Monday, March 13, 2017

Book Review: Surf Science: An Introduction to Waves for Surfing

"Surf Science: An Introduction to Waves for Surfing" by Tony Butt.
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This book is amazing.  I have such a better understanding of how storm systems create waves.  You don't need to be a surfer to appreciate this book.   Anyone who has an interest in how the ocean and weather works would be fascinated by this!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Book Review: Guide to Sustainable Surfing

"Guide to Sustainable Surfing" by Tony Butt.
This is an excellent book for anyone who wants to maintain the oceans. It explains in depth how our choices of lifestyle, materials,  and consumption specifically impact the environment for better or for worse. This book had a strong impact on me, and has inspired me to make changes to ensure that I still have an ocean to play in.
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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Book Review: Surfari and 50,000 Shades of Blue

"Surfari" by Tim Baker. Surfari follows Tim Baker and his family on a trip around the coast of Australia, searching for waves. Baker is a great surf writer and this was a good read. The only thing that made me sad was the tension between the desire to surf and family obligations.
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50,000 Shades of Blue is something if a companion piece to Surfari.  It describes in greater depth  some of the most special spots visited.  Read it after Surfari!

Book Review: Grab Your Wave

"Grab Your Wave: How to Start Surfing" by Jess Clark.

Despite the ubiquitous bikini butt shot on the cover, this was actually a pretty solid book. It actually helped me to get over some of my look nerves!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Book Review: The Wave

"The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean" by Susan Casey.

This is a fascinating,  exciting book by a fantastic writer. It explores giant waves, from the perspective of sailors and shippers, scientists and underwriters, and most of all, surfers. A good amount of the book focuses on Jaws, with an insider view from none other than Laird Hamilton. Definitely a recommended read!

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Book Review: Surf's Up:What You Need to Know to Start Surfing Like a Pro

"Surfs Up: What You Need to Know To Start Surfing Like a Pro!" by Andy Bowman.

This book felt like the author was trying to get to a required word count for an essay assignment. There are a lot of words, but not much information. BAIL!

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Book Review: The Kook's Guide to Surfing

"The Kook's Guide to Surfing: The Ultimate Instruction Manual: How to Ride Waves with Skill, Style, and Etiquette" by Jason Borte, Matt Brown.

This is a cute how to start surfing guide. I worry about being a kook, so it really helped me to get in the right headspace!

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