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The Early History of Peruvian Surfing




Aloha and Welcome to this chapter on The Early History of Peruvian Surfing!

Peru is rich in surf history. While we can only conjecture as to its earliest days of riding reed craft, the stories of the early days of Peru’s modern era are now legendary across the planet.

I am indebted to the following for their contributions to this 23,069-word look at the early days of modern Peruvian surf history:

First and foremost is Oscar Tramontana Figallo, whose work in documenting Peruvian surf history was invaluable. Coming a close second is Felipe Pomar, who took time out to answer specific questions I had about his early days and the nature of Peruvian surfing especially in the 1960s. Thirdly, I am in much appreciation of the archival photos from Carlos Rey y Lama.

Although I credit everyone in my footnotes, I also want to thank – in the order of the appearance of their contributions – the following: Matt Warshaw, Ben Finney and James Houston, Peru Surf Guides, Glenn Hening, Marcus Sanders, Olas Peru, Fred Hemmings, Mike Doyle, Augusto Villaran, Oscar M. Brain and Juan Forero.

This is the first priced chapter in several years, at LEGENDARY SURFERS, at a cost of $7.95 U.S. Dollars (or equivalent). The chapter will be emailed to you as an electronic PDF file that you can read on-line, print out, and share with others. The chapter also includes hyperlinks to related material that you can click within the file, itself.

I hope you enjoy this read as much as I did writing it!






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