stay Happy
Harper and Rowe 49 East  33rd Street New York, NY 10016
Hard cover, 179 pages, 71 black and white photographs, 2 black and white illustrations
Review
In many aspects, an unique surfing book.
Excerpt : 
Plans and Specifications : 1965 Phil Ewards' Hobie Nose-Rider

1976 
Edwards, Tony:
Porkarama
Tracks Publishing, 1976
Soft cover, xx pages, black and white illustrations.
Review
This, and the other two companion publications, mark an artistic landmark in surfing culture.



2006
Elder, Bruce:
Ready Aye Ready - A Century of North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club 1906-2006
North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club
Campbell Parade, North Bondi NSW 2026, Australia.
Soft cover, 259 pages, colour and black and white photographs and illustrations, Appendicies.
Review
A less than rigorous work without footnotes or even a basic bibliography, it has numerous historical errors including another repetition of the Gocher Myth, pages 11 and 14. \

Given that North Bondi was one of the more surfboard riding focused of the Eastern Surburbs's life saving clubs, there is a regrettable lack of relevant  information.
Frank Foran, club captain 1915-1918, was a noted boardrider who perhaps wrote the first article in December 1917 on basic surfboard riding instruction in The Surf, Number 3 page 6. 
While the famous Bondi boardrider, Jack 'Bluey' Mayes is listed in Appendix B as placing in the Australian Championships of 1939 and 1940, he does not appear in the body of the text.

1824 - 1831
Ellis, Rev. William (1794-1872)
Polynesian Researches: Hawaii
A New Edition, Enlarged and Improved
Charles E. Tuttle and Company
Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo Japan,1969.
Introduction by Edourad R. L. Doty, 471 pages.
Surfriding text pages 368 - 372. 
Surfriding illustration frontpiece, fold-out map.

First Publication:
Ellis, Rev. William:
Narrative of a Tour of Hawaii, or Owhyhee; with Remarks on the History, Traditions, At, nners, Customs and Language of the Inhabitants of the Sandwich Islands 
H. Fisher and Son, London, 1826. P. Jackson, London,1826.
Surfriding text pages 276-8.
First Edition:
Ellis, Rev. William:
Polynesian Researches, During a Residence of Nearly Eight Years in the Society and Sandwich Islands, Volumes I to IV..
Fisher, Son and Jackson, London, 1831.
Surfriding text Volume IV, pages 368 to 372.
Dela Vega et al. (2004) page 19, notes
"Hawaiian surfing text from the Narrative.
This edition introduces, on its title page the first published drawing of a man standing on a surf- board, by F. Howard.
Both Narrative and Polynesian Researches have been reprinted several times, and many do not have the surfing content and etching.
 
Surfriding text and surfriding illustration frontispiece are reproduced in:
Finney and Houston (1996) Appendix C. Pages 98 to 99. 
1993 
Evans, Jeremey :
Adventurers : Surfing
Julian Holland Publishing Ltd. Halley Court , Jordon Hill, Oxford OX2 8EJ
Hard cover, 48 pages, 61colour photographs, 3 colour illustrations, Glossary, Index.
Photographs by Simon McComb, Illustrations by Lawrie Taylor.
Review
British juvenile How-To book that covers all the basics competently, the photographs mainly of Europe and Hawaii. 
Comments on measuring wave size ('How Big?', page 16) are questionable. 
Jeremy Evans is mostly noted as an author of windsurfing books, one of which, Adventurers : Windsurfing also appears in this series.
Evans J,
                Adventurers-Surfing 1993

2010 
Evers, Clifton :
Notes for a Young Surfer.
Melbourne University Press
187 Grattan Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia, 2010.
Soft cover, 172 pages, Notes, Index.
Review
Certainly mis-titled, the book is more like Notes From a Young Surfer (or perhaps Portrait of the Surfer as a Young Man.)
My local library has catalogued the work in their Youth section, apparently based on the title.

Pedants Corner.
The final paragraph reads:
"We would do well to remember the original Hawaiian term for surfing: he'enalu. It means to slip or glide along a wave, but it also means to suspend one's judgement and confer with others. (14)"

There is no footnote #14.
Footnote #13, the  probable reference, is Finney and Houston: Ancient Surfing (1996), but with no page number.
Neither Finney and Houston (page 94), or their source, Pukui and Elbert: Hawaiian Dictionary (1986) page 63, include the meaning  "to suspend one's judgement and confer with others."

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Evans J, Adventurers-Surfing 1993

2007 
Ewell, John, Schmaus, Jane, and  the California Surf Museum:
Surfing in San Diego
(Images of America)
Arcadia Publishing
Charleston SC, Chicago IL, Portsmouth NH, San Francisco CA.
Soft cover, 127 pages, extensive black and white photographs.
Review
A wonderfully rich collection of early surfing photographs from the San Diego area.
Mostly covering the period between 1907 and the mid-1960s, the images are presented in separate chapters based on location. 
Evans J, Adventurers-Surfing 1993

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