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The Stormrider Surf Guide Europeby Bruce Sutherland
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By popular demand, "The Beast" is back. In response to customer feedback and general confusion, "The Stormrider Surf Guide Europe" is back in one huge, mind-blowing book. Much like a traditional bible, it seems surfers want both testaments in one place, so "The Continent and Atlantic Islands" books have been combined into 400 pages of pure surf stoke. This book is thick enough to stop a shotgun blast at point blank range, so it's R.I.P. for the box set as this is the 4th coming of "The Stormrider Surf Guide Europe"."The Stormrider Guide Europe" (978-0-9539840-7-7) includes - Iceland and Scandinavia, Ireland, Wales, England, Scotland, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Morocco, Canary Islands, Madeira and Azores.Fully revised and detailed information covering "The Surf", "Ocean Environment" and "Surf Culture" on a country by country basis. The "Surf" outlines where to go and when to go and demystifies the entire European coastline. "Ocean Environment" deals with pollution, erosion, access and hazards, while "Surf Culture" illuminates the surf scene including history, surf media, contests and localism. The indispensable travelling information is concise plus there's links to all the latest oceanographic and swell forecasting resources.The entire coastline is accurately mapped in detail, showing where to find the main surfing breaks. Each surf break report outlines how and where the waves break, quality, consistency and the general vibe. The unique Stormrider symbols reveal optimum wind, tide, swell size and direction, as well as wave type and bottom contour. Crowds, hazards, dangerous sea-life, pollution, access and environmental problems are also noted.A picture tells a thousand words so there are hundreds of the best photos of European surf ever compiled. Stunning images in crisp colour from the cream of the world's surf photographers and that extra dimension that makes "The Stormrider Guide Europe" the most detailed surf guide money can buy.
Book News Annotation:
Designed as a European travel guide for itinerant surfers, this beautifully rendered book features maps, conditions and accommodations for beaches throughout the Continent and Atlantic Islands. The editors and contributors of Stormrider Surf Guides have enhanced the fourth edition with swell, wind and weather statistics; surf business locations; and introductory pages on the physics of waves and the ocean environment, and surf culture in each country. Hundreds of full-color photographs highlight the natural beauty of the beaches as well. A French translation is provided throughout. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Stormrider Guides are the ultimate surf travel guide books, providing essential surfing information from around the world. Generally acknowledged as the finest surf travel books available, they are often referred to as The Surfers Bible. Now in one book, the Stormrider Surf Guide to Europe is the most comprehensive guide to where to surf in Europe available. All the heavyweight European countries are covered as well as the North Atlantic island chain plus Scandinavia. Containing detailed seasonal water temperatures and wetsuit recommendations, wave type, and wind and tide information, as well as tourist and cultural information, this book will be appreciated by surfers and non-surfers alike. Includes France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Italy, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Wales, England, Scotland, Azores, Madeira, and the Canary Islands.
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