The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku
Hardcover ISBN: 0803254776
Waterman is the first comprehensive biography of Duke Kahanamoku (1890–1968): swimmer, surfer, Olympic gold medalist, Hawaiian icon, waterman. Long before Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz made their splashes in the pool, Kahanamoku emerged from the backwaters of Waikiki to become America’s first superstar Olympic swimmer. The original “human fish
The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku
Paperback ISBN: 1496206002
Waterman is the first comprehensive biography of Duke Kahanamoku (1890–1968): swimmer, surfer, Olympic gold medalist, Hawaiian icon, waterman. Long before Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz made their splashes in the pool, Kahanamoku emerged from the backwaters of Waikiki to become America’s first superstar Olympic swimmer. The original “human fish” set dozens of world records and topped the world rankings for more than a decade. Kahanamoku used his Olympic renown to introduce the sport of “surf-riding,” an activity unknown beyond the Hawaiian Islands, to the world. No American athlete has influenced two sports as profoundly as Kahanamoku did, and yet he remains an enigmatic and underappreciated figure: a dark-skinned Pacific Islander who encountered and overcame racism and ignorance long before the likes of Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, and Jackie Robinson. Kahanamoku’s connection to his homeland was equally important. He was born when Hawaii was an independent kingdom; he served as the sheriff of Honolulu during Pearl Harbor and World War II and as a globetrotting “Ambassador of Aloha” afterward. In Waterman award-winning journalist David Davis examines the remarkable life of Duke Kahanamoku, in and out of the water.
West of Jesus
Surfing, Science, and the Origins of Belief
Paperback ISBN: 1596913444
The author of The Angle Quickest for Flight shares his spiritual quest in search of the ultimate sport of surfing in the wake of a devastating bout with Lyme disease, detailing his three-year surfing odyssey around the world in search of a mysterious legend about a mystical surfer with the power to control the weather. Reprint.
Women Who Surf
Charging Waves With the World's Best
Paperback ISBN: 149302485x
A collection of the world’s top female surfers Mavericks and more, a celebration of feminine beauty, athleticism, wisdom, and skill when the surf is bombing—Women Who Surf profiles twenty of the world’s most inspiring female surfers ranging from Makani Adric to Savannah Shaughnessy. Each surfer tells her story in her own words, highlighting her personal challenges, accomplishments, and philosophy, as well as inspiring readers and providing them with practical how-to suggestions on maximizing not only their own potential in surfing but in life as they lead the charge and push their limits at infamous big-wave spots like Teahupoo in Tahiti, Waimea Bay, and Peahi/Jaws in the Hawaiian Islands. The profiles by accomplished author and editor Ben Marcus are complemented by stunning color photography by leading adventure photojournalist Lucia Griggi.
Workouts, in a Binder
for Swimmers, Triathletes, And Coaches
Paperback ISBN: 1931382743
Written by two former coaches for the U.S. National Swim Team, "Workouts in a Binder for Swimmers, Triathletes, and Coaches extends beyond freestyle to include other strokes for masters and collegiate swimmers and coaches, as well as triathletes seeking skill-building in the off-season. The workout categories, which are more diverse than "Swim Workouts for Triathletes (the previous book in this series), include distance, middle distance, sprint, individual medley, and stroke. Competitive swimmers and coaches can build a training plan using a variety of workouts from each category to improve speed and skills. Recreational swimmers, on the other hand, can realize new fitness levels by introducing greater variety to their swimming routines. Printed on large, durable cards, this new entry in the popular "Workouts in a Binder series was specially designed for swimmers to use at the pool and can be easily read, even through foggy googles and flip-turn splashback.
The World's Richest Wrecks
A Wreck Diver's Guide to Gold and Silver Treasures of the Seas
Paperback ISBN: 0981899110
This is Bob Marx's most significant book concerning the shipwrecks of the world and is literally a culmination of more than 50 years of experience and research. He covers all known shipwrecks of both the Old World and New World whose cargoes contained at least $10 million worth of treasures. The World's Richest Wrecks contained many maps collected by Marx and more than 100 photos of shipwrecks treasures and diving salvage operations, many in full color!
Yoga for Paddling
Kayakers, Canoeists, and Stand-up Paddlers
Paperback ISBN: 1493028685
Yoga for Paddling is a visual, instructional guide designed to walk readers through 30 -35 yoga poses that are effective in stretching the muscles that paddlers use most, and strengthening the muscles that they use least. The book includes chapters on anatomy and alignment principles specific to the movements of paddling for kayakers, canoeists, and SUPers, and includes tips on proper paddling technique, performance focus, relaxation, and short stories about paddling injuries healed via yoga. One to three photos demonstrate each pose, with clear, concise text on how to get into and hold the poses.