Putting that whole "who-did-it-first?" surf board design history argument aside, this is a beautiful book. Full credit to the designer Ben Tuffy and Noosa legend Carl Tanner who made some of his collection of vintage boards available. Full credit also to the back-in-the-day film crew - Divine, Merkel, Pithers, Crawford (RIP), McLeod, McCormack and Kidman whose shots augment an entertaining read courtesy of the heavy pounders of the keyboard - Jarrat, Fitzgerald, Hynd, Carroll and again Kidman.
And of course last word goes to big Mr Anderson:
"I've been working hard for many years.
I went to Japan three to four times a year
for 12 years and shaped
15 boards a day for 10 days straight.
I've worked hard over the years,
so I want to shape less,
but I still enjoy the creative process,
especially when it's a board for myself"