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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!

Dropping In

Dropping In

Author: Shane Sebastian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2019

Bluffer's Guide to Surfing

Bluffer's Guide to Surfing

Author: Craig Jarvis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2019

Never again confuse your tails with your rails, your SUPs with your ASPs, your shapers with your sprayers, or localism with a friendly welcome. Bask in the admiration of your fellow enthusiasts as you reminisce joyfully about those moments watching friends going over the falls, and pronounce confidently about the exact location of the Ampullae of Lorenzini. (That particular morsel of knowledge could save you from becoming shark food). DON'T SHOUT when surfing. No one likes a shouter. Surfing is being at one with Nature; it is like riding on God's soul. The only sound should be that of breaking surf. On the other hand, no one likes a hippy either. DON'T SAY I'm not kidding, dude. I once rode a Great White most of the way down the Pororoca.

Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die

Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die

Author: Chris Santella Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/04/2019

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 Nazare, 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.

Liferider

Liferider

Author: Laird Hamilton, Julian Borra Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Surfing. 1778 to Today

Surfing. 1778 to Today

Author: Jim Heimann Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/01/2019

This platinum tome is the most comprehensive visual history of surfing to date, marking a major cultural event as much as a publication. Following three and a half years of meticulous research, it brings together more than 900 images to chart the evolution of surfing as a sport, a lifestyle, and a philosophy. The book is arranged into five chronological chapters, tracing surfing culture from the first recorded European contact in 1778 by Captain James Cook to the global and multi-platform phenomenon of today. Utilizing institutions, collections, and photographic archives from around the world, and with accompanying essays by the world's top surf journalists, it celebrates the sport on and off the water, as a community of 20 million practitioners and countless more devotees, and as a leading influence on fashion, film, art, and music. An unrivaled tribute to the breadth, complexity, and richness of surfing, this book is a must-have for any serious player on the surfing scene and anybody who aspires to the surfing lifestyle. As one surfing scribe has declared, There has never been a book like this, and there will never be another one again.

Surfing as a dance

Surfing as a dance

Author: Sally Anne MacKinnon Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2018

The Other Side of Surfing

The Other Side of Surfing

Author: Christian Hundertmark Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2018

Take an enlightening look into the lives of surf enthusiasts - professional and otherwise - from all corners of the globe. Read about Munich-born river surfing pioneer Quirin Rohleder on the evolution of a once-obscure sport, and filmmaker Mario Hainzl on spotlighting West Africa's lesser known surfing destinations. Meet Joao Parrinha and Xandi Kreuzeder, the Santo Isidoro based artists making sculptures from ocean debris, and Mirko Sebastian Stranger, a master carpenter in Barcelona, whose wooden boards manage to feel weightless in water. In over 250 pages of rich photography and informative text, The Other Side of Surfing offers illuminating insights into the ways in which a deeply-felt connection to the sea can inform our work, art, and relationships in our daily lives on land.

The Secret Surfer

The Secret Surfer

Author: Iain Gately Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDWARD STANFORD TRAVEL WRITING AWARDS. The author, recovering from an operation to fit him with a titanium hip joint, sets out to catch a tube. This is no London Underground train, but rather that evanescent space, inside the unfolding wave, of which the surfer's dreams are made. The ultimate experience for the surfer is to ride inside a tube as it closes behind them. Most rides last between five and fifteen seconds; the record is thirty. In twelve years of surfing, Iain Gately has never caught a tube, but, before he gets old, he yearns to do so. The Secret Surfer is an alternative travel book; an exploration of an activity that attracts loners, obsessives and eccentrics; a lyrical evocation of places in Cornwall, Galicia, Portugal, Andalucia, Morocco and Ireland; and a rousing call to all of us not to give up too soon. Gately's quest, whether it ends in triumph or in failure, will offer a similar mixture of introspection and adventure, of a search for self-knowledge and of physical endeavour.

Yoga for Surfing

Yoga for Surfing

Author: Dashama Konah Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

Strengthen and Balance Your Body and Soul for Health, Happiness, and Longevity Yoga for Surfing guides you through over 100 yoga and meditation practices that effectively teach the reader how to access the flow state of consciousness for greater health, happiness, creativity, success, and life fulfillment. Fully illustrated with photos and clear, concise instructions that demonstrate how to do yoga in a variety of settings-on the beach, on the board, while floating on water, with or without props-there is something here for everyone to benefit from, whether they are advanced surfers or beginners. Notable contributors include: Shiva Rea Donica Shouse Jeremie Vaine Peggy Hall Zane Kekoa Schweitzer Noelani Love Eoin Finn Kendyl Beschen Jessi Moon With helpful advice on surfing techniques, performance focus, and relaxation, as well as inspiring short stories about surfers who have healed themselves via yoga, this is the ultimate guide to mind/body wellness in and out of the water.

Surfing: A Beginner's Guide

Surfing: A Beginner's Guide

Author: Alf Alderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2018

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.

Surf Travel

Surf Travel

Author: Roger Sharp Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2018

Surf Travel is an illustrated guide to the planet's most thrilling surf destinations. From classic surf destinations like Hawaii to less well known areas like Madagascar, the best breaks in each region are described by a team of experienced travelers with all the inside info. Packed with stunning photos, practical advice and up-to-date information, Surf Travel is the essential travel guide for surfers of all ages and abilities.

The Secret Surfer

The Secret Surfer

Author: Iain Gately Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2018

SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDWARD STANFORD TRAVEL WRITING AWARDS. Recovering from a hip replacement operation, and suffering from a mid-life crisis, Iain Gately sets out to catch a tube. This is no London underground train, but rather that evanescent space, beneath the lip of a breaking wave, that every surfer yearns to visit. In all his years of surfing, Iain Gately has never caught one. He realises it is now or never. His quest takes him to the Atlantic beaches of England's West Country, and to the sandbars and reefs of Galicia and the Canary Island. By turns funny, energetic and inspiring, The Secret Surfer is a tale of self-knowledge through endeavour, a beguiling blend of black humour, adventure and soul searching. Above all, it is a rousing call to all of us not to give up too soon.