The Big Drop: Classic Big Wave Surfing Stories
John Long, Hai-Van K. Sponholz
Globe Pequot Press, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 249 pages
32 classic big wave surfing stories from the sport’s pioneers
John Long’s classic collection of big wave surfing stories heralded a new era in surfing literature. Focusing on those elite athletes who live to challenge the ocean’s fury,The Big Dropis more than just another surfing book. It is both an extraordinary collection of thirty-two true tales and a treasure-trove of insight into the evolution of big-wave surfing—with particular focus on the pioneers of the 1950s and 1960s and the skills necessary to challenge huge waves. Providing a comprehensive look at the sport’s eras, locations, and legends, with a host of stunning images and a glossary of surfing terms, it is a truly unforgettable look at the obsession of those who face down monstrous waves.
Revealing the tantalizing and terrifying truth about riding big waves,The Big Dropis a must for any surfer inclined to tackle large surf in thought or in fact.
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Review: The Big Drop: Classic Big Wave Surfing StoriesUser Review - Jacob Alan - Goodreads
Great collection of stories enjoyable for someone who surfs or not. The detailed accounts put you right there on the rising swell. Very exciting book. Read full review
Review: The Big Drop: Classic Big Wave Surfing StoriesUser Review - Jason Irvine - Goodreads
My first Impression about this book is that it really interests me. I remember my dads stories about the Northshore of Oahu and how he used to surf Pipeline and Sunset Beach.Reading these stories is ... Read full review
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