Caught Inside

A Surfer's Year on the California Coast


Author: Daniel Duane

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780865475090

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Recounts a year of surfing in California, shares observations on Pacific shore ecology, and looks at the history of the state and surfing


Mastering Waves from Basic to Intermediate


Author: Elliott Almond

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594853647

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 9684

* Covers gear, fitness, safety, lingo, and rules of the water * Includes basic to intermediate techniques, surf culture, and competitive surfing * Author is an award-winning journalist and life-long surfer Surfing's not just for rebels anymore: anyone with the desire to ride a wave is grabbing a board and heading to the beach. Each year, this artform-cum-sport gains popularity as business executives, grandmas, teenagers, coastal dwellers, and adventure travelers get stoked to catch swells. This new guidebook by sports writer and waterman Elliott Almond is a primer for the uninitiated as well as a handbook for the experienced ready to build on their fundamental skills. Covering topics ranging from basic techniques to fitness prep (including exercises to get your arms ready for all that paddling and stretches to keep you limber) and from history, surf culture, and a complete explanation of gear, to how to find the right board for you, this book also features insights from industry leaders, pro surfers, and instructors. With more than three decades of surfing experience to share, Almond offers clear, authoritative guidance to help those venturing into uncharted waters find their way safely and confidently.

American Sea Literature: Seascapes, Beach Narratives, and Underwater Explorations


Author: S. Yamashiro

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137463309

Category: History

Page: 125

View: 4864

Implementing a never-before-seen approach to sea literature, American Sea Literature: Seascapes, Beach Narratives, and Underwater Explorations explores the role of American maritime activities and their cultural representations in literature. Differentiating between the 'terrestrial' and 'oceanic' as concepts, Shin Yamashiro divides sea literature into three categories: literature on the sea, by the sea, and beneath the sea. Discussing both canonical works and new books on scuba diving, deep-sea explorations, and surfing, this fascinating study recognizes sea literature's unique influence on American history.

The History of Surfing


Author: Matt Warshaw

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811856003

Category: History

Page: 495

View: 1717

Presents a history of surfing and and the culture it has spawned.


In Search of the Perfect Wave


Author: Matt Warshaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781887656108

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 132

View: 4490

How does it feel to be in the mouth of a 50-foot tube? To carve a perfect 200-degree turn? To get plowed under a thundering mountain of whitewater? SurfRiders puts readers in the curl with 100 vivid full-color photographs and more than 20 stories by the greatest names in surfing. Chasing the swells from Waimea Bay to South Africa's Cape St. Francis, it brings to life the near-mystical allure of riding the big wave, the rush of shooting the tube, the draw of the pipeline. Along the way, it shows readers the pivotal points of surfing's development, explores the unique beach boy culture its spawned, provides a fascinating look at the evolution of the surfboard (or "gun" as its called) and recounts some of the most outrageous sets ever ridden. In the tradition of Ski Fever! and The Olympic Spirit, this visually stunning book also features tons of sidebars, historic photos and incredible images of today's greatest champions. Designed for both die-hard surfers and landlocked dreamers alike, it is as close to hanging ten in big wave heaven as you can get without getting wet.

The Pacific Region


Author: Jan Goggans,Aaron DiFranco

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313330438

Category: History

Page: 475

View: 655

Provides alphabetically arranged entries on the architecture, art, ecology, folklore, food, religion, and recreation of each major United States region.

The Encyclopedia of Surfing


Author: Matt Warshaw

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156032513

Category: Reference

Page: 788

View: 1720

A pop culture reference of surfing in America today contains 1,500 alphabetical entries and three hundred illustrations to review the activity's most significant contributors, events, equipment, culture, and history. Reprint.

Tribal Play

Subcultural Journeys Through Sport


Author: Kevin Young

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0762312939

Category: Social Science

Page: 377

View: 4015

Traceable as far back as the work of the path-breaking Chicago School of Sociology in the 1920s and 1930s, subculture and counterculture have long been conceptual staples of the discipline. Implemented originally to designate and describe smaller, often deviant or delinquent, groups within larger social communities, the terms gained pace in their use in mid-twentieth century criminological research, and especially with the development of Cultural Studies in the United Kingdom in the 1970s, where they became widely used to describe processes of social class-based opposition, resistance and protest. More recently, sociologists have moved beyond a strict conformity-resistance model in accounting for the behaviour of sub-communities that coalesce around particular values, behaviours, or preferences.Indeed, contemporary sociological research has raised the possibility that the term subculture in particular may have entirely outgrown its usefulness. While the term counterculture has also languished, there is no doubt that the sorts of social groups to which these terms have historically referred are more extensive and colourful than ever. Certainly this is the case in sport. Put simply, all societies are replete with their own versions of Tribal Play which encompass and represent wider social patterns, processes, and struggles.This volume is a collection of 16 readings on aspects of sub-community life in sport that showcases the breadth and depth of sport subcultural research by a group of international scholars representing varied theoretical and methodological orientations. Some of the sport communities examined include soccer hooligans, endurance athletes, disabled athletes, environmentally conscious surfers, and X-Games participants.This fourth volume in th

Surf Survival

The Surfer's Health Handbook


Author: Andrew Nathanson,Clayton Everline,Mark Renneker

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616083182

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 9342

Explains everything necessary to stay safe in the waves for surfers of all abilities, including dangerous marine animals, nutrition and hydration, and first aid and prevention for common injuries.

Surfing Mavericks

The Unofficial Biography of Jay Moriarity


Author: Ryan August

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621073521

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 4861

Jay Moriarity was a big wave surfer whose positive spirit, relentless dedication, and respect for his sport earned him the admiration of the entire surfing world. Although, he lost his life just one day before his 23rd birthday, he is still an inspiration to not just the surfing community, but to countless people that he met in his life. This book examines his life, but more importantly, it also examines Mavericks and surfing; to understand his life, it's important to understand what he actually did and why; along with a biography on Moriarity, this book also presents an introduction to surfing. LifeCaps is an imprint of BookCaps(tm) Study Guides. With each book, a lesser known or sometimes forgotten life is recapped. We publish a wide array of topics (from baseball and music to literature and philosophy), so check our growing catalogue regularly to see our newest books.