New book details 50 surf destinations
Book 'Surf Travel: The Complete Guide' covers ins-n-outs of destinations both well-worn and new
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 7 December, 2012 : - - Okay, so 2013 is just around the corner and you’re amping to go on a surf trip. But where to? When? And how are you going to beat the crowds and score quality surf?
Surf Travel is a new book with all the answers. Packed with essential tips and awesome photos, Surf Travel will inspire you to pack your boardbag and hit the road. Every aspect of travel and exploration is covered: where to go, where to stay, what equipment to take, how to get in shape for your trip, how to stay healthy abroad, and how to make the most of your time away.
The main section of the book focusses on 50 of the world’s prime destinations, including the Gold Coast, the North Shore, the Maldives, Indo, the Canaries, Costa Rica, Morocco, Porugal, Barbados, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Tahiti, France and Southern California. Each location is described and dissected, with insider tips about the best spots and how to score primo conditions.
Several less-well known areas such as the Lakshadweep Islands, Samoa, Mozambique and Papua New Guinea are also included for those who thirst for pristine, uncrowded waves. All kinds of priceless advice is offered by a writing team of experienced travellers
You've put in the hard yards, and the images are provided by some of the world’s best lensmen (including Andrew Shield, Alan van Gysen, Pete Frieden, Mickey Smith, DJ Struntz, Simon Williams and Tim McKenna).
Other sections of the book cover equipment, gadgets, fitness, photography, air travel, surf camps, cold water destinations, boat trips and road trips. Twelve of the greatest surf travellers are also profiled, from original pioneers like Peter Troy and Wayne Lynch through to modern-day surf explorers like Brian Conley and Anthony Walsh.
The idea of travelling to remote, far-off places can seem daunting at first. But the more organised you are, the easier travelling becomes. Preparation is key, and Surf Travel will both inform and inspire. "Go out there and search for your own paradise," urges Walshy in the book's foreword. "When you find it, the waves you'll score will outweigh all the dramas along the way and make everything worthwhile."
Editor Chris Power is the former editor of Carve Magazine, Britain’s leading surfing title. Since turning his attention to book projects he’s edited two editions of Brit surf history tome The Surfing Tribe, and written Shooting The Curl, a coffee-table book about 15 of the world’s top surf photographers. An accomplished photojournalist, he’s travelled to more than 17 countries on surfing missions over the years...so that just leaves about 30 more that he’s frothing to visit after editing this book.
Orca Publications is the publisher of Britain’s leading surf magazines Carve, SurfGirl and ThreeSixty, as well surfing books such as Shooting The Curl, The Complete Guide To Surf Fitness, The Bodyboard Travel Guide and The Surf Girl Handbook.
• Pages: 224 pages
• Size: 215 x 215mm
• Format: Paperback
• Illustrations: More than 250 colour photos
• RRP: £19.99 (UK), $24.95 (US), $29.95 inc GST (Aus), R240 (South Africa)
• On sale: Now
• ISBN: 978-0-9523646-9-6
Author: Chris Power
Tags: Travel Guides, Surf Travel, Literature