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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.

1. 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. Lopez, an innovator in stand-up-paddle (one of the fastest growing water sports in the world), now shares his stories about pioneering that sport. Conveyed in Gerry’s unique voice, augmented…
Author(s): Gerry Lopez , Steve Pezman, et al.

2. 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. Yet, when we are broke is when we have the most diabolical thoughts; when we are willing to break hearts, destroy relationships… and even ruin our own lives.Meet Karen Dunlap and Jovan “Jo” Saint: a…
Author(s): Tsu Surf, Jessica N. Watkins

3. 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. Also covered is the use of exercise equipment such as Swiss balls, Indo boards and Bosu balls as well as a swimming program and tips for young surfers. There’s no need to join a gym as all the…
Author(s): Lee Stanbury

4. 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). *For an all-shortboard experience try the DVD: Surf Better – Shortboard in both Regular and Goofy-foot editions. is a must-have book for surfers,…
Author(s): Dave Rearwin

5. 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. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a…
Author(s): William Finnegan

6. 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. Now they just have to convince the producers!   But when things start to go wrong (crazed fans?…
Author(s): Chris Grabenstein

7. 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. For many, this book will be a trip down memory lane. For others, it gives a good sense of the genesis and early roots of the skateboard. Chapters include…
Author(s): Stanton Hartsfield, Jason Cohn

8. 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. Saltwater expert Joe Cermele details literally everything the beginning to intermediate-level surfcaster needs to know, including:· how to select rod, reel, and line · baits―which ones to use, how to care for them, and how to fish them· lures―how to select and how to present most effectively· knots every surfcaster must know· reading the beach· primary surf species―stripers, blues, flounder, drum and many more· fishing for…
Author(s): Joe Cermele

9. 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. It fills the gap between surfing books and waves textbooks and will help you learn how to predict surf. You don’t need a scientific background to read…
Author(s): Tony Butt , Paula Russell, et al.

10. 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. Created in the same style as the very popular THE SURFER’S GUIDE TO COSTA RICA & SW NICARAGUA as it’s written by the same author. There is no better guide for surfers heading to Baja….
Author(s): Mike Parise

11. 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 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.

Geometry of Surfaces - A Practical Guide for Mechanical Engineers

Author(s): Radzevich, Stephen P.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2403576

Influence of the Sea Surface Temperature Decadal Variability on Tropical Precipitation: West African and South American Monsoon

Author(s): Julián Villamayor
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 38 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408558

Heat Transfer Enhancement in Plate and Fin Extended Surfaces

Author(s): Sujoy Kumar Saha, Hrishiraj Ranjan, Madhu Sruthi Emani, Anand Kumar Bharti
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408617

The Developments and the Applications of the Numerical Algorithms in Simulating the Incompressible Magnetohydrodynamics with Complex Boundaries and Free Surfaces

Author(s): Jie Zhang
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 19 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2254232

Neuro-fuzzy Modeling of Multi-field Surface Neuroprostheses for Hand Grasping

Author(s): Eukene Imatz Ojanguren
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2310005

Commercial Surfactants for Remediation: Mobilization of Trace Metals from Estuarine Sediment and Bioavailability

Author(s): Anu Singh Bisht
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2313517

Water Resources and Environmental Engineering I: Surface and Groundwater

Author(s): Maheswaran Rathinasamy, S. Chandramouli, K.B.V.N. Phanindra, Uma Mahesh
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2313828

Surface Production Operations: Volume IV: Pumps and Compressors

Author(s): Maurice Stewart
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 73 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2317975

"The Reactive: Social Experiences of Surface and Depth". Chapter in "Imitation, contagion, suggestion : on mimesis and society"

Author(s): Andrea Mubi Brighenti
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2330081

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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