Murray Walding is a writer who specialises in pop, surf and beach culture. A brief career showing surf movies in Melbourne fuelled his passion for surf movie posters and ephemera. In 2001 he was the driving force behind 'Summers Past', Victoria's first surf culture collectables auction. His feature stories have appeared in the Sunday Herald-Sun and The Age and he is a contributor to Pacific Longboarder. His books include Blue Heaven: The Story of Australian Surfing, which received the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame Media Award in 2004, and Plastered: The Poster Art of Australian Popular Music, published in 2005. He and his wife reside in Noosa.