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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!

The Stormrider Surf Journal Atlas, Planner, Log

The Stormrider Surf Journal Atlas, Planner, Log

Author: Bruce Sutherland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2014

The Stormrider Surf Journal is in fact three books bound into one, providing surfers with the ideal travelling companion to take on their next trip. First up is the Altas section, where 300 of the best surfing zones on the planet have been mapped and organised for regional comparison. Then the Planner unearths the perfect surfing destination for every day of the year, offering a world of choice for surfers trying to decide where to go when they next get some time off. Finally, there's a Log section which is dedicated to recording surf trips, surf sessions and a sketchbook allowing endless freedom and options to build a highly personalised journal of chasing waves.

Surf Science An Introduction to Waves for Surfing

Surf Science An Introduction to Waves for Surfing

Author: Tony Butt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/03/2014

Empire in Waves A Political History of Surfing

Empire in Waves A Political History of Surfing

Author: Scott Laderman Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/03/2014

Surfing today evokes many things: thundering waves, warm beaches, bikinis and lifeguards, and carefree pleasure. But is the story of surfing really as simple as popular culture suggests? In this first international political history of the sport, Scott Laderman shows that while wave riding is indeed capable of stimulating tremendous pleasure, its globalization went hand in hand with the blood and repression of the long twentieth century. Emerging as an imperial instrument in post-annexation Hawaii, spawning a form of tourism that conquered the littoral Third World, tracing the struggle against South African apartheid, and employed as a diplomatic weapon in America's Cold War arsenal, the saga of modern surfing is only partially captured by Gidget, the Beach Boys, and the film Blue Crush. From nineteenth-century American empire-building in the Pacific to the low-wage labor of the surf industry today, Laderman argues that surfing in fact closely mirrored American foreign relations. Yet despite its less-than-golden past, the sport continues to captivate people worldwide. Whether in El Salvador or Indonesia or points between, the modern history of this cherished pastime is hardly an uncomplicated story of beachside bliss. Sometimes messy, occasionally contentious, but never dull, surfing offers us a whole new way of viewing our globalized world.

Empire in Waves A Political History of Surfing

Empire in Waves A Political History of Surfing

Author: Scott Laderman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2014

Surfing today evokes many things: thundering waves, warm beaches, bikinis and lifeguards, and carefree pleasure. But is the story of surfing really as simple as popular culture suggests? In this first international political history of the sport, Scott Laderman shows that while wave riding is indeed capable of stimulating tremendous pleasure, its globalization went hand in hand with the blood and repression of the long twentieth century. Emerging as an imperial instrument in post-annexation Hawaii, spawning a form of tourism that conquered the littoral Third World, tracing the struggle against South African apartheid, and employed as a diplomatic weapon in America's Cold War arsenal, the saga of modern surfing is only partially captured by Gidget, the Beach Boys, and the film Blue Crush. From nineteenth-century American empire-building in the Pacific to the low-wage labor of the surf industry today, Laderman argues that surfing in fact closely mirrored American foreign relations. Yet despite its less-than-golden past, the sport continues to captivate people worldwide. Whether in El Salvador or Indonesia or points between, the modern history of this cherished pastime is hardly an uncomplicated story of beachside bliss. Sometimes messy, occasionally contentious, but never dull, surfing offers us a whole new way of viewing our globalized world.

The Ribbons are for Fearlessness A Journey

The Ribbons are for Fearlessness A Journey

Author: Catrina Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2014

'Fearlessness has got nothing to do with being unafraid. It's about doing things anyway, getting on with it, living, whether you're afraid or not... Courage is about being who you are with your whole heart.' Fuzzy-haired, neurotic, cello-playing Catrina is devastated when lover, Jack, leaves her to go surfing on the other side of the world. Trapped in a dead-end job and torn by his departure, Catrina dreams of running away. But how do you run away when you're flat broke? Luckily, her friend Andrew comes up with a plan: they'll get an old van, turn it into a camper and busk their way from Norway to Portugal, via the midnight sun. When Andrew is killed in a tragic accident Catrina decides to go it alone, with disastrous consequences. Until her experiences on the road gradually teach her the real meaning of love, courage and above all else, the importance of following her dreams.

Surfing Places, Surfboard Makers Craft, Creativity, and Cultural Heritage in Hawai'i, California, and Australia

Surfing Places, Surfboard Makers Craft, Creativity, and Cultural Heritage in Hawai'i, California, and Australia

Author: Andrew Warren, Craig Gibson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2014

Over the last forty years, surfing has emerged from its Pacific islands origins to become a global industry. Since its beginnings more than a thousand years ago, surfing's icon has been the surf- board-its essential instrument, the point of physical connection between human and nature, body and wave. Based on research in three important surfing locations-Hawai`i, southern California, and southeastern Australia-this is the first book to trace the surf- board from regional craft tradition to its key role in the billion-dollar surfing business. Hawai`i, California, and Australia are much more than sites of surfboard manufacturing. Their surfboard workshops are hives of creativity where legacies of rich cultural heritage and the local environment combine to produce unique, bold board designs customized to suit prevailing waves. The authors follow the story of board makers who have survived these challenges and explores the heritage of the craft, the secrets of custom board production, the role of local geography in shaping board styles, and the survival of hand-crafting skills. From the olo boards of ancient Hawaiian kahuna to the high- tech designs that represent the current state of the industry, Surfing Places, Surfboard Makers offers an entre?e into the world of surf- board making that will find an eager audience among researchers and students of Pacific culture, history, geography, and economics, as well as surfing enthusiasts.

Stormrider Surf Stories Indonesia

Stormrider Surf Stories Indonesia

Author: Alex Dick-Read, Bruce Sutherland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2014

Choosing the right travelling companion for that trip of a lifetime is a tough task, yet Stormrider Surf Stories makes life easy by offering something for everyone who is on a journey of enlightenment through Indonesia. This compendium of short stories brings together some of the finest tales of discovery, adventure and hardship from every corner of this surf-blessed archipelago. Join the pioneers and share their experiences as they hack their way through the jungles of Nias, the Mentawai Islands, G-Land, Sumbawa and Sumba, searching for the perfect wave around the next headland. Feel the terror as survivors recount their flirtation with disasters as big as the Boxing Day tsunami and Bali bombings or as small and personal as getting lost or falling overboard. Learn what it was really like in the early '70s on the sleepy island of Bali or jump in a sampan for a magical mystery tour of the far-flung Mentawai islands, decades before the modern, luxury, charter boats appeared. Shipwrecks, tsunamis, volcanoes, bombs, beatings, malaria and death are all cheated by an intrepid cast of trailblazers and chancers, but it's not all danger and mayhem as there are also some heart-warming narratives of love, joy and face-creasing comedy. This compendium of Stormrider Surf Stories will delight both the road-weary Indo traveller and the inquisitive intern, looking for a good ol' yarn to read during the next flat spell.

Know All About How to become a Professional Surfer

Know All About How to become a Professional Surfer

Author: Enrique Lincoln Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2014

This book provides tips to take First steps towards Professional Surfing

Surfing Places, Surfboard Makers Craft, Creativity, and Cultural Heritage in Hawai'i, California, and Australia

Surfing Places, Surfboard Makers Craft, Creativity, and Cultural Heritage in Hawai'i, California, and Australia

Author: Andrew Warren, Craig Gibson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2013

Over the last forty years, surfing has emerged from its Pacific islands origins to become a global industry. Since its beginnings more than a thousand years ago, surfing's icon has been the surf- board-its essential instrument, the point of physical connection between human and nature, body and wave. Based on research in three important surfing locations-Hawai`i, southern California, and southeastern Australia-this is the first book to trace the surf- board from regional craft tradition to its key role in the billion-dollar surfing business. Hawai`i, California, and Australia are much more than sites of surfboard manufacturing. Their surfboard workshops are hives of creativity where legacies of rich cultural heritage and the local environment combine to produce unique, bold board designs customized to suit prevailing waves. The authors follow the story of board makers who have survived these challenges and explores the heritage of the craft, the secrets of custom board production, the role of local geography in shaping board styles, and the survival of hand-crafting skills. From the olo boards of ancient Hawaiian kahuna to the high- tech designs that represent the current state of the industry, Surfing Places, Surfboard Makers offers an entre?e into the world of surf- board making that will find an eager audience among researchers and students of Pacific culture, history, geography, and economics, as well as surfing enthusiasts.

Surfing Life Waves (Russian Edition)

Surfing Life Waves (Russian Edition)

Author: Bradley Hook Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/12/2013

Parko Joel Parkinson's Surfing Journey

Parko Joel Parkinson's Surfing Journey

Author: Joel Parkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2013

Join world champion surfer Joel Parkinson on a global surfing tour. Visit his favourite surfing sites and get an insight into the world of pro-surfing from the best. With stunning photography of the best surfing beaches in the world, as well as action shots and behind-the-scenes images from the pro-surfing carnival this is the ultimate book for any surfing fan. Joel's commentary throughout the book gives the reader unparalleled access to his life, friends and career amongst the waves. With large format full-colour photography throughout this is a must have for all surfing fans and a great Christmas gift. Joel Parkinson is Australia's top surfer competing on the pro surfing World Tour. He became the youngest surfer to win the international Billabong Contest. And he won the ASP World Junior Championship. After twelve years competing at the elite level, a stretch that saw him win eleven elite World Title Events, plus nine additional tour events, and achieve runner-up second place to the ASP World Title four times, Joel Parkinson won his first World Championship Title in 2012 in Hawaii at the Banzai Pipeline doing battle with eleven-time ASP World Title holder, Kelly Slater, to get his first World Title, as well as go on to win the ighly-coveted Pipeline Masters. Known as Parko, he was born in Nambour, Queensland and grew up on Queensland's Gold Coast with fellow surfer Mick Fanning. He started surfing as a child, with his father's board, then he started competing with his friends Dean Morrison and, especially, Mick Fanning.