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Surfing Illustrated: A Visual Guide to Wave Riding Paperback – May 7, 2010
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John Robison is a committed surfer and the author of the successful and similarly formatted Sea Kayaking Illustrated: A Visual Guide to Better Paddling.
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Not this one.
What is DOES have though is a lot of really valuable information. Page after page. Some of it I'll go back to later because it does get pretty detailed, especially with weather, currents etc..
Do buy this book if you're a beginner or novice surfer looking for something to read in between learning.. I think you'll get something out of this one.
Also if you've never surfed, I recommend a lesson first before renting a board and just trying it. You'll be much happier. And if you get this book and practice "pop ups" at home on the carpet you'll be even happier at your first lesson.
Every chapter has useful information. In particular the chapters on wave dynamics and surf etiquette are excellent. The book contains a lot of subtle tips and should be read again and again.
On a side note, Ed Guzman, the surfer on the cover, was my first surfing instructor and the writer's instructor when he learned. How cool is that? Ed and Club Ed are great. Look them up if you are in Santa Cruz and want to learn to surf.
(Also worth noting: This book is for beginners. If you're carving barrels, you've already surpassed what this book has to offer.)
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Fun, information and illustrations concentrated!