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Alf Alderson
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23 Jun 2000
Surfing is booming, and this is the guide to Britain’s surf beaches. It has been compiled by a surfer, with input from local surfers all round the coast. You just can’t beat local knowledge to help you find exciting waves in unexpected places. Each chapter deals with a particular section of the coastline. A numbered map highlights each beach, the numbers on the map corresponding to numbers in the text. Here, each `break’ is discussed together with details about the beach including access, facilities and accommodation. Using this book, you should always be able to find the best waves going, whatever your standard. Surfers like to get together so an appendix gives the names and addresses of local surf shops, clubs and schools. Plus where to phone for surf reports. In short, this is the best companion in your travels to find the perfect wave.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Edition edition (23 Jun 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1898660689
  • ISBN-13: 978-1898660682
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 17 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 953,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A must-have for anyone who wants to explore our coastline and its jewels". --, Thursday 19th June 2008 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Surf UK is the ultimate guide to surfing in mainland Britain.  Compiled with the help of surfers from all corners of Scotland, England and wales, this is the most detailed guide to British surf ever published.
  • 160 pages featuring almost 400 breaks from Land′s End to the Outer Hebrides.
  • Full details on the surf, access, facilities and accomodation at each location.
  • Something for everyone – from grinding reefs to mellow beach breaks.
  • Information on surf shops, surf reports, surf clubs and surf schools
  • Fully illustrated with photos, maps and diagrams – in fact everything you need in search of your perfect wave!

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a handy book to have but.... 9 Sep 2003
This book is a handy one to have if you're a reasonably well experienced surfer but do not buy this if you are a beginner, many of the spots listed are sketchy at best and should only be attempted by more experienced surfers. On the other hand, if you know what youre doing this book gives you a chance to find less crowded waves. Particularly if you surf in North Wales. It lists many more spots than the Stormrider guide however these tend to be the spots that rarely work. Im not sure if the rumor is true or not but i have been told that the author got a few beatings for giving away what were once secret spots (if there is such a thing).
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly detailed Uk guide 28 Mar 2001
This book should piss off a few locals , as it gives great detail about known spots and indicates 'secret spots.' A must for anyone without a surf break outside their door or anyone who wants to explore
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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This book shows where to surf and the surf shops to go to, I recommend this book to any surfer, Begginer or Pro.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic 3 Nov 2010
A classic surf guide - talks to you like you're a regular British surfer used to cold waves and onshore winds - but also lets you know where to score the UK at its best. The best guide in my opinion
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