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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!
Surfing is one of the fastest growing sports in America. In this book, coach Raul Guisado presents a complete course for beginners and for more experienced surfers ways to improve their technique or expand their repertoire. It covers boards and other equipment, the anatomy of waves, body position and stance, and techniques for everything from paddling to walking the nose. Special chapters on competition and training round out this comprehensive introduction to the sport. Surfing has evolved from a relatively obscure past time to one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Today, there are millions of surfers across the globe. The Art of Surfing is the first of its kind to avail participants, both beginner and advanced, with the same training and coaching principles of the more established and traditional sports. This book will empower both recreational and competitive surfers to prepare for and catch the best waves.
With its comprehensive text and brilliant full-colour photos, 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 the reader step by step through basics such as choosing the right board, reading waves, paddling out, and from making your first ride through intermediate and advanced techniques. You'll learn the subtleties of board design, etiquette on the waves, safety manoeuvres, how to deal with the inevitable wipeout and other hazards, moves to add power and grace to your rides, and tips on dealing with - and maybe riding - the really big waves. Here also is detailed expert advice on body-surfing and bodyboarding, and stories of surfing adventures in exotic locations around the world. The Complete Guide to Surfing also provides a loving portrait of the sport, from its humble beginnings to its resurgence at the beginning of the last century to the world's stage today.
Surfing is a wonderfully liberating sport, freeing surfers to enter the vast natural arena that is the ocean, and to pit their wits against it, one on one. Or at least that's how it used to be. Nowadays, everybody and their mother has decided to learn to surf, and surf breaks around the world are swarming with great shoals of surfers, locked in a do-or-die battle, scratching and clawing against one another for each precious wave. Needless to say, if you can't deal with the madding crowd while surfing, you'll be doing very little surfing at all. My Wave seeks to empower those with sufficient wit, talent, and desire, to enable them to work the crowd to their advantage, thus allowing them to catch their fill of waves, even on the most crowded days. Learning to call your wave is a necessity for both the beginning and advanced surfer. Whether learning the arcane methods of predicting when a swell from a far-off storm will arrive, sizing up your competition and developing a working plan for dealing with them ahead of time, or perhaps feinting and muscling yourself directly through the pack and into that next wave, My Wave will provide you with the knowledge you need to do the job, and get the wave. It includes advanced techniques for the serious surfer.
32 classic big wave surfing stories from the sport's pioneers John Long's classic collection of big wave surfing stories heralded a new era in surfing literature. Focusing on those elite athletes who live to challenge the ocean's fury, The Big Drop is more than just another surfing book. It is both an extraordinary collection of thirty-two true tales and a treasure-trove of insight into the evolution of big-wave surfing-with particular focus on the pioneers of the 1950s and 1960s and the skills necessary to challenge huge waves. Providing a comprehensive look at the sport's eras, locations, and legends, with a host of stunning images and a glossary of surfing terms, it is a truly unforgettable look at the obsession of those who face down monstrous waves. Revealing the tantalizing and terrifying truth about riding big waves, The Big Drop is a must for any surfer inclined to tackle large surf in thought or in fact.