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The Book Of Surfing

Author: Michael Fordham
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062242024
Size: 43.47 MB
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Everything you need to know about waves Classic surf trips, from California to Cornwall Iconic surf movies and legendary image-makers Profiles of surfing greats, including Miki Dora, Nat Young, and Kelly Slater Practical advice—from becoming a greener surfer to travel essentials and how surfing conquered the world! It was the sport of Polynesian princes whose names have been lost to history. It is a lifestyle, an art, a sacred rite, a belief system—a unique way of being that deeply tunes the wave-rider into the planet's natural rhythms. It is a billion-dollar industry with millionaire superstars. It is ocean and adrenaline and magic. The Book of Surfing is a one-stop killer guide to the complete surfing universe for the long-time enthusiast and movie alike.

The Surfer S Guide To Waves Coasts And Climates

Author: Tony Butt
Publisher: Alison Hodge Publishers
ISBN: 9780906720585
Size: 13.28 MB
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This title covers coastal geology, climate and big waves, storminess and surf, searching for the biggest waves, controlling the waves, and coastal intervention.

Surf Diva

Author: Izzy Tihanyi
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156029865
Size: 52.34 MB
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The founders of a surf school for women provide both a practical how-to guide to the sport of surfing and a witty look at the surfing lifestyle, integrating advice from professional surfers, personal testimonials and reflections, and tips on how to stay safe while having fun as it covers such topics as how to find the perfect surfboard, recover from a wipeout, or enjoy the spirituality of the ocean. Original.

Surfing The Ultimate Guide

Author: Douglas G. Booth
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313380430
Size: 61.20 MB
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This guide showcases the world of extreme surfing, describing the unique culture associated with this daredevil's sport, providing insights into what makes the top riders tick, explaining the science of big waves, and more. • Includes a bibliography of primary and secondary sources and current websites • Provides a comprehensive glossary of surfing "vocabulary" • Contains an index of names, places, and terms relevant to the sport of surfing

Surfing Illustrated

Author: John Robison
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071748148
Size: 26.78 MB
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Expert instruction you need to take your skills from kook to boss Author John Robison uses hundreds of pictures-- comical, cartoon-like drawings--to clearly illustrate every aspect of surfing: wave dynamics, riding techniques, etiquette, logistics, and more. This entertaining, easy-to-understand visual presentation makes it easy for you to pick up his techniques and use them on the waves. Robison covers every aspect of the sport, from paddling out through the surf zone and catching and riding that first wave to nose riding, acrobatics, shortboard riding, and to equipment repairs.

The Girl S Guide To Surfing

Author: Andrea McCloud
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452108986
Size: 43.62 MB
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The Girl's Guide to Surfing delivers all a girl needs to score the wave of her choice. The surfing population has recently exploded, and women are in the water more than ever. For all these hearty souls, author Andrea McCloud delivers down-to-earth instruction and indispensable advice. Find out what kind of surf equipment is specifically right for women and how to get it. Learn how to read local breaks and tides for catching the right wave at the right spot. Get the lowdown on surf etiquette to avoid getting yelled at, or worse, crashing into someone. And hear war stories from the pros about how they learned to surf, how they conquer fear, and what it's like to pull into a fat tube. Featuring loads of informative illustrations, sidebars, and tips, The Girl's Guide to Surfing is the bible for any girl who wants to catch a wave.

The Surfboard

Author: Ben Marcus
Publisher: MVP Books
ISBN: 1616731176
Size: 52.52 MB
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DIVThe history of the surfboard is one of innovation---innovation that has in turn shaped the sport of surfing. The Surfboard follows this history, from the first "wave-riding" redwood planks crafted by ancient Hawaiians to the vacuum-sealed, lightweight, "plastic fantastic" technological marvels of today.Beautifully illustrated with historical prints and engravings, as well as the latest surf photography and detailed closeups, this book documents the surfboards evolution as a perfect convergence of form and function./div

Scratching The Horizon

Author: Izzy Paskowitz
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250023998
Size: 16.58 MB
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A bitchin' love letter to sand and sea, and a spirited inside account of life with the "first family" of American surfing In 1956, Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz stepped away from a successful medical practice and began a lifelong surfing odyssey that grew to include his wife Juliette, and their nine children. Together, the Paskowitz clan lived a vagabonding bohemian existence, eschewing material possessions in favor of intangible riches like health and good cheer . . . all the while careening along the world's coastlines in search of the perfect wave. In Scratching the Horizon, Izzy Paskowitz looks back at his unusual upbringing, and his lifelong passion for the sport that carries his family's stamp. As the fourth-oldest child in a family of inveterate surfers, rock stars, and beach bums, he is uniquely qualified to shine a light on a childhood that has come to symbolize the surfing credo, a reckless young adulthood that nearly cost him his sanity, and a maturing sense of self and purpose that allows him to lift others on the back of his experience. As the father of a son with autism and the founder of "Surfers Healing," a foundation devoted to expanding the horizons of children with autism through surfing, Paskowitz has found a way to connect the surreal aspects of his childhood to the harsh realities of adulthood, and he shares these discoveries in this wickedly entertaining and transforming memoir.

Fit To Surf

Author: Rocky Snyder
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780071419536
Size: 11.27 MB
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Fit to Surf, a cutting-edge surfing-specific fitness guide, supplies surfers of all levels of experience with everything they need to create a personal fitness program that builds strength and endurance, increases balance and coordination, and minimizes the risk of injury. Personal trainer Rocky Snyder--himself an avid surfer with two decades of experience riding the waves--provides easy to-follow, step-by-step instructions supplemented with 60photographs of conditioning exercises that can be performed at home, in the gym, or on the water.

The Finest Line

Author: Rusty Long
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781608874095
Size: 70.46 MB
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"Captures the essence of [big-wave surfing] through ... images and stories, as well as exclusive interviews with the surfers who play the starring roles during these rare, large-swell events ... More than a collection of big-wave photographs, [the book] covers the giant, hallmark sessions from the most impressive spots around the globe, [including Western Australia (Cow Bombie and The Right) and Tasmania (Shipsterns and Perda Branca), among others], capturing the international flavor of the sport and exploring the insatiable drive of a rare breed of thrill seekers"--Amazon.com.