The Surfing Handbook: Mastering the Waves for Beginning and Amateur Surfers

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MBI Publishing Company, Jun 13, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 208 pages
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Whether you’re a beginner trying to get started or an experienced surfer looking to take it to the next level, The Surfing Handbook gives you the tips you need to maximize your performance on the water, with guidance on training and conditioning, technique and style, safety and etiquette, and gear. Written by veteran pro surfing journalist Ben Marcus, this guide is illustrated with instructional photos and drawings, providing step-by-step instructions, background history—as well as stories and tips from legendary surfers and teachers—making this an informative and entertaining guide that will help you to master the waves.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 Why We Surf
4
CHAPTER 2 Selecting a Surfboard
15
CHAPTER 3 Choosing a Wetsuit and Other Essential Gear
30
The Dry Run
46
CHAPTER 5 Into the Water
74
CHAPTER 6 Learning the Secrets of the Sea
102
CHAPTER 7 Surf Etiquette
121
CHAPTER 8 Mastering the Waves
131
CHAPTER 9 Health and Safety
165
Resources
184
Glossary
194
Index
205
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About the author (2010)

Ben Marcus is a stoked surfer who grew up in the waves of Santa Cruz and Malibu. He served 10 years as associate editor at Surfer magazine and now writes for The Surfer’s Journal. Ben is the author of Surfing USA!, The Surfboard, Surfing and the Meaning of Life, and other surf books. Ben lives in Malibu, California.  www.benmarcusrules.com

 

Kara Kanter is both a photographer and a surfer. Kara lives in Venice, California.

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