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Surfing, windsurfing, water skiing

See below for a selection of the latest books from Surfing, windsurfing, water skiing category. Presented with a red border are the Surfing, windsurfing, water skiing books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Surfing, windsurfing, water skiing books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

RYA Start Windsurfing

RYA Start Windsurfing

Author: Royal Yachting Association Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2006

Surfing and Social Theory Experience, Embodiment and Narrative of the Dream Glide

Surfing and Social Theory Experience, Embodiment and Narrative of the Dream Glide

Author: Nicholas J. Ford, David Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2005

Surfing has emerged from ancient roots to become a twenty-first century phenomenon - an 'alternative' sport, lifestyle and art form with a global profile and ever-increasing numbers of participants. Drawing on popular surf culture, academic literature and the analytical tools of social theory, this book is the first sustained commentary on the contemporary social and cultural meaning of surfing. Core themes of mind and body, emotions and identity, aesthetics, style, and sensory experience are explored through a variety of topics, and particular attention is paid to: * evolving perceptions of the sea and the beach * the globalization of surfing * surfing as a subculture and lifestyle * the embodiment and gendering of surfing. Surfing and Social Theory is an original and theoretically rigorous text that sets the agenda for future work in this area. Along with the Surf Science courses now appearing in universities around the world, this text provides students and researchers in sport, sociology, culture and geography with a new perspective and a thought-provoking text.

Surfing and Social Theory Experience, Embodiment and Narrative of the Dream Glide

Surfing and Social Theory Experience, Embodiment and Narrative of the Dream Glide

Author: Nicholas J. Ford, David Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2005

Surfing has emerged from ancient roots to become a twenty-first century phenomenon - an 'alternative' sport, lifestyle and art form with a global profile and ever-increasing numbers of participants. Drawing on popular surf culture, academic literature and the analytical tools of social theory, this book is the first sustained commentary on the contemporary social and cultural meaning of surfing. Core themes of mind and body, emotions and identity, aesthetics, style, and sensory experience are explored through a variety of topics, and particular attention is paid to: * evolving perceptions of the sea and the beach * the globalization of surfing * surfing as a subculture and lifestyle * the embodiment and gendering of surfing. Surfing and Social Theory is an original and theoretically rigorous text that sets the agenda for future work in this area. Along with the Surf Science courses now appearing in universities around the world, this text provides students and researchers in sport, sociology, culture and geography with a new perspective and a thought-provoking text.

Surfing California A Complete Guide to the Best Breaks on the California Coast

Surfing California A Complete Guide to the Best Breaks on the California Coast

Author: Raul Guisado, Jeff Klaas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2005

A complete guide to 200 of the best surf spots along the California coast, from the Oregon border to the Baja Peninsula. Falcon's Surfing guides provide wave riders with a complete collection of breaks, from classic surf spots to lesser-known waves. Combined with descriptions of each notable surf spot in an area, there are detailed maps, directions, parking suggestions, wave characteristics, swell direction, preferred board, and difficulty ratings.

North Shore Chronicles

North Shore Chronicles

Author: Bruce Jenkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2005

Surfing Hawaii A Complete Guide To The Hawaiian Islands' Best Breaks

Surfing Hawaii A Complete Guide To The Hawaiian Islands' Best Breaks

Author: Rod Sumpter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2005

A complete guide for the most well known to the not-so-well-known surf spots in the Hawaiian Islands, from Tavaras Bay on Maui to Waimea Bay on Oahu to lesser-known Manele Bay on the island of Lanai.

Pipe Dreams A Surfer's Journey

Pipe Dreams A Surfer's Journey

Author: Kelly Slater Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2004

Six-time world surfing champion, actor, and US heart-throb Kelly Slater tells of the struggles and triumphs he's experienced throughout his life and how they have helped him to become one of the world's most loved sports figures. From beach blanket bingo to Baywatch, surfing has fascinated people for years, and Kelly Slater is the sport's newest star. He's one of the world's most popular surfers; his radical moves have revolutionised the sport. Born in Cocoa Beach, Florida, in 1972, he found surfing to be a great way to escape problems at home. When he was 11, his parents divorced. Slater and his brother, Sean, were raised by their suddenly single mother, who struggled to support two young sons. After Slater's surfing career took off, he made the transition into acting and modelling. He spent a season starring on the popular television show Baywatch, where he won the hearts of women young and old, including Pamela Anderson, whom he dated for about a year. He has also been featured in Versace ads. In Pipe Dreams, he shares the stories that have influenced his life and have inspired him to overcome both personal and professional hurdles and achieve his dreams.

Windsurfing The Complete Guide

Windsurfing The Complete Guide

Author: Ian Currer Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2004

This volume is offers a comprehensive beginners guide with details of all the latest equipment and training techniques. it includes a guide to buying and information on venues.

Eddie Would Go

Eddie Would Go

Author: Stuart Holmes Coleman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2004

In the world of surfing there are legends, and then there's Eddie Aikau. In 1970s Hawaii, a decade before bumper stickers and T-shirts bearing the phrase 'Eddie would go' began popping up throughout the surfing world. Eddie Aikau was proving what it meant to be a 'waterman'. As a fearless and gifted surfer, he rode the biggest waves in the world; as the first and most famous Waimea Bay lifeguard on the North Shore, he saved hundreds of lives from its treacherous waters; and as a proud Hawaiian, he was at the forefront of the renaissance of Polynesian culture. 'Eddie would go', they said, and he did, whatever the weather, whatever the danger. For ten years he was the king of big wave surfing. Then in 1978, with his personal life in turmoil, Eddie joined the Hokule'a expedition, an attempt to recreate the ancient oceanic voyages between Hawaii and Tahiti. The journey was to go horribly wrong. Hours after the expedition left Hawaii, the fragile canoe ran into trouble. The crew were in mortal danger. To save his friends, Eddie was to make the ultimate sacrifice.

The Complete Guide to Surfing

The Complete Guide to Surfing

Author: Peter Dixon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2004

The Sport of Kings, developed in Polynesia and refined in the paradise of the Hawaiian Islands, is now global, with surfers challenging the waves from Australia to Atlantic City, from Hawaii to Peru, and from South Africa to Malibu. There's nothing like being alone on a board, charging across a wave face, to free oneself from the cares of the workaday world. And there's no other sport that requires so little gear to participate, and yet gives so much in terms of excitement, challenge, and satisfaction. With its comprehensive text and brilliant full-colour photography, The Complete Guide To Surfing clearly and vividly explains the world of surfing. Here is everything you need to paddle out and join in. Veteran surfing writer and California surfing pioneer Peter Dixon takes you step by step through basics such as choosing the right board, reading waves, and paddling out. From there you will learn how to take your first ride and gain experience as an intermediate and advanced surfer. You'll also learn about the subtleties of board design, etiquette on the waves, safety manoeuvres, how to deal with wipe-outs, and moves to improve your power and grace. The Complete Guide To Surfing is d

Windsurfing

Windsurfing

Author: Peter Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2004

Arguably one of the most diverse, exciting and accessible of water sports, windsurfing attracts an estimated twenty million participants worldwide. This instructional volume is packed full of information. Illustrated with photographs by John Carter, one of the world's most respected water sports' photographers, it will inspire both the beginner and the expert.

Fit to Surf

Fit to Surf

Author: Rocky Snyder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2003

'Guaranteed to make you rip twice as hard' - TransWorld Surf magazine. This book helps you to stay out longer, catch more waves, and perform more demanding maneuvers. Whether you're a veteran surfer or just discovering the thrills of catching a big wave, this surfing-specific fitness guide helps you become a better, stronger, more agile surfer. Fit to Surf gives you everything you need to create a personal fitness program that builds strength and increases endurance, fine-tunes balance and coordination, and minimizes your risk of injury. Renowned personal trainer and avid surfer Rocky Snyder presents easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for scores of illustrated exercises that you can perform at home, in the gym, or on the water.Complete with a muscle chart and a workout log you can use to organize your personal training program, Fit to Surf helps you improve your wave count, maintain a higher energy level, and master maneuvers that you thought were beyond your skills. It includes: flexibility training; sun salutation warmup yoga poses; strength training; medicine ball and stability ball training; skill transfer exercises; endurance training; surf team drills; and, detailed sample workout programs. 'An easy-to-follow guide' - Longboard Magazine . 'A must-have for your surf library' - Girls' Surf Life magazine.