Surfing: The Ultimate Guide

Surfing: The Ultimate Guide

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qThe Pipelineq in O'ahu, Hawaii. qMaverick's Pointq in northern California. qOursq near Sydney, Australia. All over the world, extreme surfers risk severe injury or even death from riptides, shark attacks, and collisions with the seabed itself, just to experience the ultimate high from tacklinga€”and triumphing overa€”one of the most powerful forces on earth. Surfing: The Ultimate Guide explains the culture of extreme surfinga€”including the often violent qlocals onlyq mentalitya€”and analyzes the dangers involved in riding the world's biggest and most ferocious waves. The author examines the history of extreme surfing, including past and contemporary heroes; the science of giant waves; the technical criteria for riding them; and the future of big-wave riding.1991 Winter: Buzzy Kerbox and Laird Hamilton experiment with tow-in surfing at Phantoms using a 40-horsepower engine attached to a Zodiac. 1992 Winter: Darrick Doerner joins Buzzy Kerbox and Laird Hamilton towing- in on the outer reefsanbsp;...

Title:Surfing: The Ultimate Guide
Author:Douglas G. Booth
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2011-02-18


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