The Surfer s Guide to Waves Coasts and Climates

The Surfer s Guide to Waves  Coasts and Climates Author Tony Butt
ISBN-10 0906720583
Release 2009
Pages 176
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This title covers coastal geology, climate and big waves, storminess and surf, searching for the biggest waves, controlling the waves, and coastal intervention.



Beaches of the Victorian Coast Port Phillip Bay

Beaches of the Victorian Coast   Port Phillip Bay Author Andrew D. Short
ISBN-10 9780958650403
Release 1996
Pages 298
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This book provides the first description of all Victorian ocean and Port Phillip Bay beaches. It is based on the results of the Victorian section of the Australian Beach Safety and Management Program.



Surfing The Ultimate Guide

Surfing  The Ultimate Guide Author Douglas G. Booth
ISBN-10 9780313380433
Release 2011-02-18
Pages 155
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This guide showcases the world of extreme surfing, describing the unique culture associated with this daredevil's sport, providing insights into what makes the top riders tick, explaining the science of big waves, and more. • Includes a bibliography of primary and secondary sources and current websites • Provides a comprehensive glossary of surfing "vocabulary" • Contains an index of names, places, and terms relevant to the sport of surfing



Surf Science

Surf Science Author Tony Butt
ISBN-10 0906720362
Release 2004
Pages 142
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Have you ever wondered where surfing waves come from, what makes every wave different, why some peel perfectly and others just close out; why, some days, the waves come in sets and other days they don't, and how the tides, the wind and the shape of the sea floor affect the waves for surfing? 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. Surf Science is also a useful introduction to oceanography and the science of waves. You don't need a scientific background to read it - just curiosity and a fascination for waves.



Beaches of the New South Wales Coast

Beaches of the New South Wales Coast Author Andrew D. Short
ISBN-10 9781920898151
Release 2007
Pages 398
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358 pages, 167 original figures, including 18 photographs; glossary, general index, beach index, surf index. This book provides the first description of all NSW ocean beaches. It is based on the results of the NSW section of the Australian Beach Safety and Management Program.It has two aims, first to provide the public with general information on the origin and nature of NSW beaches including the contribution of geology, oceanography, climate and biota to the beaches, together with information on beach hazards and beach safety.Second, to provide a description of each beach emphasising its physical characteristics including its name/s, location, access, facilities, dimensions and the character of the beach and surf zone. In particular it comments on the suitability of the beach for swimming, surfing and fishing, with special emphasis on the natural hazards.Based on the physical hazards all beaches are rated in terms of their public beach safety and scaled accordingly from 1 (safest) to 10 (least safe).This book will be revised in 2006.



The Wave

The Wave Author Susan Casey
ISBN-10 9780385666688
Release 2011-05-31
Pages 432
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A riveting and rollicking tour-de-force about the terrifying power of nature's most deadly phenomena — colossal waves — and the scientists and super surfers who are obsessed with them. The New York Timesbestselling author ofThe Devil's Teethprobes the dramatic convergence of baffling gargantuan waves that pummel oil rigs and sink massive ships, the extreme surfers willing to stare down death in order to ride them, and the marine scientists trying to unlock the physics of these waves, the climate changes that are provoking them, and what chaos they might wreak. Susan Casey explores the phenomenon of monster waves and how they have become an obsession for extreme surfers like Laird Hamilton — who serves as the author's guide as she takes the reader into the intense, white-knuckle world of 100-foot waves. From the Hardcover edition.



Beaches of the Western Australian Coast

Beaches of the Western Australian Coast Author Andrew D. Short
ISBN-10 9780958650434
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 433
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This book is about the entire Western Australian coast between Eucla and Roebuck Bay and includes Rottnest Island.



Hiking and Adventure Guide to Sonoma Coast and Russian River

Hiking and Adventure Guide to Sonoma Coast and Russian River Author Stephen Hinch
ISBN-10 0899975828
Release 2010-03-12
Pages 288
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The only complete guide to the six state parks and 15 coastal and riverside regional parks in one of the most rugged and beautiful regions of northern California: the magnificent Sonoma Coast and Russian River. The full range of outdoor adventures are described here, including hiking, camping, diving, whale/seal watching, and more. At Sonoma Coast State Park, explore miles of sandy beaches, isolated coves, and wildflower-covered trails. Watch for whales at Bodega Head. Visit Fort Ross State Historic Park, a Russian colonial outpost dating back to 1812. Free-dive for abalone at Salt Point State Park, site of strange sandstone sculptures and a rare pygmy forest. See the rhododendrons that bloom each spring at nearby Kruse Rhododendron Reserve, then turn inland to Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve, home to the last major stand of old-growth redwoods in Sonoma County. Detailed trail descriptions and trail maps along with a table of GPS waypoints for trail junctions and point of interest.



Beaches of the Queensland Coast Cooktown to Coolangatta

Beaches of the Queensland Coast  Cooktown to Coolangatta Author Andrew D. Short
ISBN-10 9780958650410
Release 2000-01
Pages 360
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This book provides the first description of all Queensland's ocean beaches between Cooktown and Coolangatta, including beaches on 18 islands and in several large bays.



Explorer s Guide Big Sur Monterey Bay Gold Coast Wine Country A Great Destination Third Edition

Explorer s Guide Big Sur  Monterey Bay   Gold Coast Wine Country  A Great Destination  Third Edition Author Buz Bezore
ISBN-10 9781581579956
Release 2005-06-07
Pages 352
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The essential insider's guide to exploring the Central Coast's wineries, restaurants, recreation, culture, and accommodations. The Central Coast is internationally recognized as one of the natural treasures of the West, offering craggy cliffs, ancient redwoods, and endless beaches to explore. This book, written by fourth- and fifth-generation Californians, takes travelers to some of the most sought-after destinations, including shops, inns, restaurants, and wineries known only to the locals until now. With a down-to-earth appreciation for their own stomping grounds, the authors write as enthusiastic guides, eager to share what they know and love about the region. Rich in detail, covering everything from the autumnal monarch butterfly migration to opera festivals, the best honky-tonk blues joints to fine dining steeped in tradition and elegance, this book homes in on an eclectic selection of what makes this strip of coastline one of the most desired destinations in the world.



The Encyclopedia of Surfing

The Encyclopedia of Surfing Author Matt Warshaw
ISBN-10 0156032511
Release 2005
Pages 788
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A pop culture reference of surfing in America today contains 1,500 alphabetical entries and three hundred illustrations to review the activity's most significant contributors, events, equipment, culture, and history. Reprint.



How to Read a Florida Gulf Coast Beach

How to Read a Florida Gulf Coast Beach Author Tonya Clayton
ISBN-10 9780807882535
Release 2012-04-02
Pages 228
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Come explore the geology of Florida's Gulf Coast beaches, from a bird's-eye view down to a crab's-eye view. You'll journey from Panhandle sugar-sand beaches to southwestern shell beaches, taking a fresh look at the ever-changing landscape. With Tonya Clayton as your guide, you'll learn how to recognize the stories and read the clues of these dynamic shores, reshaped daily by winds, waves, and sometimes bulldozers or dump trucks. This dynamic tour begins with a broad description of Florida's Gulf Coast, roaming from popular Perdido Key in the northwest to remote Cape Sable in the south. You'll first fly over large-scale coastal features such as the barrier islands, learning to spot signs of the many processes that shape the shores. In subsequent chapters you'll visit dunes and beaches to check out sand ripples, tracings, and other markings that show the handiwork of beach breezes, ocean waves, animal life, and even raindrops and air bubbles. You'll also encounter signs of human shaping, including massive boulder structures and sand megatransfers. With a conversational style and more than a hundred illustrations, How to Read a Florida Gulf Coast Beach makes coastal science accessible, carrying vacationers and Florida natives alike on a lively, informative tour of local beach features. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press



The Surfer s Guide to Costa Rica SW Nicaragua

The Surfer s Guide to Costa Rica   SW Nicaragua Author Mike Parise
ISBN-10 9780967910048
Release 2011-10-29
Pages 127
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The most most detailed, most current and best selling surf guide to Costa Rica, now includes Central America's new surfing hot spot, Nicaragua. Features over 100 breaks on both coasts and over 100 hotels nearest the breaks. Includes a helpful Tips section including What to Pack and how to pack surfboards, plus map illustrations for major surf regions with helpful driving directions. Not a coffee table picture book or pocket guide. This is a comprehensive, down-and-dirty travel guide for surfers.



Introduction to California s Beaches and Coast

Introduction to California s Beaches and Coast Author Gary B. Griggs
ISBN-10 0520262891
Release 2010
Pages 313
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From sunny beaches where thousands escape the summer's heat to wild and isolated rocky cliffs, California boasts one of the most spectacular and diverse shorelines in the world. Accompanied by numerous color photographs, diagrams, and maps, this guide explains why California's Pacific Coast looks and works the way it does. Gary Griggs explores the dynamic forces that have created beaches and the coastline through lively discussions of tectonics, the formation of waves, rain and wind, changing climates and sea levels, human impacts, and coastal erosion. An enlightening read for coastal residents, beach goers, travelers, or anyone who wants to know more about California's famous shoreline, the guide answers such questions as: Where does all that sand come from? Why does California experience an almost endless summer? Can we harness the energy of waves? How fast does the coastline erode? What lies just off shore beneath the waves?



Insiders Guide to the Oregon Coast

Insiders  Guide   to the Oregon Coast Author Lizann Dunegan
ISBN-10 9780762756391
Release 2009-09-01
Pages 240
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This guide offers travelers, locals, and newcomers alike the most comprehensive information on what's happening along the more than 300-mile stretch of shoreline that comprises the Oregon Coast. From fishing villages to charming resort towns, discover the region's natural beauty, ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, and cultural attractions.



The AMS Weather Book

The AMS Weather Book Author Jack Williams
ISBN-10 9781935704553
Release 2013-04-05
Pages 368
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America has one of the most varied and dynamic weather systems in the world. Every year, the Gulf Coast is battered by hurricanes, the Great Plains are ravaged by tornados, the Midwest is pummeled by blizzards, and the temperature in the Southwest reaches a sweltering 120 degrees. Extreme weather can be a matter of life and death, but even when it is pleasant—72 degrees and sunny—weather is still central to the lives of all Americans. Indeed, it’s hard to imagine a topic of greater collective interest. Whether we want to know if we should close the storm shutters or just carry an umbrella to work, we turn to forecasts. But few of us really understand the science behind them. All that changes with The AMS Weather Book. The most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to our weather and our atmosphere, it is the ultimate resource for anyone who wants to understand how hurricanes form, why tornados twirl, or even why the sky is cerulean blue. Written by esteemed science journalist and former USA Today weather editor Jack Williams, The AMS Weather Book covers everything from daily weather patterns to air pollution and global warming and explores the stories of people coping with severe weather and those who devote their lives to understanding the atmosphere, oceans, and climate. Words alone, of course, are not adequate to explain many meteorological concepts, so The AMS Weather Book is filled with engaging full-color graphics that explain such concepts as why winds blow in a particular direction, how Doppler weather radar works, what happens inside hurricanes, how clouds create wind and snow, and what’s really affecting the earth’s climate. For Weather Channel junkies, amateur meteorologists, and storm chasers alike, The AMS Weather Book is an invaluable tool for anyone who wants to better understand how weather works and how it affects our lives.



Barbarian Days

Barbarian Days Author William Finnegan
ISBN-10 9780698163744
Release 2015-07-21
Pages 384
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**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography** *Included in President Obama’s 2016 Summer Reading List* A deeply rendered self-portrait of a lifelong surfer by the acclaimed New Yorker writer 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 entirely: 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 distinguished writer and war reporter. Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our noses—off the coasts of New York and San Francisco. It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships annealed in challenging waves. Finnegan shares stories of life in a whitesonly gang in a tough school in Honolulu even while his closest friend was a Hawaiian surfer. He shows us a world turned upside down for kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s. He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them. Youthful folly—he drops LSD while riding huge Honolua Bay, on Maui—is served up with rueful humor. He and a buddy, their knapsacks crammed with reef charts, bushwhack through Polynesia. They discover, while camping on an uninhabited island in Fiji, one of the world’s greatest waves. As Finnegan’s travels take him ever farther afield, he becomes an improbable anthropologist: unpicking the picturesque simplicity of a Samoan fishing village, dissecting the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese, navigating the Indonesian black market while nearly succumbing to malaria. Throughout, he surfs, carrying readers with him on rides of harrowing, unprecedented lucidity. Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, an intellectual autobiography, a social history, a literary road movie, and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting, little understood art. Today, Finnegan’s surfing life is undiminished. Frantically juggling work and family, he chases his enchantment through Long Island ice storms and obscure corners of Madagascar.