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Independent SURF PUBLISHING ~ Switch-Foot classic surfing BOOK ~ the trilogy.
Independent SURF PUBLISHING ~ Switch-Foot classic surfing BOOK ~ the trilogy.
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It is nearly ten years (2005) since the first switch-foot book took to the surfing world, creating ripple effects wherever it went. That book sold out very quickly and you will never see it in print again. If you can find a copy, get it! 

Switch-Foot II arrived in 2009 : a mammoth 368 pages and was also nominated for an Australian Surfing Hall Of Fame Award. Rolling Stone magazine gave the book a double spread - The Sydney Morning Herald a glowing review, the only bummer was that Greenough said it was 'too big to hold in the bath tub', this affected sales.

NOW, 

Surfers are requesting a third book

What have we got planned for the book?

- 95% vintage (black and white film) imagery from 1960-1976 from over a dozen photographers, painting a diverse pallett of photographic styles of this wonderful era of surfing.

- Interviews with a wide gamut of the elders of surfing, who are all being asked the same questions - who all have their own opinions and perspectives from a life of surfing this watery planet. 

- closing chapter is on modern surfing and the 'Rennaisance of Slide' 'The Elixir of Fine Flow' with a look at the birth of the movement which spawned in California in the early-mid 1990s. 


This is the best switch-foot book yet. From all we have learned in our decade of making books - now is the time to deliver the opus

The new book will be 210-230 pages long and it has some of the best photography we have ever seen ---> from diligent digging and research by Editor Andrew Crockett and the support of photographers like John Pennings, Bob Weeks, Ron Perrott, Peter Green and Dave Milnes. We have found the hidden treasures, images you have never seen. 

The words are a plethora of hard cutting questions, designed to lay urban myths to rest ---> to put the historically significant characters where they should be, but also, to pass on some serious wisdom (read common sense) in board design, fin dynamics and lessons learned from a life in surfing from a cast of salty characters including; Wayne Lynch, George Greenough, Gerry Lopez, Tom Morey, Baddy Trelor, Bob McTavish, Bob Cooper, Mickey Munoz, Robert Conneeley, Geoff McCoy, Chris Brock, Paul Gross, Mike Doyle, Rusty Miller, Nat, Rabbit and a few other rabbit's we are pulling out of a hat. 

Beautiful art + illustrations 

High quality meticulously restored film photos of the era we are love so much - the 60s. Old cars, old boards, surfing innocence and a style of surfing that is completely un-attainable in the modern era, because we all wince when the camera is pointing at us ---> dont we? 

https://www.facebook.com/switchfoot.classic.surfing

Below is some of our collectible rewards - the Bob Weeks Triptych -

Bob Weeks Triptych ($450 signed and numbered 1/5)
Bob Weeks Triptych ($450 signed and numbered 1/5)

 Below is the limited edition t-shirt 

Ltd Edition tee
Ltd Edition tee
$100 reward : MP @ Kirra by Dick Hoole (the finished image does not have MP's signature in the wave)
$100 reward : MP @ Kirra by Dick Hoole (the finished image does not have MP's signature in the wave)
Triptych 2 - Bob Weeks
Triptych 2 - Bob Weeks

Bob Weeks triptych No2 from Bob Weeks ($450 signed & numbered 1/5)

Original artpiece by Gerry Wedd 1/1 (see our $400 reward)
Original artpiece by Gerry Wedd 1/1 (see our $400 reward)

Risks and challenges

The book business has changed - that is why we need your help. We need to know how many books to print.

This will be the fifth book brought together by Andrew Crockett, his most recent book was a galiant effort to try and get more people playing golf and less people surfing. (see http://www.bumpandrun.com.au)

To get the time, Editor Andrew Crockett needs to walk away from paid work and dedicate his waking hours to this project…to immerse himself in the salty world. Most of the legwork has been done, including sourcing the images and interviews. Now is the hard time and money consuming process of getting the interviews into print, scanning and restoring old negatives, designing the layout, sourcing the printer+paperstocks, dealing with the shipping and freight.

How many will get printed? NO IDEA, we plan to print as many as well sell here on this campaign, plus a few more to keep in the garage and to give to distributors.

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    Receive a copy of the published hardcover book sent to your home address, anywhere in the world….signed by the author….receive the book BEFORE is available in any shops.

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    Receive a copy of the published book + a limited edition switch-foot t-shirt printed on a high quality soft cotton blank, made in Australia using eco-friendly water discharge ink. You will be contacted to arrange your shirt size at the completion of the kickstarter campaign.

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    Book + Witzig Trilogy…..Receive a copy of the published hardcover book sent to your home address, anywhere in the world….signed by the author….receive the book BEFORE it is available in any shops. (This book will likely retail for $80-$100 once published - this is your chance to get in early and get a great price)

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    Receive the Paul Witzig trilogy of surf films sent in a box set to your door…signed by the man himself. Hot Generation, Evolution and Sea of Joy are three of the finest Australian surf films and I am stoked to have Paul's support.

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    MP Photo Print + New book. A signed print of the Michael Peterson (black & white) 'Kirra Tube' photo by Dick Hoole. Taken in 1976, this is an iconic image of the late MP. Printed on photographic paper and signed by Dick Hoole, the image measures 31cm wide and has a white border with the image description, centred, at the bottom of the print. (Open Edition print) Receive a copy of the published hardcover book sent to your home address, anywhere in the world….signed by the author….receive the book BEFORE is available in any shops. (This book will likely retail for $80-$100 once published - this is your chance to get in early and get a great price)

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    The very collectible (and long out of print) Australian Surfers' Journal box set + the new Switch-Foot book. (this is 7 of the ten original magazines - go to updates to see which magazines) In 1998-1999 Phil Jarrett was instrumental in bringing Australia some of the finest surfing publications since the early Tracks magazines. Sadly, Australia didnt 'get it' and the whole concept was abandoned two years into it.

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    For Australians: Receive all three switch-foot books signed by the author.

    *we only have a very small number of the original switch-foot book remaining. Both books are getting more collectible as time passes by.

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    The first Switch-Foot book (2005), currently retailing at $150…signed by 9 contributors! Bob McTavish, Peter Troy (r.i.p), Dick Hoole, Peter Townend, George Greenough, Rusty Miller, Steve Cooney and Mal Sutherland.

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    Original Gerry Wedd 'Thong' artwork of 'Headless McTavish' 1/1 + the new Switch-Foot
    book signed by the author.

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    A signed and numbered Triptych (3 vintage images) from Bob Weeks. The finished matted image measures 110cm wide. Printed on high quality cotton paper with an archival matting techniques that ensures the image will not be damaged if it ever needs to be re-framed. The 3 images are sent matted and framed, ready for you to take to a framer and insert the glass. Bob Weeks has never offered this before, limited to 5 copies.

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    Receive the original Switch-Foot poster art (2005) signed by the legend surfer Michael Peterson (r.i.p) Michael was a fan of the switch-foot books and featured heavily in both books, with dozens of photos of him in his prime. (Measures 70cm x 50cm.)

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    Receive a copy of the published book signed and numbered by George Greenough. Only 3 copies.

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    In the credits & copyright of the book, on page 3, you can be listed as the 'Brains Behind The Project', or any other creative title you like…'the original switch-foot legend'.

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    Have your name printed on the back cover of the book along with all the other legends of surfing who are contributing to the book.

    You will also be able to answer one of the questions that the legends are answering and your answer will be printed in the published book.
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