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Surfing Hawaii: A Complete Guide to the Best Breaks on the Hawaiian Islands

Surfing Hawaii: A Complete Guide to the Best Breaks on the Hawaiian Islands

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By (author) Rod Sumpter

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  • Publisher: Falcon Guides
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 18mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook
  • ISBN 10: 0762731311
  • ISBN 13: 9780762731312
  • Edition statement: First.
  • Illustrations note: maps, b&w photos
  • Sales rank: 311,792

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A complete guide for the most well known to the not-so-well-known surf spots in the Hawaiian Islands, from Tavaras Bay on Maui to Waimea Bay on Oahu to lesser-known Manele Bay on the island of Lanai.

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Rod Sumpter has been surfing since the age of six, and has won over seventy five trophies. He has surfed in over twenty five countries, while surfing several hundred locations and was placed fifth, and then seventh in consecutive World Surfing Championships. Rod was the British Champion six times and the European Champion twice, and regained the British and European titles after an extraordinary twenty-year gap. As well as being one of the world's preeminent surfers, Rod is an experienced photographer, surf moviemaker, and former staff photographer for Surfer magazine. He has shaped surfboards at Hobie surfboards California, and won a gold television award for his water-photography. Rod is the only surfer in the world to hold three National Surfing Titles consecutively at Bondi Beach, the Australian National Junior Title, at Huntington Beach, California, the U.S. Junior Title, at Jersey, Channel Islands, the Great Britain National Title. He has also ridden the world's longest surfboard, measuring in at 28 feet. Rod is the author of 100 Best Surf Spots in the World (Insiders' Guides, 2004).

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For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuide(r) has set the standard for outdoor recreation guidebooks. Written by top outdoors experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites you to experience the endless adventure and rugged beauty of the great outdoors. Surfing Hawaii is your comprehensive guide to the Hawaiian Islands' best breaks-from classic surf spots to lesser-known waves. Let international surfing legend Rod Sumpter show you where to ride the waves from Honolua Bay on Maui and Banzai Pipeline on Oahu to Magic Sands on the Big Island and Nawiliwili Lihue on Kauai. Look inside for: Complete write-ups of 68 featured surf spots, plus key info on 241 more Best tide height, swell direction, and wave size for each featured site Surf spots for all skill levels, from beginner to expert The lowdown on hazards and localism At-a-glance information on break types and best boards Advice on avoiding the crowds and finding the breaks