Surf Travel, edited by Chris Power, Orca Publications, 224 pages, $27.99.
Maybe it's the constant movement of the waves or just the endless search for them but whatever the reason it does seem like surfers love to travel. Embracing that connection, author Chris Power provides a round-the-world perspective on the best surfing destinations.
Fifty incredible surf spots are featured by country. Each one is presented with a lengthy description, covering its history, best times of year to go, size of board best suited for the waves and much more. There are photographs of beaches and plenty of action shots. At the bottom of the page on each featured destination is a handy synopsis that tells at a glance the most important information on the location.
The book begins with an extensive section on travel advice for surfers. There is an abundance of details on organizing and planning for a great surf vacation. What to bring, what high tech toys to take, camera choices, packing, tips for cold water destinations and more.
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- Surfing Photographs from the Seventies Taken by Jeff Divine (T. Adler Books)
- The History of Surfing by Matt Warshaw (Chronicle Books)
- Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton (MTV Books)
- Surf Science: An Introduction To Waves For Surfing by Tony Butt (University of Hawaii Press)