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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!

Surfer Girls in the New World Order

Surfer Girls in the New World Order

Author: Krista Comer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2010

In Surfer Girls in the New World Order, Krista Comer explores surfing as a local and global subculture, looking at how the culture of surfing has affected and been affected by girls, from baby boomers to members of Generation Y. Her analysis encompasses the dynamics of international surf tourism in Sayulita, Mexico, where foreign women, mostly middle-class Americans, learn to ride the waves at a premier surf camp and local women work as manicurists, maids, waitresses, and store clerks in the burgeoning tourist economy. In recent years, surfistas, Mexican women and girl surfers, have been drawn to the Pacific coastal town's clean reef-breaking waves. Comer discusses a write-in candidate for mayor of San Diego, whose political activism grew out of surfing and a desire to protect the threatened ecosystems of surf spots; the owners of the girl-focused Paradise Surf Shop in Santa Cruz and Surf Diva in San Diego; and the observant Muslim woman who started a business in her Huntington Beach home, selling swimsuits that fully cover the body and head. Comer also examines the Roxy Girl series of novels sponsored by the surfwear company Quiksilver, the biography of the champion surfer Lisa Andersen, the Gidget novels and films, the movie Blue Crush, and the book Surf Diva: A Girl's Guide to Getting Good Waves. She develops the concept of girl localism to argue that the experience of fighting for waves and respect in male-majority surf breaks, along with advocating for the health and sustainable development of coastal towns and waterways, has politicized surfer girls around the world.

Surfer Girls in the New World Order

Surfer Girls in the New World Order

Author: Krista Comer Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2010

In Surfer Girls in the New World Order, Krista Comer explores surfing as a local and global subculture, looking at how the culture of surfing has affected and been affected by girls, from baby boomers to members of Generation Y. Her analysis encompasses the dynamics of international surf tourism in Sayulita, Mexico, where foreign women, mostly middle-class Americans, learn to ride the waves at a premier surf camp and local women work as manicurists, maids, waitresses, and store clerks in the burgeoning tourist economy. In recent years, surfistas, Mexican women and girl surfers, have been drawn to the Pacific coastal town's clean reef-breaking waves. Comer discusses a write-in candidate for mayor of San Diego, whose political activism grew out of surfing and a desire to protect the threatened ecosystems of surf spots; the owners of the girl-focused Paradise Surf Shop in Santa Cruz and Surf Diva in San Diego; and the observant Muslim woman who started a business in her Huntington Beach home, selling swimsuits that fully cover the body and head. Comer also examines the Roxy Girl series of novels sponsored by the surfwear company Quiksilver, the biography of the champion surfer Lisa Andersen, the Gidget novels and films, the movie Blue Crush, and the book Surf Diva: A Girl's Guide to Getting Good Waves. She develops the concept of girl localism to argue that the experience of fighting for waves and respect in male-majority surf breaks, along with advocating for the health and sustainable development of coastal towns and waterways, has politicized surfer girls around the world.

Force Of Nature

Force Of Nature

Author: LAIRD HAMILTON Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2010

Laird Hamilton has been hailed as the world's greatest big-wave surfer. His first book, Force of Nature, allows readers a rare glimpse inside the unique philosophy that has created his circumstances, and not the other way around. After all, this is a man whose biological father abandoned him shortly after he was born; whose first job was working on a pig far; who dropped out of school in eleventh grade. And then the career decision: surfer. Though earning enough to pay the rent as any kind of surfer is next to impossible, Hamilton has ended up in the place we all desire to be: doing exactly what he loves, becoming the world's best in the process, making a great living, being surrounded by nature and family, radiating peak health and fitness, and succeeding by any definition of the word. How did he get there? And more importantly, how can the rest of us join him? Force of Nature is a detailed map to that destination, with Laird Hamilton as the reader's guide. It's not about chasing trophies or accolades or cash. It's about quality over quantity, soul and being true to your physical, mental, and spiritual roots. Not only is it possible to thrive in the modern world without adopting its harmful habits, it's essential. And not only has Hamilton mastered this balance, he makes a compelling and articulate case that anyone who wants to can do the same. This book is a deeply authoritative and cutting-edge guide to peak fitness in mind, body, sould, and surfing. It comes directly from the source and his inner circle, which includes those at the vanguard of sports, training, nutrition, and more. Former pro volleyball player Gabrielle Reece; surf legend Dave Kalama; fitness gurus Paul Chek, T.R. Goodman, and Don Wildman; and Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis all contribute their knowledge. Readers will get an all-access pass into an elite world filled with definitive and provocative ideas.

History of Surfing

History of Surfing

Author: Matt Warshaw Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2010

Matt Warshaw knows more about surfing that any other person on the planet. After five years of research and writing, Warshaw has completed a totally unprecedented history of the sport and the culture it has spawned. With a voice that is definitive, funny, and wholly original, The History of Surfing delivers the ultimate book for surfers everywhere.

Water Skiing and Wakeboarding

Water Skiing and Wakeboarding

Author: Ben Favret Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2010

Hit the water and ride like the pro's! Jam packed with photos, this full colour book is your guide to tearing up the water. In this one stop resource, gold medallist Ben Favret teaches you how to take your skills to the next level. Whether it's the secret to performing tricks, selecting equipment, or learning how to condition your body to perfect technique Water Skiing and Wakeboarding shows you how to do it safely whilst having fun.

The Surfing Handbook Mastering the Waves for Beginning and Amateur Surfers

The Surfing Handbook Mastering the Waves for Beginning and Amateur Surfers

Author: Ben Marcus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2010

Complete Guide to Surf Fitness The Definitive Guide to Surf Training Whatever Your Level

Complete Guide to Surf Fitness The Definitive Guide to Surf Training Whatever Your Level

Author: Lee Stanbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2010

One of the big challenges for surfers is maintaining surf fitness through flat spells and spells away from the ocean. This book will help surfers maintain their surfing fitness so they are stronger, fitter and have more explosive power. Even for those surfers who live close to the ocean and get to surf nearly every day, a dedicated fitness regime can help to improve their surfing, increase their surftime and prevent injury. The aim of this book is to help surfers surf longer, surf stronger, and catch more waves. What surfer wouldn't want that? For the first time, The Complete Guide To Surfing Fitness brings together all the latest knowledge and techniques to offer a complete training programme for beginners to pros. Illustrated with over 150 annotated photos and inspiring surf images, the guide covers everything from stretching and flexibility exercises to core strength, resistance training and plyometrics. Also covered is the use of exercise equipment such as Swiss balls, Indo boards, and Bosu balls as well as a swimming programme and tips for young surfers. Plus there's no need to join a gym as all the exercises can be done at home.

The Stormrider Surf Guide Central America and the Caribbean

The Stormrider Surf Guide Central America and the Caribbean

Author: Antony Colas, Bruce Sutherland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2010

The Stormrider Surf Guide Central America and the Caribbean takes a journey through the wave-rich deserts, jungles and tropical islands sandwiched between North and South America. This region hosts some of the most fun and funky surf spots around, breaking in bath-warm water, immersed in a kaleidoscope of cultures and backdrops. Beautifully presented maps, photos and up-to-date, reliable surf information make this Stormrider Surf Guide a must have item for any trip to Central America and the Caribbean. This guide includes detailed descriptions of the waves in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, The Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, British Virgin Islands, St Martin & St Barts, Barbuda & Antigua, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago. Surf forecasting information includes monthly swell and weather data, helping you decide on when to go, plus crucial travelling information from flights and accommodation to sightseeing and hazards. Integrated text, symbols and maps contain crucial, otherwise unavailable information. Over 100,000 surfers have bought The World Stormrider Guide Volumes 1, 2 and 3 making them the best-selling surf guide series. This new book complements the World Stormrider Guide series and The Stormrider Guide Europe , both proven best-sellers and it adds to a growing collectable set of 'Bibles' for the worldwide surfing community.

Surfing

Surfing

Author: John Crossingham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2010

RYA Windsurfing Instructor Manual

RYA Windsurfing Instructor Manual

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2010

California Surf Project

California Surf Project

Author: Chris Burkard, Eric Soderquist Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2009

Quit your job, pack your boards, jump into the car, and surf your way down the California coast. Sound like a daydream? The California Surf Project is the fully illustrated travel diary of two surfers who actually did this. Professional photographer Chris Burkard and surfer and artist Eric Soderquist roadtripped in their beat up Volkswagen bus from the Oregon border to the Tiajuana Sloughs on a two-month quest to rediscover everything the Golden State's legendary waves have to offer. Along the way, they documented their experiences in photographs and diary entries, which were originally posted at heavily trafficked Website Surfline.com and are now collected in this beautiful coffee table book. Relive in more than 200 photographs their incredible adventure of crashing monster waves, sharing campfires with total strangers, and keeping the bus running with duct tape and prayers - in short, living the dream. Candid, dry, but often humorous text documents the inevitable ups and downs of a memorable journey. A professionally produced twenty-minute DVD tucked inside the back case features footage taken on a Super-8 camera during the roadtrip, too.

Surfer's Guide to Waves, Coasts and Climates

Surfer's Guide to Waves, Coasts and Climates

Author: Tony Butt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2009