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Surfing: The Ultimate Guide (Greenwood Guides to Extreme Sports)
Surfing: The Ultimate Guide (Greenwood Guides to Extreme Sports)
by Douglas G. Booth
Hardcover from Greenwood
ISBN: 0313380422

"The Pipeline" in O'ahu, Hawaii. "Maverick's Point" in northern California. "Ours" near Sydney, Australia. All over the world, extreme surfers risk severe injury or even death from riptides, shark attacks, and collisions with the seabed itself, just to experience the ultimate high from tackling--and triumphing over--one of the most powerful forces on earth.

Surfing: The Ultimate Guide explains the culture of extreme surfing--including the often violent "locals only" mentality--and analyzes the dangers involved in riding the world's biggest and most ferocious waves. The author examines the history of extreme surfing, including past and contemporary heroes; the science of giant waves; the technical criteria for riding them; and the future of big-wave riding.

 
The Art of Surfing: A Training Manual for the Developing and Competitive Surfer
The Art of Surfing: A Training Manual for the Developing and Competitive Surfer
by Raul Guisado
Paperback from Falcon
 
The Big Drop : Classic Big Wave Surfing Stories (Adventure Series)
John Long (Editor), Hai Van K. Sponholz (Editor)
Paperback
 
Caught Inside : A Surfer's Year on the California Coast
Daniel Duane
Tossing aside a mundane and meaningless job, Daniel Duane went to Santa Cruz, California, to surf for a year. The book he wrote about it, Caught Inside, is something of a Walden of our times. It's wonderfully written, weaving wave wisdom with literary and historical references. And it's not for surfers only: even readers who have never seen the surf will find themselves taken up in the book's rhythms.

Duane sought the peace that surfing offers, and his impressions of surfing characters, sea life (otters, seals, and the great white shark everyone fears is right under you as you paddle your board), and the seasons by the sea are evocative and soothing to read. Amazon.com
Paperback - 256 pages
North Point Press; ISBN: 0865475091

 
Dancing the Wave : Audacity, Equilibrium, and Other Mysteries of Surfing
by Jean-Etienne Poirier
Paperback from Shambhala

Early California Surfriders
Jim Feuling, Doc Ball (Photographer)
Hardcover / Published 1995
Special Order
 

The Encyclopedia of Surfing
The Encyclopedia of Surfing
by Matt Warshaw
Hardcover from Harcourt
 
Fit to Surf : The Surfer's Guide to Strength and Conditioning
Fit to Surf : The Surfer's Guide to Strength and Conditioning
by Rocky Snyder
Paperback from International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
 
Hawaiian surfriders, 1935
by Tom Blake
Hardcover - 176 pages (September 1, )
Mountain & Sea; ISBN: 0911449086

History of Surfing
Nat Young
Paperback
B & G Enterprises; ISBN: 0959181644

Jaws Maui
Blue Max (Photographer), et al
Jaws Maui is much more than bonzai surfers defying gravity on moving walls of blue. It is the photography of Blue Max, whose colorful, full-paged shots juxtapose landscape and seascape, faunal quietude vs. rolling thunder. And it is the words of the wave riders themselves, waxing their boards poetic about the beauty of the island, surfculture, and the spirit that relentlessly calls them to the water. This stirring salute to a place called Jaws on the island of Maui is a must for anyone ever wowed by the waves.--D.G. McDonald - Amazon.com
Hardcover: 232 pages
Jaws Maui, Ltd.; ISBN: 0965898601; 1 edition (October )

Learn to Surf
James MacLaren
Paperback

Longboarder's Start-Up : A Guide to Longboard Surfing
(Start-Up Sports Series, No 6)
by Doug Werner
Paperback
Tracks Pub; ISBN: 1884654061

Maverick's: The Story of Big-Wave Surfing
by Matt Warshaw, Daniel Duane
Hardcover from Chronicle Books

Men Who Ride Mountains: Incredible True Tales of Legendary Surfers
by Peter L. Dixon
(Paperback -- November )
 

North Shore Chronicles : Big Wave Surfing in Hawaii
Bruce Jenkins
From big-wave greats like Darrick Doerner and Carol Philips to bodysurfer Mark Cunningham, here is a collection of engaging interviews with Hawaii's best wave-riders.
Paperback - 175 pages 2nd edition
Frog Ltd; ISBN: 1883319900
 
Safe in the Sun
by Mary-Ellen Siegel
Listed under Skin Cancer

Secret Spot
Michael E. DeGregorio
Paperback
A Novel

Sick Surfers Ask the Surf Docs & Dr. Geoff
Mark Renneker, et al
Paperback / Published 1993
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Stoked! A History of Surf Culture
by Drew Kampion
Hardcover from Gibbs Smith Publisher

Surf's Up: Collecting the Longboard Era (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
by Mark Blackburn
(Hardcover -- August )
Special Order

Surfin'Ary : A Dictionary of Surfing Terms and Surfspeak
by Trevor Cralle
(Paperback)

The Surfer's Guide to Costa Rica
by Mike Parise
Paperback - 100 pages (December 28, )
SurfPress Publishing; ISBN: 0967910005

Surfer's Guide to Hawaii
by Greg Ambrose, et al
(Paperback -- June )

A Surfer's Guide for Flexibility & Conditioning (Includes Heavy Resistive Exercise Tubing)
by Rick McAvoy
(Spiral-bound -- May 1, )

Surfer's Start-Up : A Beginner's Guide to Surfing (Start-Up Sports Series)
Doug Werner
Paperback

Surfers : Photographs
Patrick Cariou (Photographer), et al
Hardcover - 144 pages (December 1, )
Power House Cultural Entertainment; ISBN: 1576870103
Special Order

Surfing (Action Sports)
Bill Gutman, Shawn Frederick (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 9-12
School & Library Binding / Published 1995

Surfing (Adventure Sports Series)
John Conway
Paperback / Published 1989

Surfing (Extreme Sports)
Tim Rainger
Paperback

Surfing (First Books - Sports and Recreation)
Larry Dane Brimner
Paperback
 

Surfing : A History of the Ancient Hawaiian Sport
James D. Houston, Ben R. surfin Finney
Paperback
 
Surfing Australia (Periplus Action Guides)
Mark Thornley (Editor)
Listed under Australian Travel Books

Surfing California
by Allan Wright
Paperback - 256 pages (June 1973)
Mountain & Sea; ISBN: 0911449027

Surfing Guide to Southern California
by Bill Cleary, David H. Stern
This is a true surf classic. It is the first ever guide book to California and was done in 1963 when the coast was still uncrowded and pristine. It is still very accurate in that the coastline has changed very little although the land has been overrun. Check out the classic longboard photos. The Publisher
Paperback - 256 pages 35th Anniversary Nostalgia edition ()
Mountain & Sea; ISBN: 091144906X

Surfing Indonesia : A Search for the World's Most Perfect Waves
by Leonard Lueras
Listed under Travel Indonesia

Surfing Hollow Days (1961) DVD
Edition Details:
Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
Color
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Surfing San Onofre to Point Dume: 1936-1942
by Don James, Donald H. James
Hardcover from Chronicle Books
 
Surfriders : In Search of the Perfect Wave
Matt Warshaw, Ed M. Warshaw
Synopsis: A compilation of essays by leading writers and surfers which entertain as well as inform the reader about the mystique of the surfing lifestyle.
Paperback

Thunder Bay
Michael E. DeGregorio
Paperback / Published 1995

Tom Blake : Surfing 1922-1932
by Tom Blake (Photographer), Gary Lynch
Thomas Blake--born in rural Wisconsin in 1902--was the most important and essential figure in the history of modern surfing, as a designer, a surfer, a ''water stuntman'' in films, and as a person and persona. In 1922 Blake bought a small travel camera and began what would become an ongoing photographic essay on his life and the surfing world which defined it. "Tom Blake: Surfing 1922-1932" beautifully reproduces this photographic series, documenting the seminal world of California and Hawaii surfing in the 1920s and 1930s. Amazon.com
Hardcover - 68 pages
Tom Adler Books; ISBN: 1890481084
 

Wavescape: Portraits of the Planet's Best Surf Spots
by Chris Towery, Matt Pruett
Hardcover from Barrons Educational Series
 
The Way of the Surfer: Living It 1935 to Tomorrow
by Drew Kampion
Hardcover from Harry N. Abrams

Above The Roar
Matt Warshaw, et al
Hardcover
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Classic Surf Picture Portfolio
Jack Reinhold
Unbound / Published 1995
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Da Bull : Life over the Edge
by Greg Noll, Andrea Gabbard (Contributor)
Paperback - 193 pages 2nd edition (September 1992)
North Atlantic Books; ISBN: 1556431430
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The Surfer's Guide to Florida
Amy Vansant
Paperback - 132 pages 1 Ed edition
Pineapple Pr; ISBN: 1561640735
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Fit To Surf
by Rocky Snyder
Paperback - 160 pages Reprint edition
Emerson Publishing Company; ISBN: 0970612001
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Masters of Surf Photography : Art Brewer
by Steve Pezman, et al
(Hardcover)
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The Perfect Day: 40 Years of Surfer Magazine
by Sam George (Editor)
(Hardcover)
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Sleeping in the Shorebreak and other Hairy Surfing Stories
Don Wolf
Paperback
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Joyrides
Chris M. Ahrens / Paperback
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Indo Surf & Lingo
by Peter Neely
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Good Things Love Water
Chris M. Ahrens / Paperback
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Competitive Surfing : A Dedicated Approach
Brian J. Lowdon, Margaret Lowdon (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1989
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Mr. Sunset; The Jeff Hakman Story
by Phil Jarratt, Gerry Lopez (Introduction)
Hardcover - 240 pages
General Publishing Group; ISBN: 1575440652
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The Soul of Surfing
Fred Hemmings
"The boldness with which we saw [the Hawaiians] perform these difficult and dangerous maneuvers was altogether astonishing. . . . " Penned over 200 years ago, Captain Cook's words could be written today with no less awe or sincerity. In Waikiki, the Hawaiians were the first people to harness the surf as a source of pleasure. Where, for thousands of years, cultures living on the coastlines of the world's great oceans had seen waves only as menacing natural adversaries, the Hawaiians saw fun. Today, as surfers push the boundaries of wave riding, the ultimate test for the surfing elite remains Hawaii's formidable waves. The Soul of Surfing is Fred Hemmings's "talking story" about surfing's culture and history, his own long association with the sport, and everything from surfer slang to the daredevils who risk death to challenge the big waves. The Publisher
Paperback
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