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Adult Beginner Guide | How To Surf [Kindle Edition]

Chris Anderson
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Book Description

Written by Chris Anderson, a Minnesotan who learned to surf as an adult himself, Adult Beginner Guide | How To Surf gives any adult exactly what you need to know to try surfing. Chris shares what he learned in surf classes, through trial and error and tips he picked up from other surfers. Chris is not a professional surfer but he does surf regularly.

There are plenty of books and websites that share every minute detail about surfing but as a beginner it’s hard to know what’s important to get started versus what you’ll need to know after you’re able to get up on your board. That’s why Chris wrote this book.

Adult Beginner Guide | How To Surf cuts through the clutter and shares only the things you need to know to get started. The products you must have to begin to surf, information about the ocean you need to know to read the waves and stay safe, how to prepare yourself on land and what to do, step by step, once you hit the water.

This book is not intended to teach you how to do tricks, how to surf competitively or how to become a pro surfer. There are no dreamy pictures about all the amazing surf spots around the world. It doesn’t suggest you need to spend a lot of money on a lot of products to enjoy surfing. Instead, Adult Beginner Guide | How To Surf will guide the average adult through the points you must know to teach yourself to begin surfing.

This is the FIRST book you want to read if you are an adult who wants to know how to surf but it won’t be the last surf book you’ll want to read.

Once you’re up on your board and want to advance beyond the beginner stage, you’ll likely enjoy other books. One e-book I’d suggest next is Surfing Tips and Tricks: A guide to the realities of surfing for beginner and intermediate surfers, by Ben Bryant .

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1007 KB
  • Print Length: 43 pages
  • Publisher: DogMa Publishing (15 Feb. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #393,070 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 15 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Now I Can Be An Adult Beginner! 18 Feb. 2013
By joewritesalot - Published on
Wanted to try surfing for a long time, but as I've gotten older it seemed to get further out of reach. Thanks to Chris Anderson's book I know I cam give it a shot next trip to So Cal. When I started reading I expected the usual heavy-handed, "you're not one of us" tones that did little to make feel like I should bother ... INSTEAD and thankfully, Chris all the way through the book is about bringing new people into the sport he learned and loves.

Among the most important pieces of advice Chris offers is the importance of surf etiquette ... they're not just a bunch of stoners out there jockeying to catch the best wave. They respect each other and their sport that one gets the real sense of being part of something, of a community. I know I will be less hesitant the first time I paddle out, and I know now that there is a line-up that is best not jumped.

Additionally and just as important as knowing how to behave in the water is Chris' other emphasis on being physically ready to get out there. Some of his dry land suggestions give me something to work on now before I head west, knowing what they'll mean to me when I finally get on a board has me excited already.

Finally, as an adult beginner, I can't emphasize enough my appreciation for the tone Chris takes in writing this book. First, his writing is clear and flows as naturally as a toasty wave, but his invitation to all of us to get out there is genuine. Read this book. Read on, ride on!
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5.0 out of 5 stars For All Water Babies 17 Mar. 2013
By Chris S. - Published on
As a born and bred so. Cal. gal I have spent lots of time in the water body surfing, although I've never been on a board. But, after reading Chris Anderson's Adult Beginner Guide-HOW TO SURF I certainly think I could. He takes you step-by-step in this wonderful "how to surf" book. I recognize the body mechanics needed, how to strengthen them, and how to use them. He went in depth on how to "pop up" and made it so understandable. After all, if you can't pop up then maybe gathering seashells would be happier for you. He makes it understandable when he says "do this" or "don't do that" and "this is how." He is spot on when he talks about how to read the water, spot the swells, and which waves to take or not. Even his "hold down" technique to avoid getting pounded or pounded less works.

Since I haven't had a board I can't speak to his instructions on maintenance, waxing, and repair, except to say that it's all very familiar with what I've seen friends do and talk about. In addition, he rounds out his book nicely with sections on surfing etiquette, plenty of accurate explanations of the slang and terminology, and handy resources. He even gives names of specific people and shops. He also details various accessories and how to use them. Very handy.

All-in-all a wonderful book on how to surf. I highly recommend it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Surf Guide for Beginning Adults! 16 Feb. 2013
By Steve Schiffman - Published on
I've always wanted try surfing and this book gave me the confidence to get in the water during my last trip to California. Of course I read the glossary first so I could sound somewhat intelligent when I went into the surf shop. After renting a surf board and wet suit I hit the water....literally. It's so true that adults prefer self paced learning. I knew what I was comfortable with and after a few unsuccessful tries, I got up on the board. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and went back twice more before heading back home. Thanks for writing this book, it helped get me over the hump and into the water.
4.0 out of 5 stars not a bad read but .99 would be a more appropriate price. 27 May 2014
By Firedoug - Published on
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Some nice beginner points emphasized , easy fun read. Author sends the new guy straight out in the line up to catch green waves. I would think most would agree that inside soup is a more suitable starting point.
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what a beginner needs 24 Jan. 2014
By Positive One - Published on
Covers important key points for the beginner. Easy to read, to the point yet facts that should not be overlooked.
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