A Brief History of Surfing
Hardcover ISBN: 1452151946
Matt Warshaw knows more about surfing than any other person on the planet, as evidenced by The History of Surfing, Warshaw's definitive take on the sport. Now, he has honed that book into an abridged and excerpted edition for surfers everywhere. Each spread features a micro essay alongside an image capturing a slice of surf history, from Kelly Slater and the invention of the thruster to shark attacks and localism. Packaged in a small and chunky hardcover, A Brief History of Surfing deftly defines surf culture in an entertaining and irresistible volume with wide appeal.
Building the Greenland Kayak
A Manual for Its Construction and Use
Paperback ISBN: 0071392378
This step-by-step guide to building a lashed-frame, fabriccovered sea kayak is both a means to a sleek, fast, universally admired boat and an excellent introduction to woodworking and boatbuilding for hobbyists. The Inuit design scales up or down to fit the paddler and can be built using $150 worth of hardware-store materials, a few basic tools, and a minimal investment of time. Also included: plans for a low-volume version designed for Eskimo rolling; an especially stable version for children; and discussions of kayaking equipment, paddling, and rolling techniques.
Surfing's Divine Prince of Decadence
Hardcover ISBN: 3822853380
The Player: The wild, brief life of a surfing legend and international playboy The tale of Bunker Spreckels (1949–1977) reads like a pitch for a movie to rival Boogie Nights: the stepson of Clark Gable is a privileged Los Angeles party boy who is heir to a multimillion–dollar fortune; passionate about surfing, martial arts, guns, and women, he lives the life of a debauched international jet-setter before succumbing to his excesses at the tender age of 27. Born Adolph B. Spreckels III, heir to the Spreckels Sugar fortune, Bunker became a famous surfer as a teenager, but after his inheritance came along, he began to slip into a life of pomp and excess where surfing took a back–seat to drugs, sex, and wild road trips. So remarkable was his lifestyle that he created an alter ego who invited photographers and documentarists to trail him, piecing together a tell-all epic of his own rise to fame and fortune. Before the project, known as “The Player,
Bustin' Down the Door
The Surf Revolution of '75
Hardcover ISBN: 0810995689
Published to coincide with the release of a documentary feature film, a fascinating study of the origins of the modern sport of surfing features two hundred full-color photographs and essays by surfing pioneers as it chronicles the contributions of a group of South African and Australian surfers who revolutionized the sport in the 1970s.
The California Surf Project
Hardcover ISBN: 0811862828
Quit your job, pack your boards, and surf your way down the California coast.... Sound like a daydream? The California Surf Project is the fully illustrated travel diary of two surfers who took this trip of a lifetime. Chris Burkard, a talented photographer, and Eric Soderquist, a professional surfer, cajoled their Volkswagen bus along Highway 1 from the Oregon border to the Tijuana Sloughs and discovered everything the Golden State's legendary coastline has to offer. Relive their incredible adventure of surfing perfect waves, sharing campfires with total strangers, and keeping the bus running with duct tape and prayers in more than 200 gorgeous photographs, soulful text, and a professionally produced thirty-minute DVD.
Canoeing & Kayaking South Central Wisconsin
60 Paddling Adventures Within 60 Miles of Madison
Paperback ISBN: 1634040201
South-central Wisconsin provides an impressive array of opportunities for all types of paddling, including some of the very best daytrips in the entire state and even Upper Midwest.Paddling South Central Wisconsin by experienced paddler and author Timothy Bauer guides all types of paddlers, whether veteran or novice, through whitewater adrenaline or flatwater calm routes near Madison, Rockford, Janesville, Waukesha, and Milwaukee. This paddling guide is the perfect companion for those seeking the rowed less taken.
Canoeing and Kayaking Ohio's Streams
An Access Guide for Paddlers and Anglers
Paperback ISBN: 0881502529
Includes chapters on water safety, paddling instructions, and listings of game-fish species for each waterway
Canoeing With Jose
Paperback ISBN: 1571313214
The first time journalist Jon Lurie meets Jose Perez, the smart, angry, fifteen-year-old Lakota-Puerto Rican draws blood. In these unlikeliest of circumstances, the two became friends. Five years later, both men are floundering. Lurie, now in his thirties, is newly divorced, depressed, and self-medicating. Jose is embedded in a haze of weed, women, and street feuds. Both lack a meaningful connection to their cultural roots: Lurie feels an absence of identity as the son of a Holocaust survivor who refuses to talk about her experience, and for Jose, whose Lakota heritage has been all but disappeared in the wake of urban social disintegration, communal history has been obliterated by centuries of oppression. Then Lurie hits upon a plan to save them. After years of admiring the journey described in Eric Arnold Sevareid’s 1935 classic account,Canoeing with the Cree, Lurie invites Jose to join him on the mythic two thousand mile journey along the Red River from Breckenridge, Minnesota to the Hudson Bay. A trip thateven in the best of conditionsis no easy feat. Faced with plagues of mosquitoes, extreme weather, suspicious law enforcement officers, tricky border crossings, and Jose’s preference for Kanye West to the great outdoors, the journey becomes an odyssey of self-discovery, restoration, and a search for community. Acknowledging the erased native histories that Sevareid’s prejudicial account could not perceive, and written in gritty, honest prose,Canoeing with Jose is poised to become a classic account of its own.