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Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life
by William Finnegan
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A deeply rendered self-portrait of a lifelong surfer by the acclaimed New Yorker writer   Barbarian Days is William Finnegans memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else... (read more)

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Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer's Quest to Find Zen on the Sea
Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer's Quest to Find Zen on the Sea
by Jaimal Yogis
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Fed up with teenage life in the suburbs, Jaimal Yogis ran off to Hawaii with little more than a copy of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha and enough cash for a surfboard. His journey is a coming-of-age saga that takes him from communes to monasteries, from the... (read more)

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West of Jesus: Surfing, Science, and the Origins of Belief
West of Jesus: Surfing, Science, and the Origins of Belief
by Steven Kotler
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A spiritual and scientific surf quest, West of Jesus tracks a contemporary surfing myth and looks at the neuroscience that connects spirituality and high risk sport.   After spending two years in bed with Lyme disease, Steven Kotler had lost... (read more)

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Sport in World History #1: Empire in Waves
Sport in World History #1: Empire in Waves
by Scott Laderman
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"Laderman has joined a sophisticated discussion of the global history of surfing to a careful examination of its relationship to the cultural politics of United States engagement with the wider world. The chronological frame and impressive transnational... (read more)

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In Search of Captain Zero Pa: PB Reprint
In Search of Captain Zero Pa: PB Reprint
by Allan Weisbecker
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Allan C. Weisbecker is a novelist, screenwriter, lifelong surfer, and award-winning photojournalist whose work appears in Smithsonian, Men's Journal, Popular Photography, American Photo, Sailing, Surfer, Surfing, and The Surfer's Journal. He is the... (read more)

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Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell: A True Story of Violence, Corruption, and the Soul of Surfing
Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell: A True Story of Violence, Corruption, and the Soul of Surfing
by Chas Smith
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For two months every winter, when Pacific storms make landfall, Oahu's paradisical North Shore turns into a fiery hell. Its normal population of sixteen thousand more than triples and this explosion of mainlanders, Brazilians, Australians, and... (read more)

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Surf Diva: A Girl's Guide to Getting Good Waves
Surf Diva: A Girl's Guide to Getting Good Waves
by Izzy Tihanyi
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"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... (read more)

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Kook: What Surfing Taught Me about Love, Life, and Catching the Perfect Wave
Kook: What Surfing Taught Me about Love, Life, and Catching the Perfect Wave
by Peter Heller
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Author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Dog Stars Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for Literature With grit, poetry, and humor, Peter Heller, acclaimed author of The Whale Warriors recounts his remarkable journey of discovery&... (read more)

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The Fisherman's Son: The Spirit of Ramon Navarro
The Fisherman's Son: The Spirit of Ramon Navarro
by Chris (int) Malloy
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Ramon Navarro, a third-generation subsistence fisherman and farmer who lives on the coast of Chile at Punta Lobos, learned to surf on a busted surfboard left by a visiting surfer. Since then he has become one of the top-ten big wave riders. He has used... (read more)

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Sweetness and Blood: How Surfing Spread from Hawaii and California to the Rest of the World, with Some Unexpected Results
Sweetness and Blood: How Surfing Spread from Hawaii and California to the Rest of the World, with Some Unexpected Results
by Michael Scott Moore
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How did an obscure tribal sport from precolonial Hawaii—one that was nearly eliminated by Christian missionaries—jump oceans to California and Australia? And how did it become such a worldwide passion, even in places where the surf... (read more)

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Taschen 365, Day-By-Day. Surfing
Taschen 365, Day-By-Day. Surfing
by Jim (pht) Heimann
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Surf’s up!: Wake up on the cusp of a wave   Bring a little thrill to your every morning. With TASCHEN’s 365 Day-by-Day Surfing, discover with each new date a new vintage photograph or art work that will have you waxing nostalgic for... (read more)

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Stoked a History of Surf Culture New Edition
Stoked a History of Surf Culture New Edition
by Drew Kampion
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From its origins as a sport of Hawaiian nobility to the current death- defying acrobatics, Kampion (a former editor of a number of surfing magazines) details the development and global diffusion of the quintessential beach sport. The emphasis is on... (read more)

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Gidget
Gidget
by Frederick Kohner
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My English comp teacher Mr. Glicksberg says if you want to be a writer you have to—quote—sit on a window sill and get all pensive and stuff and jot down descriptions. Unquote Glicksberg! I don't know what kind of things he writes but... (read more)

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Surf's Up: The Girl's Guide to Surfing
Surf's Up: The Girl's Guide to Surfing
by Louise Southerden
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Surf Craft: Design and the Culture of Board Riding
Surf Craft: Design and the Culture of Board Riding
by Richard Kenvin
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Waterman is the first comprehensive biography of Duke Kahanamoku (1890andndash;1968): swimmer, surfer, Olympic gold medalist, Hawaiian icon, waterman. Long before Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz made their splashes in the pool, Kahanamoku emerged from the... (read more)

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The Surfin'ary: A Dictionary of Surfing Terms and Surfspeak
The Surfin'ary: A Dictionary of Surfing Terms and Surfspeak
by Trevor Cralle
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Back by popular demand, this is the definitive reference for surf bums everywhere—or at least any gremmie who's ever pondered the semantic subtleties between bitchin', rad, and killer. Informative and often hilarious, this bible... (read more)

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Caught Inside: A Surfer's Year on the California Coast
Caught Inside: A Surfer's Year on the California Coast
by Daniel Duane
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“Wonderful . . . [Duane is] an ontologist of dudedom, Henry David Thoreau doing aerials on a fiberglass board.” - Will Blythe, Esquire “Enthralling. Duane has an honest take on surf culture, seeing both the romance and the irony... (read more)

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The Best of Surfer Magazine
The Best of Surfer Magazine
by Dave Parmenter
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Dave Parmenter's work has appeared in Surfer, Surfing, and Surfer's Journal. He lives in California and Makaha, Hawai'i. Chris Mauro was a professional surfer before becoming editor of Surfer. He lives in Southern California. Steve Hawk is the former... (read more)

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Surfer's Code: 12 Simple Lessons for Riding Through Life
Surfer's Code: 12 Simple Lessons for Riding Through Life
by Shaun Tomson
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In Surfer's Code, world champion surfer Shaun Tomson shares the life lessons he's gathered from decades of surfing-from his boyhood adventures in South Africa to the world tour in the late 1970s to the business world today. For Tomson, surfing is a hobby,... (read more)

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The Art of Surfing: A Training Manual for the Developing and Competitive Surfer (Falcon Guide)
The Art of Surfing: A Training Manual for the Developing and Competitive Surfer (Falcon Guide)
by Raul Guisado
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Raul Guisado has a B.A. in Biological Sciences and is pursuing an M.A. in Sports Psychology. He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has been coaching skiers and surfers since 1989 through his business, Peak Athletic Coaching... (read more)

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