Surf Travel The Complete Guide: The Planet's 50 Most Thrilling Surf Destinations

Surf Travel The Complete Guide: The Planet's 50 Most Thrilling Surf Destinations

Paperback Orca Publications

Edited by Chris Power, Foreword by Anthony Walsh, Contributions by Ben Mondy, Contributions by Gabe Davies, Contributions by Brendan Bosworth, Contributions by Roger Sharpe, Contributions by Owen Pye, Contributions by Rob Barber

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  • Publisher: Orca Publications Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 213mm x 25mm | 748g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Newquay
  • ISBN 10: 0952364697
  • ISBN 13: 9780952364696
  • Illustrations note: 250+ colour photos
  • Sales rank: 28,562

Product description

Surfers live to travel. The quest to find perfect waves is something that grips surfers of all abilities, from novice to expert. Now, from the publishers of leading British surfing magazine Carve, comes a new book covering every aspect of travel and exploration: where to go, where to stay, what equipment to take, how to get in shape for your trip, how to stay healthy abroad, and how to make the most of your time away. Packed with information and useful tips, as well as awesome photos, Surf Travel will inspire surfers of all levels to pack their boards and head off to find the waves of their dreams. The main section of the book focuses on the classic surfing destinations such as Queensland's Gold Coast, Hawaii's North Shore, the Maldives, the Mentawai Islands, Bali, the Canary Islands, Costa Rica, Barbados, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Tahiti, Southwest France and Southern California. Each location is described and dissected, with insider tips about how to score the best conditions. Several less well-known areas, such as the Lakshadweep Islands and Madagascar are also included for experienced surfers who thirst for pristine uncrowded waves. Five of the world's greatest 'surf cities' are also featured: Durban, Biarritz, Santa Cruz, Huntington Beach (LA) and Honolulu.Surfers of all levels will benefit from the travel tips on offer, whether they're going on a road trip to California, a camping trip to France or a boat trip to Indonesia. All kinds of priceless advice is offered by a writing team of experienced travellers who have visited scores of countries and put in the hard yards.

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Chris Power is the former editor of leading British surfing magazine Carve, and author of acclaimed surf photography book Shooting The Curl. An accomplished photographer, he's travelled to more than 17 countries on surf missions over the years. He lives near St Agnes in Cornwall.