Insightful and informative second hand surfing book which provides a compendium of knowledge on surfing in South Africa, from the best surf spots to the history and culture, this fantastic book is full of colourful pieces of journalism and is illustrated with stunning photos and art to introduce the reader to the life within the waves. Books is in fair condition, with clean, bright and tightly bound pages. Usual wear which is evident, almost entirely on exterior and cover, such as curling on edges and some creasing.Now protected with removable covering. Please contact us with any questions or queries you might have, as we are happy to provide additional information and photos upon your request. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Written by Spike (Steve Pike), founder of the cult surfing website Wavescape.co.za, it comprises chapters on history, big waves, spots, culture, travel, oceanography, sharks (including a timeline of shark attacks) and a hilarious 'Surfrican' slang glossary. The book is illustrated by more than 180 graphics, cartoons and photographs. You will find quirky descriptions of surf spots along almost 3,000 km of coast (watch out for the razor-toothed tortoise), a photo essay of surfing personalities by acclaimed photographer Harry de Zitter, as well as colorful journalism from top writers covering subjects connected to the surfing lifestyle.
The full-color book, which is 110 pages bigger than the previous book, is an indispensable resource. Images come from top South African photographers, such as Barry Tuck, Tom Peschak, Michael Dei-Cont, Andy Mason, Lance Slabbert, Brenton Geach, and Pierre Marqua. The contributors of words added spice to an eclectic mix of culture and science. An original piece by Paul Botha forms the backbone to a much-expanded history chapter. Tom Peschak adds gravitas to issues around sharks and conservation. The brave life of John Whitmore is poignantly remembered by Tony Heard. Ross Frylinck gives gritty insights into the forlorn splendor of the Diamond Coast. Tongue in cheek, Gideon Malherbe uncovers our surfing addiction. Henri du Plessis provides a profile of a committed exponent of that addiction. Tony Weaver eloquently tackles the challenge of sharing the sea with sharks. Ben Trovato romps through issues around surfing evolution and lifeguards in skimpy Speedos.
Über den Autor: STEVE PIKE is the editor and founder of Wavescape.co.za, South Africa?s biggest surf portal with traffic of over 80 000 user sessions per month. A radio reporter, journalist and lecturer, Steve is also the director of the Wavescapes Surf Film Festival ? an event that attracts around 10,000 visitors. His alter ego, SPIKE, who is the official author of the book, is exceptionally well known within local and international surfing communities.
Titel: Surfing South Africa: Swells, Spots and Surf...
Verlag: Double Storey Publishers
Einband: Soft cover
Auflage: 1st Edition
Buchbeschreibung Double Storey Publishers, 2008. Buchzustand: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_1770131183
Buchbeschreibung Double Storey Books, 2008. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX1770131183
Buchbeschreibung Double Storey Publishers, 2008. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P111770131183