“Most people don't realize how important librarians are. I ran across a book recently which suggested that the peace and prosperity of a culture was solely related to how many librarians it contained. Possibly a slight overstatement. But a culture that doesn't value its librarians doesn't value ideas and without ideas, well, where are we?”
Neil Gaiman

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hanging Ten

Puerto Rico’s Surf Culture
By Steve Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick moved to San Juan after graduating from Boston College in 1988 and doing and extended tour of the Spanish Basque Country and the Canary Islands up through the summer of 1990.  During his college years, he’d made several surfing trips to San Juan and fell in love with the area.  This beautiful coffee table book is a culmination of his best surf images over 20 years.  The intro is a nice, concise history of Puerto Rico and several maps of the island are also included.  Lovers of Puerto Rico, surf culture, and island life will not be disappointed.  

Me hanging out with the "boys of eternal summer" in San Juan in February 2012

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