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There are many great books on surfing out there! Here is a few of the popular ones to get you started, check them out!

Can't You Get Along with Anyone?: A Writer's Memoir and a Tale of a Lost Surfer's Paradise
Author: Allan C. Weisbecker
Pages: 504 pages
ISBN 10: 0979711703
ISBN 13: 978-0979711701
Description: The story of the paradise reached in his previous book, Search of Captain Zero. A thoughtful and dark memoir.
About the Author: Allan C. Weisbecker is a screenwriter, photographer, surfer and critically acclaimed author of In Search of Captain Zero and Cosmic Banditos, and has written extensively for film and television, including the hit 80s drama Miami Vice. Cant You Get Along With Anyone? follows Weisbecker through his most enduring challenge yet: life in paradise.

Caught Inside: A Surfer's Year on the California Coast
Author: Daniel Duane
Pages: 256 pages
ISBN 10: 0865475091
ISBN 13: 978-0865475090
Description: A wondrous, uproarious, and surprisingly informative account of a year spend surfing, Caught Inside marks the arrival of an exuberant new voice of the outdoors. This remarkable narrative of Daniel Duanes life on the water is enhanced by good-humored explanations of the physics of wave dynamics, the intricate art of surfboard design, and lyrical, sharp-eyed descriptions of the flora and fauna of the Pacific wilderness. From Captain Cook and Mark Twain to Robinson Jeffers and Jack London, from portraits of famous (and infamous) surfers to an analysis of Gidgets perverse significance, Duane expertly uncovers the myths and symbols bound up in one of our most vibrant and recognizably American subjects.
About the Author: Daniel Duane was born in 1967 and is the author of Looking for Mo and Lighting Out: A Vision of California and the Mountains. He lives and surfs in Santa Cruz, California.

The Complete Guide to Surfing
Author: Peter Dixon
Pages: 224 pages
ISBN 10: 1585743461
ISBN 13: 978-1585743469
Description: A fully illustrated, full-color, how-to guide to the fun and challenge of surfing--from beginner to elite.
About the Author: Peter Dixon

The Encyclopedia of Surfing
Author: Matt Warshaw
Pages: 816 pages
ISBN 10: 0156032511
ISBN 13: 978-0156032513
Description: Now in paperback and updated to include forty new entries, this "leviathan of surf literature" (Surfing magazine) is a remarkable collection of expert knowledge, spine-tingling stories, and little-known trivia. With 1,500 alphabetical entries and 300 illustrations, The Encyclopedia of Surfing is the most comprehensive review of the people, places, events, equipment, vernacular, and lively history of this fascinating sport by "one of surfing's most knowledgeable historians" (San Francisco Chronicle). Each year, the surf industry brings in $4.5 billion, and more than two-and-a-half million Americans, from California to Delaware, have caught the wave. The Encyclopedia of Surfing is a book that no surfer-or armchair adventurer-will be able to resist.
About the Author: MATT WARSHAW is the former editor of Surfer magazine and has been writing about surfing for more than twenty years. A surfer all his life, he competed professionally in the early eighties. Warshaw's articles have been published in the New York Times Magazine and the Wall Street Journal, and he is the author of several books on surfing. He lives in San Francisco.

In Search Of Captain Zero
Author: Allan Weisbecker
Pages: 352 pages
ISBN 10: 1585421774
ISBN 13: 978-1585421770
Description: In 1996, Allan Weisbecker sold his home and his possessions, loaded his dog and surfboards into his truck, and set off in search of his long-time surfing companion, Patrick, who had vanished into the depths of Central America. In this rollicking memoir of his quest from Mexico to Costa Rica to unravel the circumstances of Patrick's disappearance, Weisbecker intimately describes the people he befriended, the bandits he evaded, the waves he caught and lost en route to finding his friend. In Search of Captain Zero is, according to Outside magazine, "A subtly affecting tale of friendship and duty. [It] deserves a spot on the microbus dashboard as a hell of a cautionary tale about finding paradise and smoking it away."
About the Author: Allan Weisbecker is a novelist, screenwriter, lifelong surfer, and award-winning photojournalist whose work appears in Smithsonian, Men's Journal, Popular Photography, and numerous surfing magazines. He is also the author of Cosmic Banditos.

Sick Surfers Ask the Surf Docs
Author: Mark Renneker, Kevin Starr, Geoff Booth
Pages: 386 pages
ISBN 10: 0923521267
ISBN 13: 978-0923521264
Description: Both easy to use and fun to read, this guide explores surfing-related health problems involving ears, eyes, knees, backs, and shoulders.

The Stormrider Guide: North America
Author: Drew Kampion
Pages: 286 pages
ISBN 10: 095398401X
ISBN 13: 978-0953984015
Description: Great book for travelling surfers giving insite into surfer culture, and wave knowledge, with detailed coverage of the major surfing areas in North America.
About the Author: Drew Kampion has been a writer and editor with a focus on surfing since the 60's. He is a resident of Washington State and continues to write about surfing and other subjects.

Surfer's Start-Up: A Beginner's Guide to Surfing, Second Edition
Author: Doug Werner
Pages: 128 pages
ISBN 10: 1884654126
ISBN 13: 978-1884654121
Description: Recommended by the United States Surfing Federation as a book that every beginning surfer should read, this instructional guide details the basics of surfing gear, conditions, safety, etiquette, and history. Written by someone who went through the learning process, topics are covered with just enough detail to get the reader riding the waves quickly and safely. It teaches the beginner surfer the fundamentals of the sport; what to expect in the first days of learning; and how to cope with waves, learning frustrations, and crowds. This edition has been updated with the latest information on equipment, technique, and resources.
About the Author: Doug Werner has been a surfer for over 25 years. He is the author of all nine books in the Start-Up series. He lives in San Diego, California.

The World Stormrider Guide: Vol 1
Author: Bruce Sutherland
Pages: 240 pages
ISBN 10: 0953984001
ISBN 13: 978-0953984008
Description: The Stormrider Guide North America is the first and only comprehensive reference guide to surfing the North American coastline. In-depth analysis of the waves, the coastal environment and the rich cultural history of America's passion for wave riding, combine to make this an authoritative and indispensable tool for the travelling surfer, as well as the armchair student.
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The World Stormrider Guide: Vol 2
Author: Anthony Colas
Pages: 264 pages
ISBN 10: 0953984028
ISBN 13: 978-0953984022
Description: Eighty new and exciting surf zones for those looking to escape the crowds and surf somewhere just a little different. Detailed description of the areas and travelling information. A great travelling resource! Information on where and when to surf plus pollution, erosion, hazards, access are covered in all the guides together with surf culture illuminating the history, surf media, contests and localism of the best surf spots around the world
About the Author: Antony Colas has travelled across the world, surfing in over 30 countries. He has written for the Stormrider Guide Europe, The Surf Report and many leading surfing magazines. Bruce Sutherland, a director of Low Pressure and co-author of The Stormrider Guide: Europe and The Stormrider Guide: North America has 25 years extensive experience of surfing and travelling. Contributions also come from the Low Pressure team as well as numerous respected surf journalists.

World Stormrider Guide Volume 3
Author: Bruce Sutherland, Anthony Colas
Pages: 248 pages
ISBN 10: 0953984060
ISBN 13: 978-0953984060
Description: Another great installment of the World Stormrider Guide. Expect many great beautiful and exotic locations. Coming out in 2009.

Stormrider Surf Guide: Europe
Author: Bruce Sutherland
Pages: 400
ISBN 10: 0953984079
ISBN 13: 9780953984077
Description: Stormrider Guides are the ultimate surf travel guide books, providing essential surfing information from around the world. Generally acknowledged as the finest surf travel books available, they are often referred to as The Surfers Bible. Now in one book, the Stormrider Surf Guide to Europe is the most comprehensive guide to where to surf in Europe available.

Surf Is Where You Find It
Author: Gerry Lopez
Pages: 246 pages
ISBN 10: 0979065917
ISBN 13: 978-0979065910
Description: Surf is Where You Find It is a collection of 41 stories, some only a page or two long, some six or seven pages, but all told with Gerrys sharp eye for capturing the eccentric essence of both some of the least-known as well as the best-known legends of the sport.
About the Author: Gerry Lopez is a world-renowned American surfer, shaper, actor, and journalist. He currently resides in Bend, Oregon.

Surfing - Women of the Waves
Author: Linda Chase (Author), Elizabeth Pepin (Photographer)
Pages: 176 pages
ISBN 10: 1423601793
ISBN 13: 978-1423601791
Description: As the official counterculture sport of the 1960s, surfing was not just a sport but a lifestyle, one long, sun-drenched beach party with endless waves and music, as well as an unapologetically masculine culture. This notion has since been disproved by generations of amazing female surfers who have made an indelible mark on the sport. Surfing: Women of the Waves highlights some of these extraordinary women of surfing, from Linda Benson and Joyce Hoffman in the 1950s and 1960s to Layne Beachley, Sofia Mulanovich, Bethany Hamilton, and the great Lisa Andersen, four-time women's world champion. Today, women of all ages and skill levels have taken their place among the waves-longboarders, shortboarders, goofyfooters, hotdoggers, young girls, and surfer moms-these are the women of the waves!
About the Author: Until recently, the sum total of Linda's surfing experience consisted of memorizing the lyrics to the Beach Boys' songs. Then during one of her frequent visits to Hawai'i, she tested her mettle in the surf off Oahu's North Shore. This experience (and newly found passion) led to an opportunity to write this book. Based in the Los Angeles area, Linda has written for numerous publications, including The People's Almanac, Book of Lists and leading hotel magazines. She has covered everything from food and wine to the arts to sports and has interviewed leading figures in these fields. Meanwhile, she practices her pop-ups and checks out the waves at Malibu whenever she can.

Elizabeth Pepin has been surfing since the mid-1980s and photographing women surfers since 1997, as one of only a few women surf photographers in the world. Her surf imagery has appeared in books, magazines and museums. She is also a coauthor of Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Jass Era and makes films both independently and for PBS. Elizabeth currently works as a producer at KQED-TV in San Francisco and has won four Emmy Awards for her documentary film work. Jacket design: Ryan Christopher Jacket photos 2007 Elizabeth Pepin

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