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    Good Surf Books

    So I work a pretty lame shift and have plenty of time on my hands. In your guys opinion which is your favorite or best surf book out there and why? Just looking for some good surf material to kill time.

    Thanks Guys!

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    Eddie would go is awesome. Men who ride mountains is old but great. Kook is alright but not much inspiration. sweetness and blood is a good story will make u wanna surf all over the world

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    Pipe Dreams by Kelly Slater is a surprisingly decent read. On A Wave by Thad Ziolkowski is an excellent coming of age story about growing up in the Melbourne Beach, FL, surf community in the 1970's (my generation ). And as span1 states, Eddie Would Go is one of the best! You might also try In Search of Captain Zero by Weisbecker - it is good read, too.

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    Ditto the Weisbecker book entitled In Search of Captain Zero.
    Saltwater Buddha is thoughtful, interesting & all-around superb.
    Surf Is Where You Find It by Gerry Lopez is timeless in many aspects & very well-written.

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    mp by sean doherty,bustin' down the door by rabbit

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    Check out Zero Break, a compilation of surf writing edited by Matt Warsaw. Lots of articles and exerpts from longer books. I found it to be an excellent jumping off point. There is fiction and nonfiction by a lot of authors--from Captain Cook and Jack London up to the present.

    All For a Few Perfect Waves (the Dora Stroy) is also a good read. Lots of insight on surfings most famous (or infamous) character.

    Weisbecker is good reading, too, speaking of 'characters.'