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The Encyclopedia of Surfing
Matt Warshaw
0151005796
October 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
What's that sound coming from the beach? That's the rustle of pages turning, as would-be immortals look themselves up in The Encyclopedia of Surfing, surfing's first comprehensive reference book. The Encyclopedia of Surfing chronicles nearly every bit of wave-riding--its history, places, mythology, champions, tragedies, in-jokes, and minutiae. Author Matt Warshaw, former editor of Surfer magazine, and his fellow researchers took three years to put together this prodigious tome. The most surprising thing about the book is its terrific readability. Though the 1,500 entries are organized in typical encyclopedic style, one after the other alphabetically, none of them--not a single one--is completely boring. Not even the one on the technicalities of fin placement. In fact, the book is a trap, leading unsuspecting readers on a...


Soul Surfer
Bethany Hamilton
0743499220
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Gr. 6-9. Readers may not recall the name Bethany Hamilton, but after a glance at the cover photo, they'll recognize her as the girl who lost her arm to a shark while surfing. Hamilton tells her own story, though in many places the narrative sounds more like it's from an adult's perspective--perhaps from an adult coauthor. It begins with the moment a giant white shark chomps off her arm. She then goes back to discuss the events leading up to the attack and to describe what her life was like before the tragedy--home-schooling in a strong Christian household and lots of competitive surfing. Hamilton's account is suffused with her feelings for God and His impact in her life. Perhaps because of this relationship, she never seems depressed about her situation; in fact, she is surfing again. The inset of color photos offers...


Surfing California: A Complete Guide to the Best Breaks on the California Coast
Falcon Books (Editor)
076272966X
September 2005
Paperback
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From the Back Cover
For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuide® has set the standard for outdoor recreation guidebooks. Written by top outdoors experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites you to experience the endless adventure and rugged beauty of the great outdoors.
Surfing California is your one-of-a-kind guide to the best breaks in the Golden State - from classic surf spots to lesser-known waves. Explore the surf from the Oregon border to the Mexican border, covering every worthwhile break in between. Let local surfers Raul Guisado and Jeff Klaas show you where to ride the waves from North Jetty in Arcata to Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz to Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Beach.
Look inside for:

Complete write-ups of 100 featured surf spots, plus key info on 100 more
Best tide height, swell direction, and...


Let My People Go Surfing
Yvon Chouinard
1594200726
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Like the carefully engineered dies which created his company's first products--steel pitons and carabiners which climbing enthusiasts would recognize as primitive forerunners of today's sleeker gear--Yvon Chouinard is if nothing else an original. How many other shy French-Canadian boys become surf-and-climbing bums, then blacksmiths forging their own play tools, and eventually founders of world-renowned sports equipment and apparel companies like Patagonia? How many other heads of multi-million dollar enterprises open their memoirs by stating bluntly, "The Lee Iacoccas, Donald Trumps, and Jack Welches of the business world are heroes to no one except other businessmen with similar values. I wanted to be a fur trapper when I grew up." The proverbial mold from which Chouinard was cast got broken.

In Let My People Go...



Surf Science: An Introduction To Waves For Surfing

0824828917


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Surfer's Journal
"One of the most sophisticated surfing books ever produced... a must for any surfer."

Book Description
Have you ever wondered where waves come from? What makes every one different, why some peel nicely and others just close out? Why, some days, waves come in sets of six and others in sets of three, and what factors affect the behavior of a surfing break? If you have, this book is for you. Now in its second edition, Surf Science is the first book to talk in depth about the science of waves from a surfer's point of view. It fills the gap between surfing books and waves textbooks and will help you learn how to predict surf. You don't need a scientific background to read it--just curiosity and a fascination for waves.

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Wavescape: Portraits of the Planet's Best Surf Spots
Chris Towery
0764155385
August 2002
Hardcover
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Review
“After decades of publishing grammar readers and college-board study guides, Wavescape is just what you’d expect from a textbook titan like Barron’s, taking the insights of experts and converting them into elementary themes any student can understand … Sections are well-written and offer an accessible mix of surfing mood and solid information. In fact, it’s the lack of daunting insider minutae and dudespeak that helps it stand apart, providing a perfect introduction for any novice looking to one day ace their SATs (Surfing Aptitude Test) at home or abroad”


— Matt Walker, Surfing, 2003

Book Description
Here's every surfer's dream book! It's beautifully illustrated and describes the world's best surfing sites all over the world. Divided...


Scooby-Doo Picture Clue #18
Michelle Nagler
0439444195
Nov 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The Picture Clue books are based on the traditional "rebus Reader" - using a picture as a tool for learning a word. On the sample spread, you can see where a picture is substituted for a word. This gives a young reader a sense of pride that she is "reading" the story. All pictures and vocabulary are on flashcards at the end of the book.A big ((wave)) washed ((Scooby)) and ((Shaggy)) out to sea. They are lost on an ((island)). Can the gang save them? And what will they eat?


Surfing USA!: An Illustrated History of the Coolest Sport of All Time
Ben Marcus
0896586901
September 2005
Hardcover
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Honolulu Star Bulletin, November 2005
"Marcus...has mined intangibles that make surfing cool...It's quite a ride, well-illustrated, with a wry sense of humor..."

Review
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 27, 2005 (circ.: 441,000)
“The book is just an enjoyable read.”


Rhinos Who Surf
Julie Mammano
0811852296
March 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Everybody's heard about the surfer bird, but rhinos ride the waves too, according to Mammano's exuberant debut. In this account of an ideal surfing day, three amiable rhinos in patterned Bermuda shorts wake up, stampede to their yellow VW Bug and zoom to the beach, where they hungrily eye the whitecaps. Wasting no time, they jump on their boards: "Rhinos who surf have no fear of MONDO waves.... they SHOOT THE TUBE and are WAY COOL in the GREEN ROOM." The illustrations are as contemporary as the slang. Mammano fills each full-bleed page with zigzags, concentric circles and seaweedy squiggles; the backgrounds resemble an intricate batik or a Hawaiian shirt, in watery blue-green and sunset orange hues, while the smiling rhinos might be tiki-style statues carved from gray lava rock. The chunky, curving lines of text...


Waves
Drew Kampion
1586852124
May 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-6–A profusely illustrated book featuring spectacular full-page color photos of waves and surfers, with brief text superimposed on the pictures. Topics include the way waves are formed and how they react when encountering different shorelines, river bores, rogue waves, and more, all from a surfer's point of view. The section on tsunamis includes notable events in 1946, 1957, and 2004. The text is generally readable, but some of the explanations come across as vague, particularly the descriptions of the various types of breaking waves' interactions with the shore; these beg for graphic depiction of the phenomena described. This vagueness carries over to the glossary, where an awkwardly worded definition of the atmosphere states that it is thinner than the skin on an apple. This is an appealing...


Maui Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Snorkel, Paddle, Surf, Drive (Hawaiian Hiking Guides)
Jerry Sprout, Janine Sprout
0967007240
January 15, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
A guide for families and outdoor adventurers alike, Maui Trailblazer 2006 covers all of the island, and includes day trips to the neighboring islands of Molokai, Lanai, and Molokini. Clear directions and concise descriptions lead to all of Maui's well-known attractions, as well as to hidden discoveries that Trailblazer readers have come to expect. 137 different hikes and strolls to tropical rain forests and remote valleys, coastal bluffs and lava caves, Haleakala crater and the Hana Highway, cascading waterfalls, beaches, ridgetops, towns, whale-watching perches, historic sites, and archeological ruins. Among the 44 snorkeling spots are hike-to coves and the secret places that tour boats go. Kayakers can pick from about 20 put-ins. Surfers can select from 38 beaches and decide whether to boogie, board, or body...


Surfer's Start-Up: A Beginner's Guide to Surfing
Doug Werner
1884654126
June 1999
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 7 Up-This second edition of a standard instructional guide features new photographs, updated text, and a new and very extensive list of resources, including Web sites. Using a relaxed, casual approach that is entirely appropriate to the subject matter, Werner covers basic instruction, surfing gear, safety, etiquette, and history. In addition, there is a fairly detailed discussion of different types of waves and of localism, the tendency of regulars at a particular surfing spot to band together to drive away outsiders. Minimizing neither the inherent difficulty in learning the sport nor the potential dangers involved, the author provides a solid and at times inspirational guide. More of a "how to" book than for reports, the title's usefulness may be limited to those areas where the sport is actually...


The Surfer's Guide to Costa Rica
Mike Parise
0967910005
December 28, 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
The most comprensive guide for surfers traveling to Costa Rica. Details over 70 breaks on both coasts and over 100 hotels nearest the breaks. Includes a helpful tips section including what to pack and how to pack surfboards. Many maps and helpful driving directions. A down-and-dirty backpack ready guide. If Indiana Jones surfed, this would be his guide to this most perfect of surf destinations.

About the Author
Mike Parise has surfed for over 30 years. He traveled and surfed in many continents until he found his heaven, Costa Rica. He first wrote the Guide for himself while gathering information in preparation for his first trip to this wave-packed surfer's dream. He then decided to offer it for sale and it quickly became a surf travel classic. When not working on this labor of...


New Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley #12
Cathy East Dubowski
0061065854
Aug 1999
Paperback
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The Big Drop: Classic Big Wave Surfing
John Long
1560449179
July 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
classic big wave surfing stories.


Surfs Up: Collecting the Longboard Era (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
Mark A. S. Blackburn
076431355X
August 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is the first book to combine a detailed history of surfing, surfboards, and related collectible items with an accurate price guide. It gives a complete overview of sport surfing from its ancient beginnings in Polynesia and Hawaii until 1969, the end of the longboard era. Included are several innovative features, such as a grading guide for surfboards, Duke Kahanamokus handprints, and collectible surfing books with their current valuations. The items pictured are from many of the best private collections worldwide, and represent the enormous range of popular surfing memorabilia. The great icons of the sport all put in appearances to make this the book that all surf fans will covet.

About the Author
Mark Blackburn, a surfer himself, is a passionate collector of Polynesian...


Sun-Kissed (SAT Vocabulary Novel Series)
Belinda Ray
1411400801
January 2004
Paperback
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Surf's Up
Louise Southerden
0345476611
Mar 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A surfer and writer from Sydney, Australia, Southerden speaks from the point of view of a woman who taught herself to surf without how-to guides and magazines to aid her. She learned the sport comparatively late in life, at age 24, and at a time when there were more sharks in the water than women. She wore wetsuits designed for men, surfed at non-crowded breaks at undesirable times and had no female pros to model her riding after. The author wants the next generation of wave riders to learn from her novice mistakes; she also hopes to give girls the early confidence that she lacked. "You can't learn to surf from a book!" she acknowledges early on, and no one should expect to. But readers can learn drills to practice on days the ocean is flat, techniques to test the next time they paddle out to the lineup and the...


Surf Diva: A Girl's Guide to Getting Good Waves
Izzy Tihanyi
0156029863
February 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
From the founders of the original surf school for women, Surf Diva is both a witty, irreverently written lifestyle book and an informative how-to guide. Written with the Surf Diva School motto firmly in mind--"The best surfer in the water is the one having the most fun"--Surf Diva inspires women to suit up in neoprene and claim their share of male-dominated waves. Whether it's finding a welcoming beach or selecting the perfect surfboard, recovering from a wipeout or simply basking in the spirituality of the ocean, this book shows and tells you how to be a surfer with incomparable style and a healthy dose of beach attitude.

Offering advice from professional surfers, testimonials from surf students and instructors, and tips on how to stay safe while also having fun, Surf Diva is perfect for budding...


The Encyclopedia of Surfing
Matt Warshaw
0156032511
November 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
What's that sound coming from the beach? That's the rustle of pages turning, as would-be immortals look themselves up in The Encyclopedia of Surfing, surfing's first comprehensive reference book. The Encyclopedia of Surfing chronicles nearly every bit of wave-riding--its history, places, mythology, champions, tragedies, in-jokes, and minutiae. Author Matt Warshaw, former editor of Surfer magazine, and his fellow researchers took three years to put together this prodigious tome. The most surprising thing about the book is its terrific readability. Though the 1,500 entries are organized in typical encyclopedic style, one after the other alphabetically, none of them--not a single one--is completely boring. Not even the one on the technicalities of fin placement. In fact, the book is a trap, leading unsuspecting readers on a...


Fit to Surf : The Surfer's Guide to Strength and Conditioning
Rocky Snyder
0071419535
July 1, 2003
Paperback
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Transworld Surf Magazine
"diagrams, lists, and pictures show surfers how to beef up their surf power and stamina. This book's guaranteed to make you rip twice as hard" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Longboard Magazine Aug/Sept 2001
Snyder has designed an easy-to-follow guide specifically for surfers, not bodybuilders --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Way of the Surfer
Drew Kampion
0810946386
Oct 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
"Surfing is the simple act of walking on water," writes Drew Kampion, and the history of surfing is "the sum total of all waves ever ridden." The Way of the Surfer brings together the people and the act of surfing using stories and pictures. As former editor of Surfer magazine, and a fixture on the scene himself, Kampion has been able to track many of the changes in surfing since it caught on in a big way with non-Polynesians. The book focuses on key figures from several eras of waveriding, beginning with Duke Kahanamoku, the Hawaiian beach boy who brought the sport to the mainland. Kampion zooms through the post-war beach boom with profiles of such notables as moviemaker John Severson, board shaper Richard Brewer, and surfer Nat Young before moving on to the heady 1970s, when surfing took a decidedly mystical turn. From the...


Taj Burrow's Book of Hot Surfing
Taj Burrow
0975070606
January 2004
Paperback
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