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Taj Burrow's Book of Hot Surfing Paperback – October, 2003

4.4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Wilderness Press (October 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0975070606
  • ISBN-13: 978-0975070604
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 8.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #312,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Overall, this book is very well put together in terms of the pictures and is quit visually stimulating, and no one can dispute Taj is one of the best surfers on the planet.

However, this book is lacking actual, applicable techniques for a majority of the topics. Many of the tips sound like "... tweak your ankles and look in the direction you want to go... keep your hips low..." Duh! Taj is a great surfer, but either he doesn't want you to know what he knows or doesn't know how to explain what he does.

The complete lack of basic information laid no foundation for further explanations on things like floaters, cutbacks or airs, which were vague and ambiguous anyway. There is absolutely no discussion of wave physics and how it applies to surfing. There isn't even an explanation on how to do basic speed pumps... He even says that stretching is useless.
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Great info that goes far beyond the regular "Learn to Surf" books. A lot of Taj slang & surf jargon but those who've been surfing for some time can really benefit from the advanced techniques & descriptions from a pro. Also a very fun book with insight by shapers, surfers, & Taj himself. Developiing surfers need more good books like this.
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This is hands down the best book on surfing I have ever read. Lots of helpful photos and explanations. Highly recommended.
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I'm about halfway through...this book is diverse, witty and well-edited with great pics. My 15 yr. old son is well above me in talent and he's raving about it. This book is equal in it's "classic-ness" to Wingnut's Book of Surfing..these 2 fantastic books are essential, Wingnut's focusing more on longboarding -but both books have something for everyone.
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