Author: Eric Soderquist,Chris Burkard

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811862820

Category: Travel

Page: 176

View: 4501

Quit your job, pack your boards, and surf your way down the California coast.... Sound like a daydream? The California Surf Project is the fully illustrated travel diary of two surfers who took this trip of a lifetime. Chris Burkard, a talented photographer, and Eric Soderquist, a professional surfer, cajoled their Volkswagen bus along Highway 1 from the Oregon border to the Tijuana Sloughs and discovered everything the Golden State's legendary coastline has to offer. Relive their incredible adventure of surfing perfect waves, sharing campfires with total strangers, and keeping the bus running with duct tape and prayers in more than 200 gorgeous photographs, soulful text, and a professionally produced thirty-minute DVD.
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Author: Matt Warshaw

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452100942

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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Matt Warshaw knows more about surfing than any other person on the planet. After five years of research and writing, Warshaw has crafted an unprecedented history of the sport and the culture it has spawned. At nearly 500 pages, with 250,000 words and more than 250 rare photographs, The History of Surfing reveals and defines this sport with a voice that is authoritative, funny, and wholly original. The obsessive nature of this endeavor is matched only by the obsessive nature of surfers, who will pore through these pages with passion and opinion. A true category killer, here is the definitive history of surfing.
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Santa Barbara - Ventura - Los Angeles - Orange - San Diego

Author: The Editors of Surfer Magazine

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811850001

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 9627

Surfer Magazine offers the ultimate guide to catching the best waves from the pristine points of Santa Barbara to the sunny beaches of San Diego. For more than 250 spots, this sturdy manual sporting a water-resistant cover delivers a clear assessment of wave quality, prime wave conditions, and local hazards (both natural and manmade). Informative text answers the burning questions that surfers often pose: What tide? What wind? What swell? How are the locals? Are they worse than the sharksor the traffic? With helpful maps, photos, and directions, this Surfer's Guide is sure to become the gold standard for anyone looking to score the perfect wave.
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The Rise, Fall, and Mysterious Disappearance of Surfing's Greatest Photographer

Author: Matt Warshaw

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811855334

Category: Photography

Page: 159

View: 4526

Showcases rare photos, capturing the beauty and elegance of coastal California, taken by Ron Stoner, the best surfing photographer in the business who, at the height of his career, mysteriously disappeared. 12,500 first printing.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Tom Adler Books

ISBN: 9781938922268

Category: Photography

Page: 107

View: 910

The story told by the photographs in "California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties "takes place against the larger backdrop of postwar America: Truman and Eisenhower, the Korean War, the Cold War and the Red Scare. Young people were embracing new symbols of non-conformity: Elvis Presley, Jack Kerouac, Marlon Brando and James Dean. All along the California coast, surfing became popular as heavy balsawood boards were replaced with lightweight ones crafted from polyurethane foam, fiberglass and resin. Meanwhile, climbers descended on Tahquitz Rock in the south and Yosemite Valley to the north to test handcrafted equipment that would set new standards for safety, technique and performance. The photographs in this volume include images of legendary surfers such as Joe Quigg, Tom Zahn, Dale Velzy and Renny Yater, in locations such as Rincon, Malibu, South Bay, Laguna and San Onofre; and famous climbers such as Warren Harding, Royal Robbins and Wayne Merry among others, photographed mostly in the Yosemite Valley by the likes of Bob Swift, Alan Steck, Jerry Gallwas and Frank Hoover. Soaked in surf, sun and adrenaline, the photographs in "California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties" depict the birth of an era and an exhilarating moment in Californian history.
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Del Norte - Humboldt - Mendocino - Sonoma - Marin - San Francisco - San Mateo - Santa Cruz - Monterey - San Luis Obispo

Author: Surfer Magazine (COL)

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811849982

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 180

View: 2608

Surfer Magazine offers the ultimate guide to catching the best waves from the redwood shores of the Oregon-California border to the wind- blasted coastal plains of San Luis Obispo County. For more than 250 spots, this sturdy manual sporting a water-resistant covers delivers a clear assessment of wave quality, prime wave conditions, and local hazards (both natural and manmade). Informative text answers the burning questions that surfers often pose: What tide? What wind? What swell? How are the locals? Are they worse than the sharksor the traffic? With helpful maps, photos, and directions, this Surfer's Guide is sure to become the gold standard for anyone looking to score the perfect wave.
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Recipes From a Lifetime of Surf Travel

Author: Jim Kempton

Publisher: Prospect Park Books

ISBN: 1945551348

Category: Cooking

Page: N.A

View: 9036

Jim Kempton has spent his life traveling and surfing the world, along the way learning to cook the world's best beach-loving dishes. Now he's sharing his vividly colorful, richly flavorful, and vibrantly healthful collection of more than 90 recipes, along with stories of the best waves, markets, restaurants, adventures, and misadventures that he's experienced, from Australia to Hawaii, the Basque Country to Indonesia, California to Mexico. First We Surf, Then We Eat features a foreword by The Surfer's Journal publisher Steve Pezman, a preface by famed surfer/chef Raphael Lunetta, and photography by Bill Schildge, Jeff Divine, Tom Servais, and Art Brewer. Jim Kempton is a lifelong surfer, cook, and writer. He's been the editor and publisher of Surfer magazine; the director of Quiksilver's Crossing Project, a boat that searched the world for the best surf breaks; the director of media for Billabong; and the owner of the former Margarita's Village, an award-winning regional Mexican restaurant in San Clemente, California. The San Clemente resident is currently the president of the California Surf Museum.
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A Surf Odyssey

Author: Chris Burkard

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers

ISBN: 9789089896544

Category:

Page: 352

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The ultimate photography book on surfing by one of the most famous outdoor photographers in the worldDistinctive photographyThe author has a huge following: 600,000 followers on Instagram (chrisburkard), the perfect gift for surfers, outdoor sportsmen, lovers of photographyThis is the ultimate book on rough and tough surfing. Breathtaking landscapes, remote and desolate places, the highest waves, the most spectacular jumps and a story of surfing to the ends of the world. A photographic homage to surfing in extreme conditions, made by an international surfer and his team. High Tide, A Surd Odyssey follows the surfers in their epic journeys and achievements in the most diverse land- and seascapes. This book portrays the ultimate battle between the elements and mankind: the water and the waves against the board and man.Of related interest: Surf ISBN 9789089896544 - $15.95
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An Appreciation of Perfect Surf

Author: Chris Power

Publisher: Orca Publishing

ISBN: 9780956789334

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 8245

Incredible Waves has just won Illustrated Book of the Year at The British Sports Book Awards! Beautiful, unique, kaleidoscopic, geometrically exquisite...perfect waves are some of Mother Nature's most alluring and mesmerizing creations. Incredible Waves is a stunning coffee-table book of photographs that capture the beauty and majesty of the world's most awesome waves. This breathtaking volume is a collection of the best recent work by 20 top surf photographers including Clark Little, Brian Bielmann, Chris Burkard, Russell Ord, DJ Struntz, Tungsten, Jeff Flindt, Ray Collins and Andrew Shield. Among the most spectacular shots are images of big-wave breaks such as Pipeline, Cloudbreak, The Right, Teahupoo and Jaws â?? waves which are as dangerous as they are enticing, for photographers as well as surfers.The stories behind the most dramatic shots are revealed in the accompanying text, along with essays and discussions about current trends in surf photography.Readers interested in improving their own photographic skills will benefit from the technique sections throughout the book which offer tips and advice for getting better shots. Everything from basic composition to underwater photography is covered, along with tips for getting the best from board-mounted miniature cameras such as the GoPro.The photos in Incredible Waves are guaranteed to thrill surfers, longboarders, kite surfers and bodyboarders alike...in fact everyone who loves looking at images of the ocean at its most spectacular.
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Surfing's Revolutionary 1960s and '70s

Author: John Witzig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0847838285

Category: Photography

Page: 208

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Surfing's formative period from 1965 to 1978, as shown through the most complete book of the iconic images of photographer John Witzig. Chronicling the great creative years in the evolution of surfing, the late 1960s and early '70s, this engaging volume documents the revolutionary changes of the era—in board length, in surf style and technique—through the images of Australian photographer John Witzig. Witzig was not only photographing the scene, he was part of it, a group that included surfers Bob McTavish and George Greenough, and his images reflect both that access and that intimacy. In 1967, he created a firestorm of controversy with a Surfer cover story declaring that a core of young Australian surfers had redefined the sport, as evidenced by his friend Nat Young's blazing win in the 1966 World Surfing championships. Witzig went on to capture the defining moments—the surfers, the draft-dodging back-to-landers, the radical developments of board design, and, of course, the waves, from Australia to Honolua Bay—of surfing's most thrilling period. Soulful, poetic, iconoclastic, filled with rare images, this book is a unique look at surfing's cultural revolution.
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Author: Patrick Trefz,Joel Patterson

Publisher: Power House Books

ISBN: 9781576875933

Category: Photography

Page: 127

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An award-winning surf photographer and filmmaker offers this collection of beautiful portraits, action shots and oceanscapes that capture the intense and glamorous world of surfing as well as the moments of calm and serenity known to surfers, but not necessarily to spectators.
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Author: Sam George

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811870344

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 6825

For half a century SURFER magazine has captured and defined surf culture, from the sport's epic tales and discoveries to its greatest photography and cultural icons. Marking SURFER's 50th anniversary, this impressive volume showcases the magazines best features and most iconic images from throughout the years, along with original behind-the-scenes narratives and previously unpublished photographs. Packed with stories and images from legendary surf personalities on everything from travel and adventure to board design, SURFER Magazine: 50 Years pays tribute to the past, present, and future of surfing.
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Travel, Surf, Cook

Author: Johannes Riffelmacher,Thomas Kosikowski

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449479669

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

View: 3756

Salt & Silver traces the journey of Johannes Riffelmacher and Thomas Kosikowski as they travel through Central and South America—reporting on all the best surfing locations, chronicling the stories of local surfers and restaurant owners, and compiling recipes representative of each area. The narrative begins in Cuba with beautiful images of the city and the beaches, as well as stories related to the Cuban surfing community and a discussion of popular Cuban dishes. Next is a tour of Mexico—first with street tacos, a trip through Mexican markets, and day spent in the urban graffitiscene of Guadalajara; then with Tostadas de Pulpo (Octopus Crackers), Shrimp and Portobello Burgers, and glimpse into small town life in the remote surfing town of San Pancho. The Mexican leg of the journey draws to a conclusion with 7-meter-waves, BBQ, and Tajine in Rio Nexpa, as well as “a perfect righthander barreling of a point” in the scenic La Ticla. After Mexico comes a long list of sites and sounds as the two men make their way through Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, and finally Chile, exploring the beaches and waves, as well as the kitchens of each location. Interspersed throughout the pages of the trip are more than 90 regional recipes, over 250 stunning photographs, and a wide array of tips and stories ranging from social commentary on the Cuban surf scene to pointers on how to rent a “Hamaquera” in La Ticla for $3 a night.
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A Surfer's Year on the California Coast

Author: Daniel Duane

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780865475090

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 8119

Recounts a year of surfing in California, shares observations on Pacific shore ecology, and looks at the history of the state and surfing
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Author: Matt Warshaw

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156032513

Category: Reference

Page: 788

View: 4104

A pop culture reference of surfing in America today contains 1,500 alphabetical entries and three hundred illustrations to review the activity's most significant contributors, events, equipment, culture, and history. Reprint.
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Author: Andrea McCloud

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452108986

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 2709

The Girl's Guide to Surfing delivers all a girl needs to score the wave of her choice. The surfing population has recently exploded, and women are in the water more than ever. For all these hearty souls, author Andrea McCloud delivers down-to-earth instruction and indispensable advice. Find out what kind of surf equipment is specifically right for women and how to get it. Learn how to read local breaks and tides for catching the right wave at the right spot. Get the lowdown on surf etiquette to avoid getting yelled at, or worse, crashing into someone. And hear war stories from the pros about how they learned to surf, how they conquer fear, and what it's like to pull into a fat tube. Featuring loads of informative illustrations, sidebars, and tips, The Girl's Guide to Surfing is the bible for any girl who wants to catch a wave.
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Design and the Culture of Board Riding

Author: Richard Kenvin

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262027601

Category: Design

Page: 176

View: 9647

Surfboards were once made of wood and shaped by hand, objects of both cultural and recreational significance. Today most surfboards are mass-produced with fiberglass and a stew of petrochemicals, moving (or floating) billboards for athletes and their brands, emphasizing the commercial rather than the cultural. Surf Craft maps this evolution, examining surfboard design and craft with 150 color images and an insightful text. From the ancient Hawaiian alaia, the traditional board of the common people, to the unadorned boards designed with mathematical precision (but built by hand) by Bob Simmons, to the store-bought longboards popularized by the 1959 surf-exploitation movie Gidget, board design reflects both aesthetics and history. The decline of traditional alaia board riding is not only an example of a lost art but also a metaphor for the disintegration of traditional culture after the Republic of Hawaii was overthrown and annexed in the 1890s. In his text, Richard Kenvin looks at the craft and design of surfboards from a historical and cultural perspective. He views board design as an exemplary model of mingei, or art of the people, and the craft philosophy of Soetsu Yanagi. Yanagi believed that a design's true beauty and purpose are revealed when it is put to its intended use. In its purest form, the craft of board building, along with the act of surfing itself, exemplifies mingei. Surf Craft pays particular attention to Bob Simmons's boards, which are striking examples of this kind of functional design, mirroring the work of postwar modern California designers. Surf Craft is published in conjunction with an exhibition at San Diego's Mingei International Museum.
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A Biofuel Powered Surfing and Climbing Road Trip

Author: Jeff Johnson

Publisher: Taylor Trade Pub

ISBN: 9781589799301

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 1715

Bend to Baja documents the story of a road trip from Oregon to the tip of Baja in search of waves and adventure. In February 2005, a group of world-renowned surfers left Bend, Oregon, looking for epic waves along the rugged Pacific Coast, traveling in a pickup truck converted to run on alternative fuel sources: veggie oil and biodiesel. Author and photographer Jeff Johnson chronicles his journey and nontraditional lifestyle centered on the search for great waves.
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An Unconventional History of Surfing

Author: Peter J. Westwick,Peter Neushul

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: 0307719480

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

View: 6372

Draws on decades of experience and the popular team-taught courses at the University of California at Santa Barbara to trace the cultural, political, economic and environmental aspects of surfing while evaluating the diverse range of influences that have rendered the sport a billion-dollar worldwide industry.
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