BOOKS 2014-2016

Volume 1: The 1970s
Craig B. Snyder


More than seven years in the making, A Secret History of the Ollie tells in part how a small, unheralded group of skaters revolutionized skating on both the East and the West Coasts. The Ollie is skateboarding's most famous and quintessential maneuver, and although this no-handed aerial is now over 35 years old, its influence on skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding remains, and has never been surpassed. In this vividly illustrated tome of skate history we follow this move from its origins in the 1970s to the present day. This unprecedented work is packed with never-before-seen photos and other unusual art. A Secret History of the Ollie also provides a rare glimpse into more than 50 years of skate history and the pioneers who made it.

Hardcover, 912 pages; List price: $59.95
Black Salt Press, 2015

You can purchase copies of the book from Black Salt Press and Amazon.
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A Photographic History


Written and edited by Paul Aho, with chapters authored by Craig Snyder, James Cunningham, and Thomas Ankerson, Surfing Florida is a remarkable document of the state's surfing heritage, including its innovators and unique culture. The remarkable historical images in the book range from the 1930s to the present day, with some never-before-seen photos by Craig Snyder, Darrell Jones, Jeff Divine, John Tate, Bruce Walker, Tony Aruzza, and others.

Hardcover, 272 pages; List price: $31.95
University Press of Florida, 2014

You can purchase copies of SURFING FLORIDA from the museum shop at the Skateboarding Heritage Foundation. All proceeds go to benefit the Foundation. Click here to view or purchase SURFING FLORIDA