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Stormrider series explores the equator between Capricorn and Cancer | française

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 17 September, 2013 : - - Being brutally honest, most surfers would choose the tropics over temperate zones and boardshorts over rubber. This innate attraction to warmth has spawned the hottest Stormrider Surf Guide ever as Tropical Islands has hit the shelves.

Almost any island anchored either side of the equator between Capricorn and Cancer, including all the heavyweight destinations such as Hawaii, Philippines, Fiji, Tahiti, Caribbean, Maldives and the Mentawai Islands are covered in detail.

However, it’s the less-famous, small island nations like the Cook Islands, Galapagos, Cape Verde, Sao Tome and the Andamans, where the waves can be just as good and the crowds non-existent, that piques the interest of surfers planning their next “boardshorts only” surf trip and only 6 of the 66 odd zones require a bit of thin rubber for a few months of the year.

Up-to-date, solid surf, forecasting and travel information are a given in any Stormrider Surf Guide, plus there are dozens of ‘Off The Map’ suggestions throughout the book for those searchers looking for a bit of adventure and solitude. The Stormrider Surf Guide Tropical Islands is stuffed full with some of the planet’s finest surf and is undoubtedly the go-to resource for researching your next surf trip to the world’s equatorial surf zones.

PACIFIC OCEAN
Oahu, Hawaii
Maui, Hawaii
Taiwan
Hainan, China
Catanduanes, Philippines
Siargao, Philippines
Maluku, Indinesia
Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
Pohnpei, Micronesia
New Caledonia
Mamanucas, Fiji
Kadavu, Fiji
Tongatapu, Tonga
Samoa
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Tahiti & Moorea, French Polynesia
Galapagos islands

ATLANTIC OCEAN
Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico
British virgin islands
Guadeloupe
Martinique
Barbados
Trinidad and Tobago
Fernando do Noronha
Sal, Cape Verde
São Tomé

INDIAN OCEAN
Réunion
Mauritius
North Malé, Maldives
Thaa and Laamu, Maldives
Huvadhoo, Maldives
Sri Lanka
Andaman Islands

INDONESIA
Simeulue & banyaks
Nias & Hinakos
Mentawai Islands
Panaitan island
Bali
Lombok
Sumbawa
Sumba
Savu & Rote

Back Cover
The Stormrider Surf Guide Tropical Islands travels through the trade winds belt on the ultimate island-hopping journey to explore and compare the world’s best warm-water surf zones. Many of the planet’s finest surf breaks are found between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, from the powerful, mountainous waves of Hawaii and Tahiti, through the exotic Caribbean to the pristine perfection of the Maldives and Mentawais.

Coral encrusted atolls, dazzling white sands and gently swaying coconut palms fringe the backdrop for many of these islands found in the shimmering, equatorial waters of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Superb photos and illuminating text combine to make this Stormrider Guide indispensable for anyone searching for their next tropical paradise surfari.

Introduction
Island and reef formation
Tropical storms
Tropical first aid
Swell, winds, tides, currents and temperatures
Off the map overview
Other islands to consider

Surf Zones
Surf break descriptions
Stormrider Symbols
Seasonal forecasting
Swell and weather stats
Accurate maps
Travel information
Surf business locators

Hotspots
In-depth wave review
Full Stormrider symbols
Large format photos

www.lowpressure.co.uk

Source: Low Pressure

Author: Bruce Sutherland

Tags: Stormrider, Surf Guides, Books, Travel Guides

Guides: Surfersvillage

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