Surfing San Onofre to Point Dume 1936-1942
Author/Photographer: Don James
Publisher/Date: Adler Books (c. 1996) Third Printing, 2008
Format/Condition: New oblong hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine condition. 140 pages. Dimensions: 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Profusely illustrated
Description: Imagine surfing a perfect blue wave on a 90-pound redwood longboard, off a deserted beach of sparkling white sand. Surfing San Onofre to Point Dume takes us back to the halcyon days of pre-war California, when the earliest American surfers were busy inventing beach culture. Meet these tussle-haired free spirits who camped on the deserted beaches of Southern California, had lobster bakes and luaus with local Hollywood girls, and surfed at a time when nobody knew what surfing was. The beautiful and nostalgic photographs that surfer Don James took of himself and his friends capture the lost Eden of the California surf dream in all its glory and innocence.