We are proud to announce the release of Tom Blake–The Uncommon Journey of a Pioneer Waterman: second edition. This new edition is a softcover trade re-issue of the original hardcover version which has been sold out and out of print now for more than two years.
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 and inquiries. 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. And this softcover issue makes it a very affordable addition to every library or bookshelf.