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The coolest surf pictures we have ever seen

But while artificial inland breaks and cold-water surfing trips are making new waves in the sport, its most enduring image is still grounded in the sunny beaches of southern California . Fashion, film, music, art: all aspects of today's popular culture have tapped into surfing's easygoing style - from Chanel-branded surfboards and the rise of neoprene on the catwalks to The Beach Boys' Cali-cool Surfin' USA vibe (it was, in fact, a marketing ploy as only drummer Dennis Wilson ever set foot on a surfboard). Travel trends, too, have been carved out by the swell-seekers. Pioneering surfers led the way for the masses when they created the buzzing beach scenes in places such as Byron Bay and Bali . Now, a glossy new book charts the sport's evolution and influence from 1778, when Captain James Cook first recorded the practice on the beaches of Hawaii , using rare images to creat...

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