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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'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

The Stormrider Surf Guide Europe

The Stormrider Surf Guide Europe

Author: Bruce Sutherland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2008

By popular demand, The Beast is back. In response to customer feedback and general confusion, The Stormrider Surf Guide Europe is back in one huge, mind-blowing book. Much like a traditional bible, it seems surfers want both testaments in one place, so The Continent and Atlantic Islands books have been combined into 400 pages of pure surf stoke. This book is thick enough to stop a shotgun blast at point blank range, so it's R.I.P. for the box set as this is the 4th coming of The Stormrider Surf Guide Europe . The Stormrider Guide Europe (978-0-9539840-7-7) includes - Iceland & Scandinavia, Ireland, Wales, England, Scotland, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Morocco, Canary Islands, Madeira and Azores.Fully revised and detailed information covering The Surf , Ocean Environment and Surf Culture on a country by country basis. The Surf outlines where to go and when to go and demystifies the entire European coastline. Ocean Environment deals with pollution, erosion, access and hazards, while Surf Culture illuminates the surf scene including history, surf media, contests and localism. The indispensable travelling information is concise plus there's links to all the latest oceanographic and swell forecasting resources.The entire coastline is accurately mapped in detail, showing where to find the main surfing breaks. Each surf break report outlines how and where the waves break, quality, consistency and the general vibe. The unique Stormrider symbols reveal optimum wind, tide, swell size and direction, as well as wave type and bottom contour. Crowds, hazards, dangerous sea-life, pollution, access and environmental problems are also noted.A picture tells a thousand words so there are hundreds of the best photos of European surf ever compiled. Stunning images in crisp colour from the cream of the world's surf photographers and that extra dimension that makes The Stormrider Guide Europe the most detailed surf guide money can buy.

Bustin' Down the Door

Bustin' Down the Door

Author: Shaun Tomson Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2008

You have to bust down the door before they hear ya knockin'. -Rabbit In the winter of 1975, South African and Australian upstarts Shaun Tomson, Rabbit Bartholomew, and Mark Richards arrived in Hawaii with little else than their surfboards and their love of surfing. With courage, skill, and raw ambition, they not only set a new standard for wave riding, but also succeeded in transforming surfing from a casual lifestyle into a professional sport. Published to coincide with a documentary feature film narrated by Academy Award nominee Edward Norton, Bustin' Down the Door tells the incredible story of these free ride pioneers. With essays by the surfing legends themselves, along with previously unpublished photographs by award-winning photographers such as Dan Merkel, Bustin' Down the Door re-creates the genesis of modern surfing from the perspective of the visionaries who turned their unlikely dreams into reality and revolutionized the sport of surfing.

Pacific Passages An Anthology of Surf Writing

Pacific Passages An Anthology of Surf Writing

Author: Patrick Moser Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2008

A thousand years after Hawaiians first paddled long boards into the ocean, modern wave riders continued the practice and surfing as we know it was born. Pacific Passages brings together four centuries of writing about surfing, the most comprehensive collection of perspectives on the history and culture of a sport that has recently been transformed into a global industry. Included are Hawaiian legends and chants, journals of the first Western explorers to the South Pacific, and travel narratives of missionaries and luminaries such as Herman Melville, Mark Twain, and Jack London. Tom Wolfe, William Finnegan, Susan Orlean, and Bob Shacochis offer contemporary observations on a cultural phenomenon that extends from the beaches of Tahiti to the financial markets of Wall Street. Pacific Passages allows readers to trace the historical transformation of surfing's image through the centuries: from Polynesian myths of love to the first Western accounts of an exotic amusement that presented nothing but Horror & Destruction, to modern representations of surfing as a character-building activity and the quintessential expression of disaffected youth. Writers and cultural critics explore the sport's most recent trends, revealing how surfing impacts some of today's most pressing social concerns: technology, competition, gender, heritage, and globalism.

RYA Intermediate Windsurfing

RYA Intermediate Windsurfing

Author: Simon Bornhoft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2008

Surf Girl Roxy

Surf Girl Roxy

Author: Natalie Linden Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2008

Since its inception in 1994, the Roxy brand has been the tastemaker for girls' beach apparel. Their surf team, The Roxy Girls, are world champion surfers who epitomize the effervescent fun of being a beach girl. This chunky compendium collects the best photographs of the Roxy girls' exploits over the past decade whether on land or in the water. With over 200 sun-drenched photographs sprinkled with musings on the ocean life by the Roxy team, this volume is a graphic and elegant ode to surfer girl culture.

Surfing - In search of the perfect wave

Surfing - In search of the perfect wave

Author: Peter Diel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2008

This stunningly illustrated volume provides readers with a unique insight into this fascinating and increasingly popular past-time as well as expert information and advice on how to become a great surfer.Divided into three sections for easy reference, Surfing begins with an introduction to the origins of surfing and a guide to the equipment, preparation and basic techniques you'll need to get started. The second part provides readers with more advanced surfing techniques and a number of tips and tricks to improve your skills.This final section presents important information covering everything from weather and travel to surf talk. Last but not least it offers a guide to the best surfing locations in and around Europe, the USA and Hawaii, Australia, the South Pacific, and Mexico.

Stealing the Wave The Epic Struggle Between Ken Bradshaw and Mark Foo

Stealing the Wave The Epic Struggle Between Ken Bradshaw and Mark Foo

Author: Andy Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2008

In the winter of mid-eighties, two surfers are battling for supremacy at Waimea Bay, home to the biggest waves in the world. Old-school, and some say too old, Ken Bradshaw commands respect with his fearlessness and fearsome temper. Mark Foo is the new kid on the block. Icon of the younger generation, this photogenic Chinese-American wows the crowds with his lightning repertoire of cool moves. One perfect day at Sunset Beach, Foo audaciously steals a wave from under Bradshaw's nose, sparking a bitter feud that is to last for over ten years and end in tragedy.

Graphic Surf Decals, Patches, Stickers

Graphic Surf Decals, Patches, Stickers

Author: Ben Marcus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2008

Surfing has inspired fantastic and colorful graphic designs to advertise surfboards, surf shops, wax, wetsuits, magazines..., even skateboards and snowboards. Here are more than 1,250 to challenge collectors, inspire artists, and charm the surfing crowd. Written by a veteran enthusiast who knows his way around the surfing world, this exhibit-in-a-book, from many private collections and institutions, is the most comprehensive surf show ever attempted. Here are stickers, patches, and decals from before 1920 until today, documenting the history of surfing worldwide and providing classic and original designs of great beauty and style. The big-name surfboard makers are here, and the shops, organizations, and beaches are represented, from Hawaii to Mexico to Florida. Surfing movies, plastered cars, lifeguard stands, and icons who popularized the sport, from Duke Kahanamoku (1920s), to Greg Noll (1960s), to California Girls (always). Be startled with the creativity these designs show and enjoy them. Surfing has had a dynamic influence on modern life, and it is all captured here in its graphics.

How to be a Surfer

How to be a Surfer

Author: Joao DeMacedo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2007

This practical and accessible volume is aimed at helping surfers and non-surfers alike learn and improve their skills to get the very best out of their surfing experience. How to be a Surfer uses case studies, first hand experiences, and high action and scenic surf photography of some of the best surfers in the world to guide readers through the rich and diverse world of surfing. It also provides an internationally acclaimed surf training and teaching method - The 7 which breaks the sport down into seven simple and easily mastered techniques. With its unique combination of stunning photography, superb teaching method, and surfing philosophy, this is an essential volume for everyone interested in this highly enjoyable sport and lifestyle.

Today's T Surfboards

Today's T Surfboards

Author: Rod Sumpter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2007

A surfboard is a surfer's best friend, writes author and surf legend Rod Sumpter. It's the apple of one's eye and a window to the surfer's future skill and achievements -- a ticket to the best show on earth! Now Rod's passion for surfboard shaping has led him to team with board-building friends the world over to present this wonderful selection of new, hand-crafted custom surfboards, many featuring amazing artwork. Manufacturers and artists include Robb Havassy, Todd Proctor, Chuck Bassett, Drew Brophy, Hobie, Stewart, and Con Surfboards in the U.S., Josh Dowling, Len Dibben, and Steve Friedman Surfboards in Australia, Kimo Greene Surfboards in Hawaii, Rod Sumpter Surfboards and Seabase Ltd. (Hobie Surfboards Europe and Stewart Surfboards Europe) in the U.K. Sit back and enjoy as Rod takes you on an exciting tour of custom surfboards available today! Measurements and current values included.

Surfboard Wax A History

Surfboard Wax A History

Author: Jefferson Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2006

Before commercialism steps further into the surfing industry, somebody had to record and picture the most basic product of the sport! Thoroughly entertaining and informative, this unique book chronicles the story of surfboard wax -- from surfers' early use of household candle wax through the advent of a whole industry devoted to achieving the best traction. Meet the colorful individuals behind the Big Three wax companies -- Surf Research, Mr. Zog's, and Mrs. Palmers -- and read about their early manufacturing and marketing ventures. Amusing stories about these and other wax pioneers fill the pages of this book, along with over 300 full color pictures of the wax and its original packaging, from extreme to mainstream! No 'big wig' interpretations, no one to sway your spending, no marketing gurus with predictions from their laptops, no chocolate iPodsa|just the wax, jack. Enjoy!