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Taj Burrow's Book of Hot Surfing Paperback – January 1, 2004


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Rolling Youth Pr (January 2004)
  • 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: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #389,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is hands down the best book on surfing I have ever read.
Robin Schechter
They both became pro surfers and still think that Taj's book contains a lot of solid information and insights for surfers of most levels.
Beth Heilman
Also a very fun book with insight by shapers, surfers, & Taj himself.
Ace

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By e on March 21, 2009
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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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ace on December 31, 2004
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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robin Schechter on August 6, 2005
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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