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The Big Drop: Classic Big Wave Surfing Stories [Paperback]

John Long
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  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Falcon Press Publishing Co Inc.,U.S. (May 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560449179
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560449171
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 16.2 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 529,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a collection of stories about surfers - a rich history of characters, controversies, heroism and tragedy define the sport.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
The stories that comprise this book cover a variety of eras, locations, and players in the arena of big wave surfing. For anyone who wants to know more about the obession of those who commit themselves down the face of monsterous, capably murderous waves, and go beyond that virtually feeling the air and water rushing around you in the midst of ocean mayhem, this book will deliver. An awesome read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Grunger
Format:Paperback
'Unputdownable' is frequently used to describe books, but this is definitely the best 'surf' book I have read in a long time. A Real 'boys own' adventure book that will leave you at times amped and gagging to get out in the water, truly scared and perhaps a little reluctant to surf for a while, but also genuinely moving at times by the shear emotional gravity and darkness of some of the stories (particularly the description of the surf session that led to the first drowning at Waimea).

On the whole a little more edge to these stories than stories in other similar books on the market ('Surfing's Greatest Misadventures') and more action packed than the standard surfing biographies, which even the most interesting (Rabbit Bartholmew's, and Michael Peterson's) can feel rather pedestrian in pace at times. An excellent book
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5.0 out of 5 stars My surfbum can't keep his eyes off it! 25 Sep 2001
Format:Paperback
I bought my boyfriend this book as he isn't much of a reader, but he adores surfing!
Lets just say, he has never read a whole book until now! He couldn't keep his eyes off it! He takes it everywhere! Let's just say I wish I hadn't bothered! He prefers to take that book to bed than me!! Come on... the book must be good then!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping 13 Jun 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I brought this for my partner who loves to surf. I am a non-surfer and was gripped by the stories of the thrill seekers who hunt out the biggest waves in the world. As a couch potato the idea that someone would actually put themselves in such danger for the thrill of the ride to shore is hard to comprehend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Top surfing book 30 Nov 2009
Format:Paperback
As a long time climber just in to surfing, a book by John long is a must and it doesn't fail to disappoint. It's a great book if you want to read about the guys who have pushed the limits of the surfing envelope and at the end understand a bit more about how grass roots surf culture has evolved. You may never be that guy staring at the big drop but after reading this you can't fail to wonder what it would be like.
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