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Best Surf Books Worth Your Attention

Looking for the best Surf books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

Surf Is Where You Find It (2015)

 Best Surf Books Worth Your AttentionWritten by one of the most revered surfers of his generation, Gerry Lopez’s Surf Is Where You Find It is a collection of stories about a lifetime of surfing. But more than that, it is a collection of stories about the lessons learned from surfing. It presents 38 stories about those who have been influential in the sport — surfing anytime, anywhere, and in any way.
Author(s): Gerry Lopez , Steve Pezman, et al.

House In Virginia (2019)

 Best Surf Books Worth Your AttentionRapper, Tsu Surf, and National Best Selling Author, Jessica N. Watkins, have collaborated to bring to life for readers the collection of hit songs, “House In Virginia”. Money is the root of all evil. It’s the thirst and hunger for money that is the origin of the ills of this world. It’s where our desperate thoughts and shameful actions are buried.
Author(s): Tsu Surf, Jessica N. Watkins

The Complete Guide to Surf Fitness: The Definitive Guide to Surf Training Whatever Your Level (2011)

 Best Surf Books Worth Your AttentionThe Complete Guide To Surf Fitness brings together all the latest knowledge and techniques to offer a complete training program for beginners to pro’s. Illustrated with more than 150 annotated photos and inspiring surf images, the guide covers everything from stretching and flexibility exercises to core strength, resistance training and plyometrics.
Author(s): Lee Stanbury

Surf Better: complete surfing program (2011)

 Best Surf Books Worth Your AttentionLatest edition: v.2.0, revised, expanded and improved. Longboard + Shortboard, with new images and detailed explanations. Includes detailed Shortboard section* with multiple images and analysis of common moves including off-the-lip and aerials, plus common errors to avoid. • New information, additional graphics, more detailed explanations. • New layout for easier reading (and Kindle viewing).
Author(s): Dave Rearwin

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life (2016)

 Best Surf Books Worth Your Attention Barbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life.  Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child.
Author(s): William Finnegan

Welcome to Wonderland #2: Beach Party Surf Monkey (2018)

 Best Surf Books Worth Your Attention  There’s always something wacky happening when you live in a motel, and P.T. (named after P. T. Barnum, of course) has grown up at the world’s wackiest! When word gets out that the hottest teen idols in Hollywood (plus current YouTube sensation Kevin the Monkey!) will be filming their next movie—Beach Party Surf Monkey—right in St. Pete’s Beach, Florida, P.T. and his friend Gloria know that the Wonderland would be the perfect location.
Author(s): Chris Grabenstein

Surf to Skate – Vol. 1: Evolution to Revolution (2013)

 Best Surf Books Worth Your AttentionA collector’s book featuring extremely rare and historically important skateboards from all corners of the globe, Surf to Skate captures the art and craftmanship of the early movement. Authors Stanton Hartsfield and Jason Cohn, known collectively as Scavenger, have curated the pages in a timeline, tracing the roots of skateboarding from steel roller skate wheels nailed to planks in the 1950s to their clay-wheeled cousins of the 1960s.
Author(s): Stanton Hartsfield, Jason Cohn

The Complete Guide to Surfcasting (2011)

 Best Surf Books Worth Your AttentionFrom selecting tackle to reading the beach, here is a truly “complete” guide to the most popular form of saltwater angling.
Author(s): Joe Cermele

Surf Science: An Introduction to Waves for Surfing (2014)

 Best Surf Books Worth Your AttentionHave 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 behavior of a surfing break? If you have, this book is for you.Now in its third edition, Surf Science is the first book to talk in depth about the science of waves from a surfer’s point of view.
Author(s): Tony Butt , Paula Russell, et al.

The Surfer’s Guide to Baja (2012)

 Best Surf Books Worth Your AttentionThe original and still most detailed guide book for surfers heading to Mexico’s surf-packed Baja peninsula. This guide features over 120 surf spots, including the legendary points, reefs, beachbreaks and even islands. From Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas and around to the East Cape, with surf maps, surf travel tips, wave height chart, tips on when to surf where, accommodations and more.
Author(s): Mike Parise

Diamonds in the Surf : The Second Adventure (1983)

 Best Surf Books Worth Your AttentionThe sequel to one of the greatest treasure hunting books ever written!
Author(s): Trevillian, Bob; Carter, Frank

Best Surf Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some surf books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Exoemission from Processed Solid Surfaces and Gas Adsorption

Author(s): Yoshihiro Momose
ID: 3522137, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2023, Size: 10 Mb, Format: pdf

Marine Surfactants. Preparations and Applications

Author(s): Se-Kwon Kim, Kyung-Hoon Shin
ID: 3531217, Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2023, Size: 14 Mb, Format: pdf

Handbook of Metamaterial-Derived Frequency Selective Surfaces

Author(s): Shiv Narayan, Arun Kesavan
ID: 3588938, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2023, Size: 37 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly best-sellers according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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