How to Surf : All You Need to Know About Surfing in South Africa with Step-by-step Instructions
How To Surf is the comprehensive guide to learning how to surf in South Africa. With all you need to know about the surfing lifestyle in SA, this book gives you the knowledge and skills needed to achieve the ultimate freedom of riding the ocean's waves. From understanding the weather and how waves are created, to how they break and where, and what conditions are best for beginners, through to beach safety and equipment, all the important aspects of surfing are covered. There are detailed step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions to the most basic manoeuvres, such as standing up and carving, through to complex ones such as vertical re-entries, tube riding, floaters and aerials. Chapters on surfing history, types of surfboards, surf-travel and the environment help make this the only book you need to start on your exciting surfing adventure.
- Electronic book text | 137 pages
- 01 Oct 2012
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Parklands, South Africa
About Miles Masterson
Capetonian Miles Masterson has been surfing for more than a quarter of a century and has competed in many surfing events in South Africa and internationally, making the Western Province, Defence and Zululand teams several times as a junior, and more recently, the senior and masters WP teams. Miles has always preferred surf-travel to competition and has surfed good waves in Scotland, Ireland, England, France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Australia, Namibia, Mauritius, Indonesia, the US and all over his native South Africa. A former associate editor of Wavelength, a surfing magazine in the UK, Miles also founded the award-winning Blunt magazine in South Africa, in conjunction with Atoll Media. He now works as a freelance contributor and editor for a variety of South African and international magazines and websites.