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You Should Have Been Here an Hour Ago


Easy-rolling autobiography of Phil Edwards, revered California power surfer of the '50s and '60s, coauthored by Sports Illustrated staff writer Bob Ottum, and published by Harper & Row in 1967. You Should Have Been Here an Hour Ago: The Stoked Side of Surfing, or How to Hang Ten Through Life and Stay Happy—surfing's first full-length biography—grew out of an SI cover story Ottum wrote on Edwards in 1966, and is thought by many to be among the best books on surfing.

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