Stories Organisations Projects About Login

Book - To The Four Corners Of The World

From the Collection of Australian National Surfing Museum 77 Beach Road Surf City Plaza Surfcoast Highway Torquay Victoria

Description
Full colour, hard bound travel surf book by Peter Troy OAM, edited by Brendan McAloon. Colour cover image of a young Peter Troy by Rennie Ellis.
Size
H17cm x W24.5cm, 364 pages
Object Registration
2011.40015
Keywords
torquay, rod brooks, surf, bells beach, peter troy, rennie ellis, hawaii, nias, vic tantau, terry wall, bells beach surf contest, brazil, world surfing championships, biarritz, european surfing championships, flying pineapple media, sean doherty
Historical information
This book is the definitive history of the surf travels by Peter Troy. Troy's travels are the stuff of legends. An original and influential figure in the early days of surfing at Bells Beach, Troy left Australia in 1963 and roamed the planet with surfboard under arm from Europe to Hawaii, South America to South Africa, introducing surfing to Brazil and discovering untold perfect waves like Nias off the coast of Sumatra. He documented every step of this remarkable journey in letters home which were rediscovered after his untimely death in 2008.
When Made
1/1/2011 (estimated)
Made By
Flying Pineapple Media (Editor)
Significance
This book represents the major surf travel history of one of the great legends in world surfing Peter Troy from Torquay. In 1962 Troy was one of the founders of the Bells Beach Surf Contest, the longest running surf contest in the world. He was an intrepid surf traveller who during the period 1963-1966 introduced surfing to the country of Brazil and explored the four corners of the globe for waves. This book is a unique record of world travel by surfer(s)during this period.
Inscriptions & Markings
ISBN - 978-0-9808480-0-7
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM