LeRoy Grannis Book

The SURFING HERITAGE FOUNDATION has a great deal on the latest LeRoy Grannis book available to founding members. If you don't know about the SHF, please visit their website and checkout what they're doing...

Here's the message recently received from SHF:

Dear friends of SHF,

From time to time, we will alert you to exclusive opportunities to take
advantage of special offers and events that are not available to the general
public at large. This is one of the small ways we can acknowledge you, our
faithful group of supporters. We will only do this when we feel it is
appropriate and inline with our mission and goals towards preservation
and/or education in regards to genre of surf culture.

We are proud to offer you a chance to purchase legendary surf photographer
LeRoy Grannis' newest limited edition signed and numbered book, LeRoy
Grannis, Surf Photography of the 1960s and 1970s at the suggested retail
price of $400.00. There are only 1000 copies of this being distributed
worldwide with 600 slated for the US and 300 of those have already been
pre-sold! This means there are only 300** available at this time and the
book is not due to launch until March of this year. As a special incentive,
if you place your order by Monday, January 23, 2006, we will include a FREE
Surfing Heritage Foundation t-shirt in your choice of grey or white. This is
an $18.00 value plus we will cover the shipping, handling and State tax at
no additional charge to you. Here are the details of this exciting but
limited time offer:

LeRoy Grannis, Surf Photography of the 1960s and 1970s

Jim Heimann (ED), Steve Barilotti
Hardcover, 39.6 x 33 cm (15.6 x 13 in.), 278 pages
Editions: English/French/German: (available March 2006)
Retail price $400.00 + tax
Friends of the SHF price $400.00 (includes tax & shipping)
(*State tax varies)
(** This number will obviously decrease as books get sold)

At a time when surfing is more popular than ever, it's fitting to look back
at the years that brought the sport into the mainstream. One of the key
image-makers from that period is LeRoy Grannis, a surfer since 1931, who
began photographing the scene in California and Hawaii in the longboard era
of the early 1960s.

This collection, drawn from Grannis' personal archives, showcases an
impressive selection of surf photographs-from the bliss of catching the
perfect wave at San Onofre to dramatic wipeouts at Oahu's famed North Shore.
It is in these iconic images that a sport still in its adolescence embodied
the free-spirited nature of an era-a time before shortboards and celebrity
endorsements, when surfing was at its bronzed best.

Again we want to stress, this is a very limited-time offer, this book is
anticipated to sell-out quickly but we are able to extend this exclusive
offer to you due to our long-standing relationship with LeRoy and our mutual
support of each other's endeavors in the chronicling of our sport, culture
and lifestyle.

This edition is expected to sell out quickly, please call today to reserve
your copy, 949.388.0313. This is your opportunity to own an important
collector's piece - a nostalgic journey back to surfing's golden age. Thank
You again for your support! Please allow 4-6 weeks after the release date,
we will ship your order as soon as they become available.

" Misirlou"

NPR has done a nice audio newscast on the song "Miserlou" (aka "The Egyptian"), including a short interview with Dick Dale on how his version came about AND several very different versions of the same song:

NPR : 'Misirlou,' from Klezmer to Surf Guitar