Surfing: A Beginner's Guide

Surfing: A Beginner's Guide

by Alf Alderson (Author)


Surfing: A Beginner's Manual is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning to surf. Alf Alderson takes you through all the vital steps to becoming a surfer: you will learn where to surf, when to surf and how to surf safely. You will learn the foundations such as choosing the correct equipment, which is essential to make any progress as a beginner; pre-surf preparation, including getting fit with tips and advice; and your first surfer steps on the beach and in the ocean. All these stages lead up to you catching your very first wave and catching the surfing bug. The sea is renowned for its beauty, but infamous for its dangers. Alf provides you with transferable skills to safely enjoy your new hobby. Safety features heavily in the book, and you will learn all the basic common-sense aspects of surfing that even the most experienced surfer forgets. The revised and updated edition will now feature sequential colour photographs of professional surfers. Green conscious surfers will love the updated Green Seas section, which will feature updated organizations and discusses potential impact of global warming/rising sea levels on surfing in the future.A larger Appendix will also be added with more web-based information that is vital for any beginner. Table of contents: 1. Equipment. 2. First Steps. 3. Into the Surf. 4. Surf Manoeuvres. 5. Safe Surfing. 6. Waves and Weather. 7. Surfboard Design. 8. Care and Repair. 9. Green Seas. 10. Surfing Associations. 11. Surfspeak. The easy-to-follow instructions and photo-sequences will have you riding your first wave - in a weekend.


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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 168
Edition: 2nd edition
Publisher: Fernhurst Books Ltd.
Published: 14 Apr 2008

ISBN 10: 0470516542
ISBN 13: 9780470516546

Media Reviews
This is just the book for anyone wanting to get into surfing...a fine combination of authoritative explication and practical know-how. TimesOnline Tuesday 19 August 2008 ...takes you through all the essential first steps . Carve Surfing Magazine
Author Bio
Alf Alderson is an award-winning freelance journalist and photographer based in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales. He specialises in adventure sports and travel journalism, and his work has appeared in newspapers and magazines in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia and Europe