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Aaberg, Dennis and Milius, John.
Big wednesday - NY : Bantam Books, 1978 - PB fiction based on the movie

Arguiles, Jose.
Surfers of ZUVUYA - Santa Fe: Bear & Co. , 1989

Arnold, Edwin Lester.
Lieutenant Gulliver Jones: his vacation - , 19?? - science fiction from 20's or 30's


Bailey, Alice Cooper.
Kimo the whistling boy - N. Y.: The Wise-Volland Company , 1928 HB illustrated childrens book

Bateson, D.
Boy with the golden surfboard - , 1973

Black, Douglas P.
The end of the endless summer - Laguna Beach: Totally Bogus , 1994 TP 223pp fiction with glossary

Blanding, Don.
Hula moons - N.Y.: Dodd Mead and Co. , 1930

Pictures of paradise - N.Y.: Dodd Mead and Co. , 1936 poetry

Stowaways in Paradise - N.Y. : Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1931 & N.Y. : Dodd, Mead & Company, 1938 - A Scandinavian Edition was also released.

Bowen, Robert.
Wipeout - N.Y.: Criterion , 1968 HB juvenile fiction

Buehler, Stephanie Jane.
There's no surf in Cleveland - U.S.?: Clarion, [1993] - boy deals with divorce, may involve surfing

Bunn, Alan Graham.
Water in the blood - Auckland, NZ: Heinemann, [1990] 199pp - juvenile fiction

Bunting, Eve.
Surfing country - N.Y.: Childrens Press , 1974 HB

Burdick, Eugene.
The ninth wave - Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. , 1956 HB novel

Burton, Jane.
Surfer the seal - N.Y.: Random House, 1989


Caldwell, Clair.
Surfs up for Laney - N.Y.: Silhouette Books , 1984 PB juvenile fiction

Calisch, Rus.
Paumalu - San Clemente: Paumalu Press , 1979 PB novel

Capp, Fiona.
Night surfing - St. Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin [1996] PB novel about woman who takes up surfing

Cargill, Linda.
The surfer - N.Y.: Scholastic [1995] PB 193pp - Juvenile horror about a surfing witch!

Cavanna, Betty.
The surfer and the city girl - Philadelphia: Westminster Press , 1981

Choyce, Lesley.
Wave watch - Halifax, Nova Scotia: Formac Publishing Limited , 1990 PB novel w/glossary

Clark, Margaret.
Hold my hand - or else! - Sydney: Random House [1993] TP

Collington, Peter.
The coming of the Surfman - , 19?? - British juvenile fiction

Connor, James.
Surfing summer - N. Y.: W. R. Scott , 1969

Converse, Jane.
Surf safari nurse - N.Y.: Signet, 1966 PB

Cooper, M.E.
Couples beach party - N.Y. : Scholastic [1987] PB juvenile fiction

Cosgrove, Marilyn A.
The surfing kid - Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton, 1987 - 48pp

Couper,.
Looking for a wave - , 19?? - juvenile fiction

Crowe, Cameron.
Fast times at Ridgemont High - N.Y.: Simon & Schuster , 1981 PB fiction/sociology

Cruise, Beth.
Surf's up (Saved by the Bell #20) - N.Y.: Aladdin Paperbacks [1995] PB 135pp minimally involves surfers


Daniels, Lee.
Capsized (Surf City #5) - N.Y.: Lynx Books , 1989 PB juvenile fiction

Hidden reef (Surf City #4) - N.Y.: Lynx Books , 1989 PB juv. fiction

Riptide (Surf City #3) - N.Y.: Lynx Books , 1988 PB juv. fiction

Storm warnings (Surf City #2) - N.Y.: Lynx Books , 1988 PB juv. fiction.

Wipeout (Surf City #1) - N.Y.: Lynx Books , 1988 PB juvenile iction

Davidson, Linda.
Treading water (Endless Summer #1) - N.Y.: Ballantine Books, 1988 PB juvenile fiction

DeCure, John.
Reefdance - USA : St Martins Press, 2001 - ISBN 0-312-27297-9 novel

DeGregorio, Michael E.
Thunder bay - Ben Lomond, CA : DeGregorio Productions [ 1995] - novel

Secret spot - U.S. : Big Water Productions, 1997 - ISBN 0-9649417-6-7 novel

Diaz, Roberto.
Once upon a wave : a surf story - U.S. : , 2007

Dixon, Frank.
Fright wave (Hardy Boys #40) - N.Y.: Simon & Schuster , 1990 PB juvenile fiction

Wipeout (Hardy Boys #96) - N.Y.: Simon & Schuster , 1989 PB juvenile fiction

Douglas, Diana.
Surfing nurse - Sydney: Horwitz Publishing , 1971 PB romance

Drewe, Robert.
The bodysurfers - London: Faber & Faber , 1983 PB novel - originally published in Australia

Dubowski, Cathy East.
The case of the surfinig secret - N.Y.: Harper Entertainment [1999] PB - TV tie-in


Erskine, H.
Golden girl - , 19?? - juvenile fiction


Filichia, Peter.
Girls can't do it - , 19?? - juvenile fiction

Foster, Alan Dean.
Dark Star - N.Y.: Ballantine Books , 1974 PB 183pp science fiction with pictures from movie (astronaut surfing into atmosphere)


Gilden, Mel.
Hawaiian UFO aliens - N.Y.: Roc/Penguin Publishers, 1991 PB 272pp

Surfing samurai robots - N.Y.: Lynx Books , 1988 PB 242pp

Tubular android superheroes - N.Y.: Penguin Books, 1991

Glasgow, Boruk.
Tale of a Sufi surfer - N.Y.: The Poet's Press [1975] 66pp??

Golisch, Joy.
Surfing with monkeys and other diversions - Davenport, Iowa: Urban Legend Press , 1991 29pp

Goodman, Robert.
Swapping surfers - North Hollywood: American Art , 1984 porno

Green, Bill.
Freud and the Nazis go surfing - Sydney: Pan Macmillan Publishers, 1986

Gugelyk, Ted.
Mango lady - Honolulu : Anoai Press, 1997


Halacy, Dan S.
Surfer! - N.Y.: Macmillan, 1965 HB juvenile fiction

Hale, Bruce.
Surf Gecko to the rescue - Honolulu: Geckostufs , 1991 HB cartoon book

Legend of the Laughing Gecko - Honolulu: Geckostufs , 1989 HB

Harvey, Kevan Jane.
No girls allowed - N.Y.: Scholastic Book Services , 1972 PB juvenile fiction

Hawkins, Christopher.
The water's end - U.S. : Trafford, 2001 - ISBN: 1-55212-728-1

Hayden, Paul.
Last wave - : , 200?

Hening, Glenn.
Waves of warning - : , 2005

Houston, James.
A native son of the golden west - N.Y.: Dial Press , 1971 HB novel


Iwerks, John.
Toadally tubed - Santa Barbara: John Iwerks , 1985 flipbook


Jekel, Pamela.
The last of the California girls - N.Y.: Kensington Publishing Corp. , 1989 juvenile fiction

Johnson, Barry.
Surf fever - , 19?? - Australian juvenile fiction


Kampion, Drew.
The lost coast : stories from the surf - U.S. : Gibbs Smith, 2004

Keene, Carolyn.
The phantom surfer - , 1968 HB juvenile fiction

Knowlton, W.
Beneath Hawaiian seas - , 1962 HB juvenile fiction

Kohner, Frederick.
Gidget - N.Y.: Putnam, 1958 HB

Gidget goes Hawaiian - N.Y.: Bantam, 1961 - PB novel

Gidget in love - N.Y.: Dell, 1965 - PB novel

Gidget goes New York - N.Y.: Dell, 1968 - PB novel

Gidget goes parisienne - N.Y.: Dell Publishing Company, 1966

Gidget goes to Rome - N.Y.: Bantam Books, 1963

The affairs of Gidget - N.Y.: Bantam Books, 1963

The gremmie - , 19??

Koontz, Dean.
Fear nothing - N.Y.: Bantam Books, 1998


Laklan, Carli.
Surf with me - N.Y.: McGraw-Hill , 1967 juvenile fiction

Langer, H. E.
The Thirty Years War - , 19?? - Australian novel?

Lantz, Frances Lin.
Surfer girl - N.Y.: Berkeley Publishing Group, 1983 PB juvenile fiction

Lee, Stan and Buscoma, John.
Silver Surfer - N.Y.: Marvel Publishing Group , 1988 comic

Lee, Stan and Mobeius.
The Silver Surfer parable - N.Y.: Marvel Publishing Group , 1988 comic

Lee, Stan and Kirby, Jack.
The Silver Surfer : the ultimate experience - N.Y.: Simon & Schuster , 1978

Lee, Stan.
Marvel Masterworks Volume 15 : The Silver Surfer - N.Y.: Marvel Comics , 1968

Marvel Masterworks Volume 19 : The Silver Surfer - N.Y.: Marvel Comics , 1967

Lee, Stan and Pollard, Keith.
Silver Surfer : the enslavers - N.Y.: Marvel Entertainment Group , 1990

Leibold, Jay.
Surf monkeys (Choose your own adventure series #131) - N.Y.: Bantam Books, 1993

Leon, Mark.
Mind surfer - N.Y.: Avonova , 1995 PB 262pp science fiction

Lette, C.
Girls night out - N.Y.: William Morrow , 1987 PB juvenile fiction

Lette, Kathy and Carey, Gabrielle.
Puberty blues : a surfie saga - Wideview Books , 1982

Lopez, Jack.
Cholos and surfers : a latino family album - Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1998

Lingard, Tony.
Breaking free - Cornwall: Ocean Press , 1987 PB novel

Lyon, Leslie Connell and Lyon, Charles.
Surf clowns : seven mental missions - Lahaina, Hawaii: Bad Cat Books, 199? - childrens illustrated adventures


Macedos,.
Pacific Sud I - , 1985 HB French novel

Machado, Ed.
One tree island - , 19?? - ISBN: 0-9642652-0-6

Maloney, Ray.
The impact zone - N.Y.: Delacorte, 1986 HB juvenile fiction

Mammano, Julie.
Rhinos who surf - San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1996 - ISBN 0-8118-1000-3 HB juvenile fiction

Marsh, Ari.
The soul rider - Encinitas, California: Soul Rider Publications , 1992 pamphlet 35pp poetry

McCrady, Elizabeth.
Kala of Hawaii - The Platt and Monk Co. , 1936 PB fiction

McLean, John.
Island of the gods - Singapore: Winter Productions Limited, 1990 - PB

Down the line - : , 200?

The golden few - : , 200?

See also McLean, John and Conway, John in the non-fiction.

McNeil, Pepper.
Kitty goes Californian - U.S. : KittyGoesCalifornian, 2005 - ISBN: 1-4116-6106-0

Martin, Ann M.
Dawn and the surfer ghost (The Babysitters Club Mystery #12) - N.Y.: Scholastic [1993] PB 151pp

Moore, Arthur.
Honolulu - N.Y.: Pocket Books , 1976 PB novel

Morgan, Patrick.
Beach queen blowout - N.Y.: MacFadden-Bartell , 1971 PB

Morgan, P.
Cute and deadly surf twins - N.Y.: MacFadden-Bartell , 1970 PB novel

Deadly group down under - N.Y.: MacFadden-Bartell , 1970 PB novel

Death car surfside - N.Y.: MacFadden-Bartell , 1972 PB

The girl in the telltale bikini - N.Y.: MacFadden-Bartell , 1971 PB novel

Hang dead Hawaiian style - N.Y.: MacFadden-Bartell , 1969 PB novel

Scarlet surf at Makaha - N.Y.: MacFadden-Bartell , 1970 PB novel

Too mini murders - N.Y.: MacFadden-Bartell , 1969 PB novel

Topless dancer hangup - N.Y.: MacFadden-Bartell, 19??

Morris, Bill.
Stoked! - U.S., New Sun Publications, 1995 - ISBN: 0-9639775-0-4 347pp novel

Murray, William.
The sweet ride - N.Y.: New American Library , 1967 HB novel

Mustapha, Gael.
Surfer boy - Aiea, Hawaii: Island Heritage [1998] TP - juvenile fiction email hawaii4u@pixi.com


Nelson, Marg.
Mystery in Hawaii - Toronto: Doubleday Canada Ltd, 1969 juvenile fiction

Nentl, Jerolyn Ann.
Surfing - Mankato, Minnesota: Crestwood House , 1978 juvenile fiction

Newton, B.
The natural : adventures of a surfing super stud - , 1978 British novel

Nicholson, Joy
The tribes of Palos Verdes - U.S. : St Martin's Press, 1998

Nick Carter Hawaii
(Killmaster) - N.Y. : Charter Books [1979]

Nootbaar, John.
Ono : a surf legend - U.S. : John Nootbaar, 1997

Novak, Walt.
The haole substitute - U.S. : Cypress House, 1994 - ISBN 1879384191

Nunn, Kem.
Tapping the source - N.Y.: Delacorte , 1984 HB detective story. Also appeared in French as "Surf city" q.v.

Surf city - France, Gallimard, 1995 - detective story. Also appeared in English as "Tapping the source" q.v.

The dogs of winter - New York : Scribner, 1997

Tijuana straits - U.S. : , 2004


O'Brien, John.
Endless wave - Auckland, NZ: Ashton Scholastic [1993] PB 129pp - Juvenile fiction

Impact zone - Rydalmere, NZ: Starlight [1995] 97pp - Juvenile fiction

O'Brien, Kate.
Surfer girl (Loveliness series) - London: Pan Macmillan [1993] PB 158pp

O'Conner.
South swell - , 1967 juvenile fiction

Ogan, M. and Ogan, G.
Goofy foot - N.Y.: Funk & Wagnalls , 1967 juvenile fiction

Ormondroyd, Edward.
Broderick - Oakland, California: Parnassus Press , 1969


Palmer, Ocean.
The rise and fall of Piggy Church - U.S.: , 2006

Parker, T.
Jefferson - Little Saigon, N.Y.: St. Martins, 1988

Parry, Glyn
LA postcards - Sydney: Random House, 1992

Radical take-offs - Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1994

Pomeroy, Pete.
Wipeout - N.Y.: Scholastic Book Services, 1968 - juvenile fiction

Pond, Mimi.
The Valley girl's guide to life - N.Y.: Dell, 1984

Pratt, Helen Gray.
Fun with Joe and Lehua out-doors in Hawaii - : , 19?? - primer


Quackenbush, Robert.
Surfboard to peril - New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1986 HB juvenile fiction

Quin-Harkin, Janet.
Surf's up - N.Y.: Butterfield Press Inc. , 1987 juvenile fiction


Raglus, Jeff
Schnorky the wave puncher - St. Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin [1994] 32pp - a Little Ark Book

Reiss, Fred.
Gidget must die - Santa Cruz: Santa Cruz'n Press, 1995 - TP

Surf dot com - : , 200?

Roddy, Lee.
The mystery of the wild surfman - Pomona, California: Focus on the Family Publications , 1990

Rogo, Thomas Paul.
A surfrider's odyssey - Honolulu : Bess Press, 19??

Roth, Arthur J.
Wipeout! - N.Y.: Four Winds Press , 1968 poetry?


Scanderbey, Lorenzo.
A surfin' tale - San Diego: Greenleaf Classics Inc. , 1968

Shelby, Jeff.
Killer swell - U.S.: , 2006

Singer, A. L.
Surf ninjas - N.Y.: Bantam Books [1993] PB 121pp based on the movie

Starlin, Jim.
The Silver Surfer : homecoming - N.Y.: Marvel Entertainment , 1991

Silver Surfer : rebirth of Thanos - N.Y.: Marvel Entertainment Group , 1993

Stine, R. L.
Beach party - N.Y.: Schoastic Inc. , 1960

Stone, Hampton.
The kid was last seen hanging ten - N.Y.: Simon & Schuster , 1966 HB novel

Summers, J. L.
The Cardiff giants - N.Y.: Westminster , 1964 HB juvenile fiction

Surf the big wave.
- , 19??


Thomas, G. Murray and Wright, Gary.(Editors)
Paper shredders - San Clemente: Orange Ocean Press , 1993

Tomlinson, Teresa.
Riding the waves - London: Julie McRae , 1990 juvenile fiction

Tratchenberg, Paul.
Making waves - Huntington Beach: Cherry Valley Editions , 1986 autobiography/poetry?

Twombly, A. S.
Kelea the surfrider : a romance of pagan Hawaii - , 1900 HB


Uribe, Willy.
Nanga - Espana : Leqtor, 2006


Van Dyke, Fred.
Two surf stories for children - Honolulu : Mutual Publishing, 1994 - TP 60pp illustrated - obviously, Fred Van Dyke is another "real" surfer - big wave legend


Wagmer, John
Chopper : song of the surfer - London: Fleetway, [1990] - PB 88pp collection of sci fi comic strips

Wahn, Udo and Lyn, Jami
Cabo and Coral go surfing - U.S. : Xlibris, 2007 - ISBN 978-1-4257-4437-3 (Hardcover) ISBN 978-1-4257-4436-6 (Paperback)

Wallach, Ira.
Muscle Beach - Boston : Little, Brown & Company, [1959] - fiction, spawned movie Don't Make Waves

Wardlaw, Lee
Punia and the King of Sharks - N.Y.: Dial Books, [1997] - HB Childrens fiction

Ware, Nicholas
Surfing the CIA - U.S. : Pince-Nez - : , - ISBN 1-930074-03-3

Warren, Claire Henry.
Summer cruising in the South Seas - N.Y.: , 1910 - poetry

Weisbecker, Allan C.
Cosmic Banditos - U.S. : , 19??

White-Prince, Terence.
What happened to Sherlock Holmes - Marina del Rey, California : Seagull Publishing , 1984 - novel

Williams, Roger.
Surfing Carmarthen Bay (The HTV Sherman Plays series) - Cardiff: Drama Associates of Wales, [1995] - PB 20pp

Winton, Tim.
Leonard Lockie, human torpedo - : , 19?? - juvenile fiction



Zobel, Eric.
Stoked : the adventures of Rennie the restless racoon - U.S.: ,2007 - juvenile fiction

Omissions, corrections and/or additions to items published/released before 01/01/2008? Please email me - it would help if you made SURFING the first word on your subject line.

Please note that these lists will not include any items published/released after 01/01/2008 until further notice.

The reason is that I simply don't have the time to keep maintaining these web pages for the foreseeable future.