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2005 
Tihanyi, Izzy and Tihanyi, Coco:
Surf Diva - A Girl's Guide to Getting Good Waves.Harcourt Inc.
6277 Sea Harbour Drive, Orlando, Florida 32887-6777
www.HarcourtBooks.com
Soft cover, 242 pages, black and white photographs, two-tone illustrations, Glossary, Index.
Review
A general how-to book focused on the female surfer.

1962 
Thomas, E.J.:
The Drowning Don't Die -
Fifty Years of Vigilance and Service by the Deewhy Surf Life-Saving Club 1912-1962
Published by the DeeWhySurf Life Saving Club
Printed by the Manly Daily Pty Ltd
Hard cover, 54 pages, 33 two-tone photographs, Executive officers 1912-62.
Review
Commissioned Surf life saving club history with sections on surfboards, pages 29 - 31 and the surfski, page31. Impressive aerial photogaph on front flyleaf.
Extracts : The Surfboard  and   The Surfski

1960 - 1970? 
Thompson (ed) :
Manly - South Pacific Playground
Douglas Thompson Pty Ltd
17 Connell Street, Sydney
Artwork by Francis L. Broadhust
Photography by Ernest Mc Quillan, and others.
Hard cover, 40 pages, black and white photographs, black/white/blue illustrations, black and white illustrations (reproductions).
Review

2003
Thompson, Donald:
Donald Thompson in Arnhem Land
Compiled and introduced by Nicolas Peterson
The Miegunyah Press

Melbourne University Publishing, Victoria, 2003.
Hard cover, 245 pages, black and white illustrations and photographs, Notes, Sources, Illustrations, Index.
Review
The work is compiled from drafts and outlines detailing Thompson's work in the Northern Territory in the 1930s.

In the Introduction to the first edition (1983) Nicolas Peterson notes that he has accepted "the risk of de-Thomsonising the account" and changed certain terms in the original text.
The justification for this is "
to protect Thomson from anachronistic criticism."

For extracts, see: 1930 Donald Thompson: Arnhem Land


2005 
Thompson, Hunter S. and Steadman, Ralph:
The Curse of Lono
Taschen Books
6671 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 1508, USA-Los Angles, CA 90028, 2005.
Hard cover, 208 pages, colour and black and white illustrations. 
Review
Initially visiting the Hawaiian Islands to cover the 1980 Honolulu Marathon, most of the book records Thompson and Steadman's stay on the Kona coast of the large island, Hawaii.
While surfing has only a minor role in Thompson's story, there are several outstanding surfing illustrations by Ralph Steadman.

First published in 1983.


2000 
Thoms, Albie:
Surfmovies
The Blue Group 
PO Box 321 Noosa Heads Queensland 4567 
Hard cover, extensive black and white and colour photographs, posters, flyers, record sleeves, documents; 
Filmography, 192 pages. 
Review
This is an outstanding book, exhibiting extensive personal knowledge, rigorous research and a committed love of the subject. Even if the core of the book (the actual film references) was omitted, the additional notes on surfing history, surfboard design, music, magazines, fashion and culture (both surf culture and general observations) themselves, would be a significant achievement. An essential text. 
High Light (for a 15 year old male in 1967)
Lindy Hobbs, Surfing World, photo by Rennie Ellis, page 160.

Review by Nick Carroll
realsurf forum, Sunday Sep 19, 2010. 
http://forum.realsurf.com/forum/search.php?t=18006
"ALBIE THOMS'S SURFMOVIES.
That's a pretty damn good piece of non-fiction about a great surfing subject. 
Meticulously researched and connects all the dots."


1983
Thorn, Jim:
The First 75 Years, 1908-1983.
A History of the Helensburgh-Stanwell Park Surf life Saving Club.
Surf life Saving Association of Australia - National Council.
"Surf House", 62 Buckingham Street, Sydney 2010, 1983.
Telephone (STD02) 699 6088.
Softcover, 72 pages, black and white photographs.
Review

1998
Thornley, Mark and Dante, Veda :the
Surfing Australia
.Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd 1998
Softcover, 327 pages, extensive colour photographs and maps, Appendix, Index.
Review
Well presented surf guide with some spelling mistakes and minor errors, for example "Rabbit...a member of the famous Bronzed Aussies" page 322.
Notable features...
Brief surfing history by Rabbit Bartholomew, pages 25 to 30.
Includes rare photograph of Isobel Letham and board circa 1917, page 28.
Australian surf films by Albert Falzon and Dick Hoole, pages 36 to 39, - has several printing errors.
Surfboard art by Mark Thornley, pages to 226 to 229.

1981
Toghill, Jeff and Flett, John :
Building Small Boats, Surfcraft and Canoes in Fibreglass
A.H. and A.W. Reed  Pty. Ltd. 
53 Myoora Road, Terry Hills, Sydney 
Soft cover, 103 pages,  56 b/w photographs, 36 b/w illustrations, 10 tables Glossary, Index. 
Review
Emphasis is on molded craft, surfboards and sailboards are detailed in Chapter 5. 
Materials (Chapter 1) and Tools and Equipment (Chapter 2) may also be of interest.

1998 
Toghill, Jeff:
Surfing – the fundamentals
New Holland Publishers (Australia) Pty. Ltd. 
14 Aquatic Drive Frenchs Forest NSW 2086 Australia 
Soft cover, pages?,  47 b/w photographs, 3 b/w illustrations, 5 b/w maps, index. 
Review
Basic beginners book that breaks no new ground. Photographs tend to be poor quality or poor reproduction or both and the design section features the current, but atypical, McCoy ‘Nugget’. Major proof-reader gaffe: “Most short boards today have two fins.”  – page 16.(in 1998?). 

1996
Tomlinson, Joe: 
Extreme Sports
Carlton Books Limited, United Kingdom.
The Book Company International Pty Ltd.
9/9-13 Winbourne Road, Brookvale 2100, Sydney, Australia.
Hard cover, 192 pages, colour photographs, Index.
Review.

2008 
Thomson, Shaun, Photography by Dan Merkel:
Bustin' Down the Door - The Surf Revolution of '75.
With essays by Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew, Ian Cairns, Dave Parmenter, Mark Richards, Peter Townend, Mike Tomson.
Harry N. Abrams Inc.
115 West street New York, NY 10011, 2008.
www.hnabooks.com
Hard cover, 176 pages, extensive black and white and colour photographs, Glossary, Credits. 
Review
A photographic feast  focused on the Hawaiian winter of 1975, primarily of the visiting Australians and South Africans but with a substantial number of contemporary Hawaiian and US surfers such as Lopez, Abellira and Hakman.
While some of the beach photographs are possibly printed here for the first time, most of the action images have been previously published, some extensively.
Notably absent from the 1975-76 season was Michael Peterson, the dominant Australian competitor of the period - the only photograph here unfortunately a beach portrait, page 106.

Printed in conjunction with the release of the film of the same name, which was first used as the title of a Surfer magazine article by Rabbit in 1976 and subsequently for his 1996 autobiography.
The featured quotations are taken from the film. 


2002
Towery, Chris and Pruett, Matt :
Wavescape - Portraits of the Planet's Best Surf Spots.
Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
250 Wireless Boulevade, Hauppauge, NY 11788 2002.
Hard cover, 160 pages, extensive colour photographs, Glossary, Index.
Review
This book is a disappointment - I was at least expecting a series of classic line-up photographs. These are probably in the minority.
Unfortuately, the format varies widely and, of course, wave selection is subjective. The failure to include Malibu (the wave so good, they named a board after it) is noted.
There is potential here for a detailed work  that would include a classic line-up photograph, early/first riders, early/first photograph, local heroes, a map - starting with Waikiki.

1973 
Tracks Magazine (compilations of previously published articles) :
The Best of Tracks    (Vol. I)
Editors : Falzon, Albert; Stewart, John; Grissim, John. :
Tracks Publishing Co Pty Ltd. P.O. Box 178 Avalon, NSW.
Soft cover, 148 pages (includes cover), b/w photographs and illustrations.
Review
In depth resource of Australian surf scene 1970 – 1972 with excellent photographs and features including Interviews (George Greenough, Dick Brewer, Peter Townend, Paul Neilson, Robert Conneely, Dick van Straalen, Midget Farrelly, Donald Paarman (South Africa), Michael Peterson), Travel, Weather, Movies, Design, Humour, Ecology and Lifestyle. Two, of many, highlights…
1. Bob McTavish’s personal history of surfboard design – ‘Pods
    for Primates’ Part 1 and Part 2 (pages 120 – 124).
2. Denny Aaberg’s short story ‘No Pants Mance’ (pages 68 – 69) – this was used as a basis for the film script for John Millius’ “Big Wednesday”, 1978.
Unfortunately the design feature does not include previously published articles on Twin fins circa 1970. 

1974/5 
Tracks Magazine (compilations of previously published articles) 
Editor : Phil Jarratt 
The Best of Tracks Vol. II
Soundtracts Publishing Pty. Ltd. 
P.O. Box 746 Darlinghurst, NSW 2010. 
Soft cover, 96 pages, b/w photographs and illustrations. 
Review
Features include Interviews (Wayne Lynch), News, Eating It, Alternatives, Design. Design articles include UFO kneeboards, bottoms, rails, fins and Michael Peterson’s triple flyer pintail (Pa Bendall contest 1976). Tracks staff have questioned the existence of this volume (Number xxx, xxx 1998). 

1979 
Tracks Magazine (compilations of previously published articles) 
Editor : Paul Holmes :
The Best of Tracks Vol. III
Soundtracts Publishing Pty. Ltd.
 P.O. Box 746 Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Soft cover, 115 pages, b/w photographs and illustrations.
Review
Interviews (Rabbit Batholomew, Ian Cairns, Bruce Raymond, George Greenough, Peter Drouyn, Mark Warren, Pam Burridge), Travel, Contests, Humour, News and Lifestyle. Unfortunately no Design feature.

1980 
Tracks Magazine (compilations of previously published articles) 
Editor : Kirk Wilcox :
Best of Tracks Vol. IV
Mason Stewart Publishing Pty. Ltd
P.O. Box 746, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Soft cover, 114 pages, b/w photographs and illustrations.
Review
Waves, Travel, History 1970 – 1979, Environment, Contests, Lifestyle and Design. Design includes single and MR twin fins, Geoff McCoy interview, Peter Crawford on Tri-fin kneeboards, and Dougall Walker on the Tri-fin (pages 86 – 94). Also note Simon Anderson interview post Bell’s and Surfabout wins 1981 with his new Thruster design (pages 80 – 81). 

1982 
Tracks Magazine (compilations of previously published articles) 
Editor : Kirk Wilcox :
How To Surf
Mason Stewart Publishing Pty. Ltd
P.O. Box 746, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Soft cover, 114 pages, b/w photographs and illustrations.
Review
Waves, Travel, History 1970 – 1979, Environment, Contests, Lifestyle and Design. Design includes single and MR twin fins, Geoff McCoy interview, Peter Crawford on Tri-fin kneeboards, and Dougall Walker on the Tri-fin (pages 86 – 94). Also note Simon Anderson interview post Bell’s and Surfabout wins 1981 with his new Thruster design (pages 80 – 81). 

2010
Troy, Peter:
To the Four Corners of the World - The Lost Journals of the Original Surf Explorer
Edited by Brian McAloon,.
Flying Pinapple Media
Jan Jac, Victoria, Australia, 2010.
www.flyingpinapple.com.au
Hard cover, 360 pages, maps, black and white and colour photographs
Review 
The book is mostly a collection of letttters written by Peter Troy to his parents during his global travels in 1962 to 1966, supplemented by reproduced magazine articles and an eclectic selection of documents and photographs.
Given the extent of Troy's travels, there is only a limited amount of surfing material.
These sections are largely about his attendance at various surfing contests in France, Hawai'i, and  Peru.
His surfing in Bali and at Nias in the 1970s is covered in an postscript at the end of the book.

This copy courtesy of Paul Flack.


1899
Twombly, Alexander S.:
Hawaii and Its People - The Land of Rainbow and Palm.
World and Its People: A Series of Geographical Readers, Book IX.
Silver, Burdett & Co., 1899, New York, 1899.
Hard cover, xx pages, b/w plates and illustrations.
Review 
In an author's note, Twombly notes that "he has used material used material from the best authorities", and the brief account of surfriding is clearly a composite of several authors and adds no new material.
In Part 1, Ancient Hawaii and Folklore, reproduces the story of "Kelea the Surf Rider" as Chapter V and some of the other ancient legends have surfing references.
Of particular interest are the early photographs by James J. Williams.
John Webber'sA View of KaraKakooa, in Owyhee, (1788) is reproduced on page 102.

For extracts, see:
1899 Alexander S. Twombly : Surf Riding in Hawaii.
Also note
Kelea: the surf-rider, a romance of pagan Hawaii, by Alex. Stevenson ... Twombly, Alexander S. (Alexander Stevenson), 1832-1907.
Hathi Trust
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015048785763

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