- Paperback: 142 pages
- Publisher: Alison Hodge; 2nd Revised edition edition (27 Jun. 1905)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0906720362
- ISBN-13: 978-0906720363
- Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 1.1 x 24.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Surf Science: An Introduction to Waves for Surfing Paperback – 27 Jun 1905
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'it should be a requisite read for all coastal activists concerned about beach and surf preservation. -- Surfrider Foundation, Making Waves, 20-5/15
So who would benefit from this book? Well, it's hard to think of a surfer who wouldn't...' -- The Surfer's Path, Issue 33, October/November 2002
The man is ... a "surf forecasting guru". If he doesn't know it, it isn't worth knowing' -- Surf Europe, Issue 22, April/May 2003
From the Back Cover
Have you ever wondered where waves come from; what makes every one different; why some peel nicely and others just close out; why, some days, waves come in sets of six, and others in sets of three; and what factors affect the behaviour of a surfing break? If you have, this book is for you.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
The title is self explanatory, it provides an excellent overview of the hugely complex mechanisms at work to provide us with waves we can surf. I thought that the authors did a great job of building up the story and explaining the various components that combine to provide the weather patterns necessary to produce waves. They also explain how the waves tend to travel and organise after being generated, so you understand when the best waves may reach your break from a given weather system. There are also chapters explaining what happens as the waves get closer to the coast and how the shape of coastline and seabed will dictate how the waves ultimately break.
If you want to understand when the next good swell should be coming and why, get this book.
I highly recomend this book to anybody interested in Surfing and that isn't content to just surf the waves but is willing to understand how, why and when they reach the coast. It is even usefull for people that don't surf or that are doing A Level Geography.
For one, if you're interested in surfing and how waves/forecasting work, definitely buy this book.
As far as the company goes, I had a quick and painless delivery and the book arrived in good condition, plus I believe that I got a really good value for money deal.
I'll leave the decision to you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I find it an interesting book about this phenomenon essential for surfing. But I don't think it will help me surf better.
Still it's worth the money.
i knew this particular book was what my nephew wanted as he is very interested in surfing and paddle boarding - it's going to be a great Christmas gift for him.Published on 1 Dec. 2013 by Linda Dunton
Very good book, easy to understand and well written and at a level anyone can understand such a complex subjectPublished on 18 Oct. 2013 by Mr ACT