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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!

Aussie Surfa - The surf guide: Things you gotta know..

Aussie Surfa - The surf guide: Things you gotta know..

Author: Melanie Lumsden-Ablan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2012

Surfing Tropical Beats

Surfing Tropical Beats

Author: Sam Bleakley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2012

Swell

Swell

Author: Evan Slater Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Wave watchers around the world know that no two waves are the same. Yet each and every wave that rises, peaks, and crashes onto the beach is generated by a much larger force originating thousands of miles away. Surf journalist team Evan Slater and Peter Taras capture the essence of waves and the swells that produce them in this breathtaking collection of wave photography. Slater characterizes four distinct swells from different corners of the globe and traces their journeys throughout the year from storm to seashore. His reflective, informative essays amplify these powerful images of hundreds of waves frozen in time, beautiful, simple, universal, yet wholly unique-and the best thing to watch on the planet.

Instant surfing

Instant surfing

Author: Infinite Ideas Format: eBook Release Date: 16/01/2012

This handy little guide is packed with tips and techniques for the surfing beginner. Clearly the best place to learn to surf is on a board in the ocean but we hope these ideas will give you background on kit, some tips on finding the best places to surf an

Instant surfing

Instant surfing

Author: Infinite Ideas Format: eBook Release Date: 16/01/2012

This handy little guide is packed with tips and techniques for the surfing beginner. Clearly the best place to learn to surf is on a board in the ocean but we hope these ideas will give you background on kit, some tips on finding the best places to surf an

Bodyboard Travel Guide

Bodyboard Travel Guide

Author: Owen Pye Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2011

The Bodyboard Travel Guide will open your mind to the endless possibilities that exploring the world with your bodyboard can bring. Featuring 100 slabs, wedges and shorebreaks on six continents, three oceans and dozens of countries, it will have you salivating at the sheer variety of what's on offer. You will learn: how to plan your trip. where and when to go, how to score more waves by getting in shape, why every bodyboarder needs to go on a boat trip, staying safe, healthy and out of trouble, how to shoot great images and preserve your memories, how to save money on budget trips, cold water destinations: how to survive and thrive, the one nation in the world every single man should visit (and it gets great waves too)! How to prepare for an awesome roadtrip. There's a ton of useful tips and insights from seasoned travellers and bodyboarding pros including: 2010 world champion Amaury Lavernhe, Matt Lackey, Pierre Louis Costes, Sacha Specker, Dave Winchester, Damien King, Ben Player and Magno Oliveira. And much more, including: Travellers Tales: Inspirational ripping yarns from bodyboarders who've been there, done that, and survived to tell the tale. All illustrated with hundreds of photos from the world's top bodyboarding and surfing photographers, including Tim Jones, Sacha Specker, Tim McKenna, Mike Searle, Ray Collins, Lee Kelly and Chris Van Lennep. Detailed destination sections cover background info, waves, general travel advice and the vibe, plus of course detailed spot checks of the most bodyboarding-friendly breaks. Check out: Ireland - enchanted land of slabs, hollow points, green fields and black beer; Hawaii - the spiritual home of bodyboarding: learn how to surf Pipeline; Portugal - supertubes, super variety!; Tahiti - chopes as you've never seen it before; Pacific Islands - where to seek off-the-beaten-track tropical perfection; Scotland - cold water slabs in Europe's beautiful northern frontier; The Canary Islands - learn how to score before the locals; Morocco - we've uncovered some little-known wedges and reefs; South Africa - two oceans, quality waves galore; The Philippines - so much more than Cloud Nine; Indonesia - score uncrowded perfection in this nation of thousands of wave-drenched islands; Australia - so much coastline, so many sick waves: these are the ones to bodyboard; England and Wales - where to go for good waves and fun times; Chile - an arid coastal frontier of endless cold water slabs; Central America - warm water and consistent fun surf; Mexico - the full lowdown on this wave-drenched land; Brazil - the party capital of the world is also home to some seriously fun bodyboarding waves; USA - where to score in California and on the East Coast; Spain - great culture, great food and great waves. My advice to anyone travelling and looking for waves is to stay curious and never let a long walk get in the way of a new discovery, The Bodyboard Travel Guide can help to get you there. Mitch Rawlins

The Wave In Pursuit of the Oceans' Greatest Furies

The Wave In Pursuit of the Oceans' Greatest Furies

Author: Susan Casey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2011

Some people are drawn towards nature at its most extreme - and it doesn't get more extreme than giant waves. These deadly waves have a strangely hypnotic pull on two types of person: for scientists and super-surfers, rogue waves are a grail, and they will go to dangerous lengths to hunt them down. This is a white-knuckle ride with the men who live to catch rogue waves. It zips from Lloyds of London to rusty oil rigs, tropical Tahitian surf shacks to super-computer data labs. Find out what happens when nature confronts nature at her most ferocious.

The Surfing Tribe A History of Surfing in Britain

The Surfing Tribe A History of Surfing in Britain

Author: Roger Mansfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2011

The Surfing Tribe is the definitive story of the history of surfing in Britain. First published in 2009, this second edition has been significantly updated and expanded with an additional 32 pages and 60 new photos. Written by renowned surf historian Roger Mansfield, the book pieces together the origins and history of the sport around the country. All the key characters are profiled, from early pioneers like Rod Sumpter to international heroes on the pro circuit like Russell Winter. The book also charts the evolution of British surfboards and looks back at the films and magazines that have portrayed the British scene over the decades.

Surf Survival The Surfer's Health Handbook

Surf Survival The Surfer's Health Handbook

Author: Andrew Nathanson, Clayton Everline, Mark Renneker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2011

Whether you're a novice or an expert, Surf Survival is the handbook every surfer must have in his or her backpack, car, and beach house. With a slick waterproof cover and a handy travel-size format, Surf Survival explains everything from what to do about a jellyfish sting to what to eat for maximum energy out on the water. Also included are lists of common surfing hazards by region and wave science warm-ups, as well as detailed checklists of what to have on hand in case of an emergency. Be prepared for anything, whether you're surfing a crowded beach in California or a remote island in Indonesia. Written and compiled by three expert surfers and sports medicine doctors, this full-color guide is a handy must-have reference tool for every surfer.

RYA National Windsurfing Scheme Syllabus and Logbook

RYA National Windsurfing Scheme Syllabus and Logbook

Author: Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2011

Surfing The Ultimate Guide

Surfing The Ultimate Guide

Author: Douglas G. Booth Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2011

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. * 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