Surfer's Start-Up

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Tracks Publishing, Jun 1, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 128 pages
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Recommended by the United States Surfing Federation as a book that every beginning surfer should read, this instructional guide details the basics of surfing gear, conditions, safety, etiquette, and history. Written by someone who went through the learning process, topics are covered with just enough detail to get the reader riding the waves quickly and safely. It teaches the beginner surfer the fundamentals of the sport; what to expect in the first days of learning; and how to cope with waves, learning frustrations, and crowds. This edition has been updated with the latest information on equipment, technique, and resources.
 

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Our young son has decided he is going to be a professional surfer when he grows up! Just an obstical, but we are land-locked in Missouri. We want to encourage him to hold onto his dreams and this book was just the ticket! Thanks! Read full review

Surfer's start-up: a beginner's guide to surfing

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This basic text provides a handy reference for those who need to learn about proper surfing technique and other fundamental information. Werner, an avid surfer from San Diego, manages to cover all the ... Read full review

Contents

The Meat of the Matter
9
1 Gear
15
2 The Right Waves
23
3 Safety
29
4 Rules of the Road
35
5 PrePaddle
41
6 Paddling
47
7 Catching a Wave
55
10 Crowds Localism You
79
11 What Now?
85
12 A Little History
91
Pat Weber San Diegos Surfing Coach
103
Glossary
109
Resources
113
Bibliography
122
Index
123

8 Angling
65
9 Waves
71
About the Author
127
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