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The Big Drop: Classic Big Wave Surfing Stories (Adventure)by John Long
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32 classic big wave surfing stories from the sports pioneers
John Longs classic collection of big wave surfing stories heralds a new era in surfing literature. Revealing the tantalizing and terrifying truth about riding big waves, The Big Drop is a must for any surfer inclined to tackle large surf in thought or in fact.
The Big Drop is more than just another surfing book. Showcasing elite athletes who live to challenge the oceans fury, it is both an extraordinary collection of true tales and a treasure-trove of insight into the evolution of big wave surfing—with particular focus on the pioneers of the 1950s and 1960s and the skills necessary to conquer huge waves. Providing a comprehensive look at the sports eras, locations, and legends, with a host of stunning images and a glossary of surfing terms, this is a truly unforgettable look at the obsession of those who face down monstrous waves.
32 classic big wave surfing stories.
A classic collection of big wave surfing stories that heralded a new era in surfing literature—32 tantalizing and terrifying true tales from the sports pioneers
Few images grab our attention like a surfer hurtling down a titanic wall of water. The amazing story of big wave surfing ranks with the most exciting of adventure sports. A rich history of characters, controversies, heroism, humor and tragedy define the sport. A vein of true grit runs through the cutting-edge athletes who challenge these monster waves, and that same vein can be found in this outstanding collection of stories.
This gripping collection of 32 stories puts you right on the face of the world's biggest wave, an experience you'll never forget.
About the Author
John Longs adventure and instructional books—including The Big Juice (FalconGuides), Mark of the Shark, and Long on Adventure—are best-sellers of outdoor publishing, with more than a million copies in print. A renowned explorer and rock climber, he divides his time between Venice, California and Venezuela.
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