Synopses & Reviews
"The best surfer in the water is the one having the most fun."
Admit it: you've dreamed of jumping onto a surfboard and catching a killer wave. Every girl has. And now you can live that dream with professional instructors Izzy and Coco Tihanyi at your side. Izzy and Coco are the founders of Surf Diva Surf School, the original surf school for women, and it is their aloha attitude, their supremely contagious sense of fun, and their incomparable style (both surfing and fashion, of course) that has helped make women's surfing one of the fastest growing sports in the US.
Advice from pro surfers and surf instructors on paddling out, popping up, and other essential techniques
The low-down on practicing good surfing etiquette and preserving our oceans
Tips from board shapers and seasoned surfers on which equipment is best for you
Testimonials from surf students and surf writers on how to turn a good surf session into a great one
The skinny on 'dude,' 'stoke' and other lineup lingo
Tips on how to stay safe while having fun outsmarting the guys who think they're better surfers than you ; )
So go on, live the dream, and see ya in the water!
What everybody's saying about SURF DIVA SURF SCHOOL
"Surf Diva taught camaraderie and chick power. Best of all, they got women . . . addicted to that rush of riding a wave. There is nothing like it." -Los Angeles Times
"When I finally stand up, Izzy goes nuts. "Take it all the way in!" she screams, and I do. All the Divas, scattered around us in the water, start whistling and applauding.... I am so proud of myself, I could cry."--Jenna McCarthy, Shape
"Surf Diva is the Starbucks of female-only surfing clinics."-Newsweek
As featured on the Today show and MTV, and in Time, USA Today, the New York Times, Elle, Marie Claire, Women's Sports and Fitness, and InStyle.
In 1996 twin sisters IZZY TIHANYI and COCO TIHANYI founded the Surf Diva Surf School, the original all-girls surf school, where each year they teach thousands of women and girls to surf.. Izzy and Coco live (to surf) in La Jolla, California.
From the founders of the original surf school for women, Surf Diva is both a witty, irreverently written lifestyle book and an informative how-to guide. Written with the Surf Diva School motto firmly in mind--"The best surfer in the water is the one having the most fun"--Surf Diva
inspires women to suit up in neoprene and claim their share of male-dominated waves. Whether it's finding a welcoming beach or selecting the perfect surfboard, recovering from a wipeout or simply basking in the spirituality of the ocean, this book shows and tells you how to be a surfer with incomparable style and a healthy dose of beach attitude.
Offering advice from professional surfers, testimonials from surf students and instructors, and tips on how to stay safe while also having fun, Surf Diva is perfect for budding female surfers or any woman who has ever dreamed of catching a killer wave.
PRAISE FOR THE SURF DIVA SURF SCHOOL
"Surf Diva is the Starbucks of female-only surfing clinics; it's the model for scores of women's classes that have popped up around the world."-NEWSWEEK
"Surf Diva packed a real surf experience into two days. They taught camaraderie and chick power. They projected attitude, but not testosterone . . . Best of all, they got women . . . addicted to that rush of riding a wave. There is nothing like it." -LOS ANGELES TIMES
About the Author
In 1996 twin sisters IZZY TIHANYI and COCO TIHANYI founded the Surf Diva Surf School, the original all-girls surf school, where each year they teach thousands of women and girls to surf. Surf Diva has been featured on the Today
show and in Time, USA Today,
the New York Times,
among other publications. Izzy and Coco live in La Jolla, California.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Why Surf?
Chapter 2: Getting Started
Chapter 3: On the Sand
Chapter 4: In the Water
Chapter 5: Get Back Out There
Chapter 6: Finding Your Rhythm
Chapter 7: Surfing as a Way of Life
Chapter 8: Surf Buddies
Chapter 9: Advancing Your Skills
Chapter 10: Surf's Up
Photo and Illustration Credits o 238
Certificate of Accomplishment o 239
Index o 240