"Wingnut's Complete Surfing" by Scott Bannerot, Robert Weaver.
It's been said, and it's true. You cannot learn surfing from a book. You, however, learn about surfing from a book. This is the best of the many how to surf books I've read. I am a big fan of Wingnut anyway. He's a great freesurfer and an unabashed longboarder. Most books assume that the surfer's goal is to eventually to a shortboard, but this book really embraces the beauty and grace of the longboard. I feel like this book will help me to be a better longboarder.
The differences between a professionally written book like this one and an amateur self published one are evident. Well written, with a conversational tone, fun stories and informative photos, this book is highly recommended to any would be longboarder!
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