A Totally Rad History of Surfing

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book.jpgDid Christian missionaries really try to stop Hawaiians from surfing? A new book provides at some interesting facts and dispels some myths about the history of that ancient sport. The jacket of this new book has a picture of two middle-aged guys in wetsuits floating on surfboards. They're professors at UC Santa Barbara and their book is The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing. One is Peter Neushul and the other is Peter Westwick, who joins us here in our studio.

Credits

Guest:
Peter Westwick - University of Southern California

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Kerry Cavanaugh, Anna Scott