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Surfing The Ultimate Guide

by Douglas G. Booth

Part of the Greenwood Guides to Extreme Sports Series

Surfing The Ultimate Guide Synopsis

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. The Pipeline in O'ahu, Hawaii. Maverick's Point in northern California. Ours near Sydney, Australia. All over the world, extreme surfers risk severe injury or even death from riptides, shark attacks, and collisions with the seabed itself, just to experience the ultimate high from tackling-and triumphing over-one of the most powerful forces on earth. Surfing: The Ultimate Guide explains the culture of extreme surfing-including the often violent locals only mentality-and analyzes the dangers involved in riding the world's biggest and most ferocious waves. The author examines the history of extreme surfing, including past and contemporary heroes; the science of giant waves; the technical criteria for riding them; and the future of big-wave riding. * 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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780313380426
Publication date: 18th February 2011
Author: Douglas G. Booth
Publisher: Greenwood Press an imprint of ABC-CLIO
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 155 pages
Categories: Surfing, windsurfing, water skiing,

About Douglas G. Booth

Douglas Booth is professor of sports studies and dean of the School of Physical Education at The University of Otago, New Zealand.

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