Surf for Your Life

Surf for Your Life

The two-time world champion surfer tells the story of his life and accomplishments and shares what is like to zip through the Superbank barrel and paddle over the ledge on the Pipeline.

Author: Mick Fanning

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9781864718232

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 127

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The two-time world champion surfer tells the story of his life and accomplishments and shares what is like to zip through the Superbank barrel and paddle over the ledge on the Pipeline.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Surf for Your Life

Surf for Your Life

Two-time world champion surfer Mick Fanning may only be twenty-eight, but he's already experienced more than most of us ever will.

Author: Tim Baker

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1741669278

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 346

View: 866

Two-time world champion surfer Mick Fanning may only be twenty-eight, but he's already experienced more than most of us ever will. How does it feel to lose a brother? Win a world title? Rip your hamstring muscle clean off the bone? Weave through a zippering Superbank barrel for twenty to thirty seconds or paddle over the ledge at places like Pipeline and Teahupo'o?
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life

The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life

Tucked away on the Nicoya Peninsula, Nosara — and its Playa Guiones, a 4-mile beach with one of the Caribbean's best breaks — is just right for learning to surf, taking yoga lessons, or practicing your guitar riffs.

Author: Pam Grout

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426203442

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 894

Travelers are showing a huge interest in the fast-growing sector known as "experiential" tourism—vacations that encompass heritage, culture, nature, ecology, and soft adventure. In the footsteps of the briskly selling The 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life featuring North American destinations, our new title extends these ardent travelers’ sights to global scale. From helping to build a health clinic in Tanzania to learning massage in Thailand to aiding green turtle conservation in Belize, The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life is full of fun, meaningful, and memorable possibilities for today’s discerning traveler. The lively text irresistibly conveys the charm and excitement of each location and delivers solid, reliable travel-planning information. Abundant sidebars reveal little known local facts, nearby places to visit, lists of things to do, and more. Other books on the market address singular aspects of experiential vacations around the world (learning, volunteering, culinary). But none presents the best of all categories in one comprehensive guide—until now. The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life holds great appeal for travelers of many interests who want to make the most of their vacations. And, with its elegant packaging, this deluxe trade paperback will catch the attention of gift-shoppers as an inspired and attractive choice.
Categories: Travel

The 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life

The 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life

Hans Hedemann Surf School, 2586 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815, 8089247778, www.hhsurf.com. ... His nine kids, as well as his wife, Juliette, a former opera singer, joined him in offering these partylike camps, which included three ...

Author: Pam Grout

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426206191

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 343

Travel statistics say that baby boomers travel more than any other age group in America—and that an ever increasing number of them are looking for ways to spend their leisure time in substantial, meaningful ways. One especially fast-growing area of interest is the "experience-driven" or "wellness" vacation, a proactive approach based on the idea that true recreation involves positive engagement: acquiring a new skill or volunteering to share your own expertise; exercising your intellect or extending yourself in some creative, physical, or spiritual way. In response to such aspirations, this timely book showcases a broad range of the most life-enriching getaways in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, with something for every taste and every interest. Here are programs dedicated to kayaking lessons, mountain biking, yoga instruction, and more. Perhaps you'd prefer to spend an arts and crafts holiday focused on a creative activity like cooking, painting, or woodworking. Imagine studying French in a Maine village, learning about nutrition at a historic North Carolina spa, or helping rebuild the devastated communities of the Gulf Coast. Weave a Navajo rug; make a film in New York; learn to surf in Mexico; or choose any of scores of other possibilities. Elegantly designed and packed with attractive and fun descriptions, detailed travel information, lists of unique activities, and special sidebars, this unusual resource tells you all you need to know to ensure that your next vacation won't just be time off—it will be time well spent.
Categories: Travel

Aussie Surfing Heroes

Aussie Surfing Heroes

Mick is the ferociously determined, disciplined athlete, who overcame personal tragedy and devastating injury to pursue his dreams.

Author: Mark Occhilupo

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9781742755946

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 688

View: 996

Two surfing legends in one book! Occy is the magically talented child star who crashed and burned, then miraculous crawled from the wreckage to claim his destiny. Mick is the ferociously determined, disciplined athlete, who overcame personal tragedy and devastating injury to pursue his dreams. Australian surfing has produced many great champions, but few have overcome so much, and inspired so many, as Mark Occhilupo and Mick Fanning. Though dramatically contrasting characters, Occy and Mick's life stories both serve as powerful primers in the power of dreams, the importance of never giving up, and the courage required to claw your way out of the deepest trough and climb all the way up to the highest peak. Occy : the Rise and Fall and Rise of Mark Occhilupo and Mick Fanning's Surf For Your Life, both written together with renowned surf writer Tim Baker, have become modern Australian classics, within the surfing community and beyond. They have inspired elite athletes from all walks of life, launched innumerable grommets on their first forays into the surf and spurred countless mature age surfers to get off the couch and back into the waves. Now combined into an inspirational omnibus, Occy and Surf For Your Life, are essential reading for anyone wanting to overcome adversity, blast through their personal limits and achieve their goals.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Rip Curl Story The

Rip Curl Story  The

Bestselling surf writer Tim Baker tells this implausible story in an irresistible series of ripping yarns, offering rich life lessons, a maverick business primer and a wild ride of adventure, good times and outlandish ambitions ...

Author: Tim Baker

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9780143788874

Category: Business enterprises

Page: 382

View: 711

The Rip Curl Story is the remarkable tale of two young surfers - Doug 'Claw' Warbrick and Brian Singer - who pursued an audacious dream to make a living in pursuit of the ultimate ride. The brand they built, Rip Curl, not only satisfied their own surf wanderlust, but also inspired countless others, riding the wave of the global youth revolution of the late '60s. Rip Curl's mantra became 'the Search'- the pursuit of new waves on distant shores, new thrills - skiing, snowboarding, windsurfing - and better equipment to elevate the experience. Along the way they supported the careers of many of the world's great surfers - from Midget Farrelly to Michael Peterson, Tom Curren to Damien Hardman, Pam Burridge to Stephanie Gilmore, and of course Tyler Wright and Mick Fanning. Bestselling surf writer Tim Baker tells this implausible story in an irresistible series of ripping yarns, offering rich life lessons, a maverick business primer and a wild ride of adventure, good times and outlandish ambitions spectacularly realised. The Rip Curl Story will make you want to surf more, travel further, follow through on that great business idea and pursue your own Search.
Categories: Business enterprises

Punning for Your Life

Punning for Your Life

He ran a gas station during the day and went surf fishing in the afternoon. As much as he loved surf fishing, he had one disadvantage; he couldn't cast more than ten yards to save his life. Nothing he tried worked.

Author: Theodore A. Brett

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462818153

Category: Humor

Page: 182

View: 483

Punning for your Life: An Infectious Collection of Pun-demonium comprises over 100 short short stories all of which conclude in an outrageous pun, an outrageous play on words. Verbal gymnastics, twists, and turns are at play here as the author spans time and distance, history and geography, to present wonderfully clever linguistic gyrations certain to amuse and amaze. Ranging from China to the Bermuda Triangle to Europe even to outer space, Punning for your Life covers the globe. Historical figures from Marco Polo to the Rolling Stones appear here. Punning for your Life: An Infectious Collection of Pun-demonium is certain to entertain, enthrall, and amaze all who delve into its punderful wonders and experience the incredible sounds of the English language.
Categories: Humor

Australia s Century of Surf

Australia s Century of Surf

"Australia's century of surf marks the centenary of the great Hawaiian Olympic swimmer and surfer Duke Kahanamoku's visit to Australia in 1914.

Author: Tim Baker

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9781742758282

Category: History

Page: 271

View: 447

How a big island at the bottom of the world became the greatest surfing nation on earth. In 100 years, surfing in Australia has morphed from exotic Pacific Island curio to regimented training for life savers, from counter culture revolution to respectable mainstream sport. Along the way, it has shaped our coastal migrations, spawned vast business empires and design innovations, produced sports stars and spectacular casualties in equal measure, helped the beach overtake the bush as our national, natural habitat of choice. No other sport has been through such profound cultural shifts or had such farreaching influence on our national identity. The story of Australian surfing is largely one of schisms - between freedom seeking beach-goers and censorial puritans, between the quasi-militaristic regiments and volunteerism of surf life savers and the selfish pleasure-seeking pursuits of board riders, the generational and attitudinal gulf between longboarders and shortboarders, professionals and so-called "soul" surfers, territorial tensions between locals and tourists.
Categories: History

Surfari

Surfari

Surfari documents the state of surf culture and our coastline, and the array of colourful characters who inhabit these parts, evoking all the magic, charm and challenges such a lifestyle entails.

Author: Tim Baker

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9781864712131

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 555

On the Road meets Endless Summer as Tim Baker, bestselling author of Occy, High Surf and Bustin' Down the Door, embarks on the classic surfing road trip around Australia. All surfers dream of shedding responsibilities and answering the siren's call of ocean swells. For most, it is an ideal that recedes as age advances - as family, career and provider fatigue threatens to overwhelm the wanderlust of youth. But what if you could defy the slow march of age? Shelve all your worldly pressures, pack up the family and a few trusty surfboards and hit the open road for the Great Australian surfing road trip? Inspired by the dreams of his youth, surf writer Tim Baker embarks on the Big Lap in search of the perfect wave and domestic bliss. Surfari documents the state of surf culture and our coastline, and the array of colourful characters who inhabit these parts, evoking all the magic, charm and challenges such a lifestyle entails. It is a story for anyone who has ever dreamed of an alternative to the busy, micro-scheduled existence of work, school, shopping and the daily drudge. The result is a lively, colourful account of what happens when you trade your life for another variety, and the delights and dangers that lay in wait when you dare to chase your dreams and follow another path.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Surfing

Surfing

This is because the muscles involved in surfing are ones seldom used in daily life and general sport and fitness ... that a strong swim regime combined with technique can not only save your life, but enhance your surfing immeasurably.

Author: Chris Nelson

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785002298

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 725

Crowood Sports Guides are the perfect tool for anyone wanting to improve their performance, from beginners learning the basic skills to more experienced participants working on advanced techniques. These practical, no-nonsense guides will help give you that all important advantage. Fully illustrated with over 150 colour photographs, Surfing - Crowood Sports Guides covers: the history of surfing; choosing and maintaining a board; reading the ocean; skills development; advanced techniques; environmental care and surf contests and careers. This instructional and practical guide is aimed at surfers, surf enthusiasts and surf instructors and is superbly illustrated with 150 full colour photographs.
Categories: Sports & Recreation