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Whether you're a football fan, a tennis aficionado, a keen golfer or a basketball nut you'll love this top collection of facts - the must-have miscellany for any sports fan. Featuring obscure, unbelievable, intriguing and engaging facts about some of the world's most popular ball sports, discover fascinating nuggets of information on the sports, the balls, the players, the history and plenty more. All the major ball sports are covered and you can find out why the number of dimples on a golf ball can make you a better player, what the fastest recorded serve is in a tennis match and who is the world's highest-earning ball player.
Surfing: A Beginner's Guide has been the go-to surf book for beginners since 1996. This third edition, now with the endorsement of Surfing England, takes you through all the vital steps to become a surfer: you will learn where to surf, when to surf and how to surf safely. You will learn the foundations such as choosing the correct equipment, which is essential to make any progress as a beginner; pre-surf preparation, including getting fit with tips and advice; and your first surfer steps on the beach and in the ocean. All these stages lead up to you catching your very first wave and the surfing bug. The sea is renowned for its beauty, but infamous for its dangers. Alf provides you with transferable skills to safely enjoy your new hobby. Safety features heavily in the book, and you will learn all the basic common-sense aspects of surfing that even the most experienced surfer forgets.
Ultimate Surfing Adventures takes you on a thrilling ride around the world's best surfing spots Stunning, full-page photographs put you at the heart of the action while inspirational descriptions tell you why each break is so special. This is a sumptuous coffee-table book that's perfect for planning your next surfari, or that allows you to indulge in some armchair surfing of some breaks that only the most adventurous will visit. As well as classic waves around the Pacific there are a wealth of more unusual surf spots from Antarctica to Nova Scotia. Every continent is covered - expect to read about some waves you've ridden and some you never knew existed. Each entry is accompanied by useful information about season, hazards, how to get there and what to do when you're all surfed out.