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Surfing South Africa: Swells, Spots and Surf African Culture

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Written by Spike (Steve Pike), founder of the cult surfing website Wavescape.co.za, it comprises chapters on history, big waves, spots, culture, travel, oceanography, sharks (including a timeline of shark attacks) and a hilarious 'Surfrican' slang glossary. The book is illustrated by more than 180 graphics, cartoons and photographs. You will find quirky descriptions of surf spots along almost 3,000 km of coast (watch out for the razor-toothed tortoise), a photo essay of surfing personalities by acclaimed photographer Harry de Zitter, as well as colorful journalism from top writers covering subjects connected to the surfing lifestyle. The full-color book, which is 110 pages bigger than the previous book, is an indispensable resource. Images come from top South African photographers, such as Barry Tuck, Tom Peschak, Michael Dei-Cont, Andy Mason, Lance Slabbert, Brenton Geach, and Pierre Marqua. The contributors of words added spice to an eclectic mix of culture and science. An original piece by Paul Botha forms the backbone to a much-expanded history chapter. Tom Peschak adds gravitas to issues around sharks and conservation. The brave life of John Whitmore is poignantly remembered by Tony Heard. Ross Frylinck gives gritty insights into the forlorn splendor of the Diamond Coast. Tongue in cheek, Gideon Malherbe uncovers our surfing addiction. Henri du Plessis provides a profile of a committed exponent of that addiction. Tony Weaver eloquently tackles the challenge of sharing the sea with sharks. Ben Trovato romps through issues around surfing evolution and lifeguards in skimpy Speedos.

Synopsis:

A follow-up to the classic Surfing in South Africa, this is a new book, completely revised and updated

Product Details

ISBN:
9781770131187
Publisher:
Double Storey Books
Subject:
Oceans & Seas
Author:
Pike, Steve
Subject:
Water Sports
Subject:
Africa - Republic of South Africa
Subject:
Sports and Fitness - Water Sports
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9.55x6.69x.49 in. 1.34 lbs.

Related Subjects


Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Ocean and Marine Biology
Science and Mathematics » Oceanography » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Water Sports » General
Travel » Africa » Republic of South Africa

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