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High Surf: The World's Most Inspiring Surfers
High Surf: The World's Most Inspiring Surfers
by Tim Baker
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb book, 30 Nov. 2012
Collection of profiles of a broad range of inspirational surfers. Some of the names will be familiar to you (Slater, Fanning, etc) while others probably won't (Ian Cohen, Peter Singer, etc) but all have followed meaningful paths in surfing and all have interesting things to say. Aussie writer Tim Baker breaks up the profiles with his own observations and philosophical musings about surfing (Surf Lessons #14 to #2362!!) which are equally entertaining. Superb book.


Surf Travel: The Complete Guide. The Planet's 50 Most Thrilling Surf Destinations
Surf Travel: The Complete Guide. The Planet's 50 Most Thrilling Surf Destinations
by Chris Power
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Guidebook with a difference, 30 Nov. 2012
Surf guidebook with a difference. Not only points you in the right direction but gives you loads of advice about actually getting there e.g. buying a second-hand van for your road trip, surviving in the far North, making the most of limited time on your boat trip, etc. Euro locations like Portugal, France, Ireland and Spain appeal to intermediate surfers like me, but the more exotic locations certainly wet the appetite for future travels. Superb photos, info about travel gadgets, festival dates, useful lingo...its all good.


180 South: Conquerors of the Useless
180 South: Conquerors of the Useless
by Chris Malloy
Edition: Hardcover

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5.0 out of 5 stars Big book, epic journey, 30 Nov. 2012
Seriously big coffee-table book. Documents the epic journey of US climber / surfers Jeff Johnson and Chris Malloy, who trek from California to Chile and attempt to climb a forgotten peak, Cerro Corcovado. They are in turn retracing the epic journey of two US climber / surfers from the sixties (Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins) who did the journey 40 years earlier in a beat-up Ford campervan. This book accompanies the film of the same name and both are fabulous productions. The book is stuffed with superb photos, interviews and stories. Chouinard and Tompkins are both multi-millionaire businessmen now who probably travel around in Lear jets but they have to be applauded for their environmental credentials, especially down in Patagonia where they are trying to preserve the wilderness they first encountered in the sixties. Pricey book but worth getting if you liked the film.


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