The Book of Surfing

The Book of Surfing

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.

Author: Michael Fordham

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062242020

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 320

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.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Surfing a Beginner s Guide 3e

Surfing  a Beginner   s Guide 3e

Catch the surfing bug with this book that teaches you where to surf, when to surf, and how to surf safely.

Author: Alf Alderson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1912177129

Category: Surfing

Page: 168

View: 857

Catch the surfing bug with this book that teaches you where to surf, when to surf, and how to surf safely.
Categories: Surfing

The History of Surfing

The History of Surfing

Presents a history of surfing and and the culture it has spawned.

Author: Matt Warshaw

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811856003

Category: History

Page: 495

View: 620

Presents a history of surfing and and the culture it has spawned.
Categories: History

Surfer s Start Up

Surfer s Start Up

Briefly traces the history of surfing, describes surfing safety and etiquette, and offers advice on buying a board and learning to surf.

Author: Doug Werner

Publisher: Tracks Pub

ISBN: 1884654126

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 256

Briefly traces the history of surfing, describes surfing safety and etiquette, and offers advice on buying a board and learning to surf.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Surfing Yearbook

The Surfing Yearbook

The Surfing Yearbook features the work of surfing's most creative minds, opinion-makers and leaders from around the world.

Author: Bruce Boal

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423605584

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 838

THE SURFING YEAR BOOK OFFERS the complete package of news, features, results, opinions, and photography, providing an insider's view of everything that matters in each of the world's surfing regions-Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia and Japan, South and Central America, United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. An extended Surfing Year Book awareness campaign is underway at Surfersvillage.com, the world's biggest surfing news Web site, with more than twenty-two million visitor sessions a year. Surfersvillage will also utilize its large family of publishing partners around the world to advertise the book's arrival in all surfing markets. With each regional section offering text in English and language of origin, the book will have broad appeal in all world surfing markets. Photo essays from the best surf photographers around the world; profiles of all the leading surfers of 2008. Ocean environmental issues, weather, and swell reports. The only global directory of surfing products and services. International sponsors include: O'Neill, Quiksilver, Vans Europe, Oakley Europe, Solitude, Billabong, Hurley, Rip Curl, and Body Glove. Online marketing and promotions. Print and web advertising campaign. Co-op available. For years, Surfersvillage has led the world in providing the most comprehensive online information about the sport, culture, and industry of surfing, from the biggest swell events and contests to the tiniest club meets on the back beaches of the most remote coasts.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

She Surf

She Surf

This book is an exciting reflection on what it means to be a female surfer and what it means to be moved to action by the beauty of the sea.

Author: Lauren L. Hill

Publisher: Gestalten

ISBN: 3899559983

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 897

Join the celebration of the diverse, vibrant, and engaged community of women riding and making waves around the globe. While surfing is usually seen as a male domain, women have long been nurturing their own water stories and claiming their rightful place in the world of this sport. She Surf hails the females, past and present, who are engaged in expanding the art of surfing. Through exclusive interviews and evocative imagery, the book travels from the iconic waves of Hawaii to remote locations in Morocco. Learn about the forgotten stories of Polynesian surfing princesses, pioneering wave riders from the 1960s, and the contemporary movers and shakers shaping the scene. This book is an exciting reflection on what it means to be a female surfer and what it means to be moved to action by the beauty of the sea.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die

Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die

Covering quintessential beaches, including: Oahu's North Shore; Australia's Gold Coast; and of course, Malibu, California, the book also invites you to discover such unexpected gems as the Amazon and the Gulf of Alaska.

Author: Chris Santella

Publisher: Abrams Image

ISBN: 1419734563

Category:

Page: 224

View: 582

Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die is a beautifully illustrated guide to the most thrilling surfing destinations in the world. Covering quintessential beaches, including: Oahu's North Shore; Australia's Gold Coast; and of course, Malibu, California, the book also invites you to discover such unexpected gems as the Amazon and the Gulf of Alaska. From the frigid waters off Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula to Nazaré, Portugal, where in 2013 Garrett McNamara broke a world record for surfing the tallest wave (78 feet!), Fifty Places to Surf takes readers on a wide-roving adventure, divulging the details that make each venue unique--and plenty of tips for those who aspire to surf there. Featuring interviews with seasoned surfing experts such as pro surfer Joel Parkinson and Billabong executive Shannan North, Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die is an essential travel companion for surfers of all levels who are looking to catch that perfect wave.
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Sustainable Surfing

Sustainable Surfing

Each chapter produces in-depth insights to provide foundational insights of the relationship between sustainability and surfing. This book will appeal to multiple audiences in different disciplines and sectors.

Author: Gregory Borne

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317396574

Category: Science

Page: 262

View: 422

Whilst being an ambiguous and contested concept, sustainability has become one of the twenty-first century’s most pervasive ideas, as humanity’s increasing impact on the environment, as well as increasing social and economic inequalities, have local and global consequences. Surfing is a globally recognised cultural phenomenon whose unique connection with nature and rapid expansion into a multibillion pound industry offers exciting synergies for exploring various dimensions of sustainability. This book is the first to bring together the world’s foremost experts on the themes of sustainability and surfing. Drawing upon cutting edge theory and research, this book offers multidisciplinary perspectives and methodological approaches on the social, environmental and economic components of sustainable surfing. Contributions provide unique discussions that bridge the gap between theory and practice, exploring topics such as sustainable surf tourism, surf-econometrics, surf activism, surfing governance, the surfing industry, and technological advancements. Each chapter produces in-depth insights to provide foundational insights of the relationship between sustainability and surfing. This book will appeal to multiple audiences in different disciplines and sectors. Practitioners will benefit from the insights presented in this volume, while both undergraduate and postgraduate students will find this volume an invaluable companion, including those working in geography, environmental studies, sport sciences, and leisure and tourism studies.
Categories: Science

The Surfer Spirit

The Surfer Spirit

Awe-inspiring, uplifting, and beautifully motivating, The Surfer Spirit is a book unlike any other surf book. Stunning in its simplicity, the book features breathtaking images accentuated with simple, yet profound sentiments.

Author: Cynthia A. DeRosier

Publisher: Free Time Productions, LLC

ISBN: 9780976954804

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 56

View: 958

Awe-inspiring, uplifting, and beautifully motivating, The Surfer Spirit is a book unlike any other surf book. Stunning in its simplicity, the book features breathtaking images accentuated with simple, yet profound sentiments. Together, the words and imagery on each page reflect the way in which surfing keeps us in communion with nature, reconnecting us with our spirits each time our boards meet the water. Photos by world-renowned surf photographers John Bilderback and Jeff Divine feature Kelly Slater, Perry Dane, Taj Burrow, Rochelle Ballard, epic waves and more. A fabulous book for surfers and non-surfers alike.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Barbarian Days

Barbarian Days

"--The New York Times Magazine "Incandescent . . . I'd sooner press this book upon on a nonsurfer, in part because nothing I've read so accurately describes the feeling of being stoked or the despair of being held under. . .

Author: William Finnegan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143109396

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 447

View: 912

Describes the author's experiences as a lifelong surfer, from his early years in Honolulu through his culturally sophisticated pursuits of perfect waves in some of the world's most exotic locales.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Kook

Kook

Author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Dog Stars Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for Literature Having resolved to master a big-hollow wave—that is, to go from kook (surfese for beginner) to shredder—in a single ...

Author: Peter Heller

Publisher: Free Press

ISBN: 0743294203

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 518

With grit, poetry, and humor, Peter Heller, acclaimed author of The Whale Warriors recounts his remarkable journey of discovery—of surfing, an entirely new challenge; of the ocean’s beauty and power; of the strange surf subculture; of love; and, most of all, of how to seek adventure while crafting a meaningful life. Author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Dog Stars Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for Literature Having resolved to master a big-hollow wave—that is, to go from kook (surfese for beginner) to shredder—in a single year, Heller travels from Southern California down the coast of Mexico in the company of his girlfriend and the eccentric surfers they meet. Exuberant and fearless, Heller explores the technique and science of surfing the secrets of its culture, and the environmental ravages to the stunning coastline he visits. As Heller plumbs the working of his own heart and finds joy in both love and surfing, he affords readers vivid insight into this fascinating world, with all of its perils and pleasures, its absurdity and wonder. Exhilarating, entertaining, and moving, Kook is a love story between a man and his surfboard, a man and his girlfriend, a not-so-old man and the sea.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Mindful Thoughts for Surfers

Mindful Thoughts for Surfers

His illuminating meditations, each beautifully illustrated, make this book perfect for dipping into and offer a gentle gateway into life-affirming awareness for everyone.

Author: Sam Bleakley

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 9781782408956

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 815

Mindful Thoughts for Surfers explores how meditative a life on the surfboard can be. These 25 insightful musings will inspire beginners and experts alike. The immediacy of the surfer's surroundings and the interaction with the vast ocean and all of its wonderful wildlife creates the perfect opportunity to practise mindfulness. Sam Bleakley is an international longboard surfing champion and advocate for all forms of waveriding. With an interest in Buddhism and Taoism, he discusses such subjects as: Decluttering thoughts and identification Embracing imperfection The metaphors and parallels of the water with our lives The spiritual connection to nature Recovering from injury Heightened senses and the connection between body and mind Blue mindfulness, flow and resilience Through these subjects he explores how riding the waves is the ultimate meditation and offers an astute awareness of what the oceans tell us about our place in the natural world—if we would just listen. His illuminating meditations, each beautifully illustrated, make this book perfect for dipping into and offer a gentle gateway into life-affirming awareness for everyone. If you like this you might also be interested in Mindfulness and Surfing . . .
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Storm Surfer

Storm Surfer

Jill's week at surf camp is interrupted by an approaching hurricane.

Author: Jake Maddox

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 9781434205216

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 65

View: 838

Jill's week at surf camp is interrupted by an approaching hurricane.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Surf Like a Girl

Surf Like a Girl

The perfect gift for surfing enthusiasts, this unique compilation of stunning pictures and hard-won wisdom proves that the thrill of catching a wave, riding it, and kicking out belongs to everyone.

Author: Carolina Amell

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

ISBN: 379138595X

Category:

Page: 256

View: 944

Whether they're threading a barrel or shredding a swell, these amazing women are making enormous waves in the world of surfing. If you thought surfing was a male-dominated sport, think again. The thirty women surfers profiled in this thrilling collection can rip a wave with the best of them. Hailing from all over the world, each surfer is featured in spectacular photography and with their own inspirational words. There's American professional surfer Lindsay Steinriede on how her father's death has inspired her career; French board shaper Valerie Duprat on how she got her start "sculpting foam"; Conchita Rossler, founder of Mooana Retreat in Portugal, on connecting mind, body, and spirit; and Australian photographer Cait Miers on empowering women. You'll also meet surfers who are over sixty, who surf while pregnant, who captain boats, teach yoga, and make movies. Breathtaking photography captures these women from every angle, on and off the waves, in some of the world's most visually stunning locations. The perfect gift for surfing enthusiasts, this unique compilation of stunning pictures and hard-won wisdom proves that the thrill of catching a wave, riding it, and kicking out belongs to everyone.
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Surf Is Where You Find It

Surf Is Where You Find It

Conveyed in Gerry's unique voice, augmented with photos from his personal collection, this book is a classic for surf enthusiasts everywhere.

Author: Gerry Lopez

Publisher: Patagonia

ISBN: 9781938340253

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 980

Written by one of the most revered surfers of his generation, Gerry Lopez's Surf Is Where You Find It is a collection of stories about a lifetime of surfing. But more than that, it is a collection of stories about the lessons learned from surfing. It presents 38 stories about those who have been influential in the sport — surfing anytime, anywhere, and in any way. Lopez, an innovator in stand-up-paddle (one of the fastest growing water sports in the world), now shares his stories about pioneering that sport. Conveyed in Gerry's unique voice, augmented with photos from his personal collection, this book is a classic for surf enthusiasts everywhere.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Advanced Surf Fitness for High Performance Surfing

Advanced Surf Fitness for High Performance Surfing

The book also includes sections about swimming and cardio regimes, as well as psychology and nutrition. Advanced Surf Fitness for High Performance Surfing is the follow-up to the best-selling Complete Guide to Surf Fitness.

Author: Lee Stanbury

Publisher: Orca Publishing

ISBN: 0956789390

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 195

Aimed at surfers of all ages and abilities, Advanced Surf Fitness for High Performance Surfing offers a complete training package designed to take your surfing to the next level. The book includes a series of training programs that target the different muscle groups used in surfing, from paddling to all the different maneuvers. The book also includes sections about swimming and cardio regimes, as well as psychology and nutrition. Advanced Surf Fitness for High Performance Surfing is the follow-up to the best-selling Complete Guide to Surf Fitness.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

High Surf

High Surf

' Mark Richards, four-time world surfing champion 5% of author royalties from this book will be distributed to the following charities: Surf Aid International; Disabled Surfers Association; Life Rolls On; Surfers Healing; Surfrider ...

Author: Tim Baker

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 9780730449829

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

View: 507

Inspiring stories from an eclectic cast of surfers 'tim Baker may well be the most brilliant and incisive surf writer working today, or on any givenday for the last twenty years.' worldprosurfers.com Leading surf journalist tim Baker has profiled the surfing world's most inspiring characters, encountered over two decades of surf writing, to highlight the life lessons and boundless inspiration to be gained from a lifestyle built around waveriding. From salty old surf legends to modern pro-surf stars, to surfers from all walks of life - writers, musicians, aid workers, ethicists - the common theme in all these surfers' lives is how their personal journeys have been shaped and informed by their experiences in the ocean. 'I think one of the most powerful outcomes of surfing is how it creates community and shared experiences across all sections of society. Surfing is a lingua franca of nature. Even dolphins and other sea creatures surf.' Vezen Wu, scientist 'Just the feeling of the water on you, diving and paddling, duck-diving your first wave, seeing a set come, turning around and stroking into it, that initial rush as you drop down the face, the jolts of acceleration as you go through the manoeuvres - there's nothing like it. the only thing that actually comes close to riding waves is sex.' Mark Richards, four-time world surfing champion 5% of author royalties from this book will be distributed to the following charities: Surf Aid International; Disabled Surfers Association; Life Rolls On; Surfers Healing; Surfrider Foundation
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Battle for Paradise

The Battle for Paradise

CORRECTION: Regarding the book, The Battle for Paradise by Jeremy Evans, the following correction has been made on page 163 in paragraph three (3) to wit: “Weston once worked in concert with government officials in a pre-planned sting ...

Author: Jeremy Evans

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803246898

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 242

CORRECTION: Regarding the book, The Battle for Paradise by Jeremy Evans, the following correction has been made on page 163 in paragraph three (3) to wit: “Weston once worked in concert with government officials in a pre-planned sting operation, complete with marked bills: Weston, whose role in the operation involved paying a bribe to the Golfito mayor for a concession and then documenting the bribe as a way to expose the mayor as a corrupt government official, was a former cocaine dealer, according to Dan, and someone who illegally acquired possession of his sawmill property.” Pavones, a town located on the southern tip of Costa Rica, is a haven for surfers, expatriates, and fishermen seeking a place to start over. Located on the Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf), a marine sanctuary and one of the few tropical fjords in the world, Pavones is home to a legendary surf break and a cottage fishing industry. In 2004 a multinational company received approval to install the world’s first yellowfin tuna farm near the mouth of the Golfo Dulce. The tuna farm as planned would pollute the area, endanger sea turtles, affect the existing fish population, and threaten the world-class wave. A lawsuit was filed just in time, and the project was successfully stalled. Thus began an unlikely alliance of local surfers, fishermen, and global environmental groups to save a wave and one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. In The Battle for Paradise, Jeremy Evans travels to Pavones to uncover the story of how this ragtag group stood up to a multinational company and how a shadowy figure from the town’s violent past became an unlikely hero. In this harrowing but ultimately inspiring story, Evans focuses in turn on a colorful cast of characters with an unyielding love for the ocean and surfing, a company’s unscrupulous efforts to expand profits, and a government that nearly sold out the perfect wave.
Categories: History

Surf Stay Spain and Portugal

Surf   Stay  Spain and Portugal

While she drove, her drone was beside her on the passenger seat and her surf board was on the roof. This guide transcends the clichés and avoids the classic tourist traps. 'Sea' you soon!

Author: Veerle Helsen

Publisher: Lannoo Meulenhoff - Belgium

ISBN: 9789401451499

Category: Travel

Page:

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Lifestyle journalist Veerle Helsen went 'out-of-office' for six months, bought an old camper and travelled by herself along the Spanish and Portuguese coastline. Ever true to her motto "surf, see, sleep & eat", she combines three of her passions in this book: surfing, travelling and discovering hidden gems. How about a heavenly holiday mansion where there's a tree growing through the roof? Or an architectural public swimming pool that's hidden between rocks and the sea? She searched and found camper spots so quiet she could stay there for days without seeing another soul. Secret beaches that aren't indicated on the map where one can sit back and watch the waves. Veerle Helsen dismisses the classic tourist image of Spain and Portugal and writes about a completely different world: untouched, fierce and free, with little beach bars serving the very fish they caught earlier that day, and roads wrapping themselves around cliffs and dunes, sheltered by pine trees and maintaining the view of sandcastles on the beach. While she drove, her drone was beside her on the passenger seat and her surf board was on the roof. This guide transcends the clichés and avoids the classic tourist traps. 'Sea' you soon!
Categories: Travel

The Stormrider Surf Guide Europe

The Stormrider Surf Guide Europe

Generally acknowledged as the finest surf travel books available, they are often referred to as The Surfer's Bible. Now in one book, the Stormrider Surf Guide to Europe is the most comprehensive guide to where to surf in Europe available.

Author: Bruce Sutherland

Publisher: Low Pressure Publishing

ISBN: 0953984079

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 399

View: 532

Stormrider Guides are the ultimate surf travel guide books, providing essential surfing information from around the world. Generally acknowledged as the finest surf travel books available, they are often referred to as The Surfer's Bible. Now in one book, the Stormrider Surf Guide to Europe is the most comprehensive guide to where to surf in Europe available. All the heavyweight European countries are covered as well as the North Atlantic island chain plus Scandinavia. Containing detailed seasonal water temperatures and wetsuit recommendations, wave type, and wind and tide information, as well as tourist and cultural information, this book will be appreciated by surfers and non-surfers alike. Includes France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Italy, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Wales, England, Scotland, Azores, Madeira, and the Canary Islands.
Categories: Sports & Recreation