book recomendations

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by jimmycrab, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. jimmycrab

    jimmycrab Well-Known Member

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    Sep 29, 2008
    Heading on a well deserved surf trip without the family. Any book recommendations surf related? I'm notorious for falling asleep in a hammock but I'm usually good for a couple pages a day.
     
  2. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008

    'Surf Is Where You Find It'
    or
    'Kook'
    or
    'Tapping the Source'
    or
    'In Search of Captain Zero'
     

  3. jimmycrab

    jimmycrab Well-Known Member

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    Sep 29, 2008
    Cool will look into those.
     
  4. dudeman

    dudeman Well-Known Member

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    Jan 21, 2011
    "all for a few perfect waves"
     
  5. beachkat

    beachkat Well-Known Member

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    Oct 16, 2009
    great read I


    Scratching the Horizon by Izzy Pascowitz
     
  6. Etl1692

    Etl1692 Well-Known Member

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    Jun 12, 2011
    50 shades of grey
     
  7. windswellsucks

    windswellsucks Well-Known Member

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    Oct 20, 2007
    taj burrow's book is a good one
     
  8. ukelelesurf

    ukelelesurf Well-Known Member

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    Apr 25, 2007
    Crazy for the Storm is an amazing surf related book

    Captain Zero is great too
     
  9. imperial

    imperial Well-Known Member

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    Jun 2, 2008
    In Search of Captain Zero is really good...Alan Wiesbeck is the author and has a few books out.
     
  10. SJerzSrfr

    SJerzSrfr Well-Known Member

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    Mar 2, 2010
    mentioned it before in other threads but you cant go wrong with captain zero. probably my favorite "surf" book
     
  11. Scbe

    Scbe Well-Known Member

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    Jul 15, 2011
    If you are interested in HI surfing: "Fierce Heart: The Story of Makaha and the Soul of Hawaiian Surfing"

    Books by Kem Nunn are good reads.
     
  12. fulltilt720

    fulltilt720 Well-Known Member

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    Oct 14, 2008
    I actually really did not enjoy this book, but maybe I just don't really enjoy the oral history format.

    In Search of Captain Zero, however, is tremendous.
     
  13. mbritta

    mbritta Member

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    Jul 20, 2012
    In searc hf Captain Zero is really good
     
  14. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Wasn't this exact same topic discussed in a thread last week?
     
  15. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    I suppose another thread about good books isn't a bad thing. My most recent surf related read was The Wave by Susan Casey. Great book.
     
  16. Feesh

    Feesh Well-Known Member

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    Jun 5, 2008
    Saltwater Buddha & West of Jesus are real good.
     
  17. leethestud

    leethestud Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2010
    these books are good... but in the grand scale of books, they aren't. Grab some Hemingway, man. Start with The Old Man and the Sea. It's short, set in / near the ocean, and will make you want to read everything he has ever written.
     
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  18. Ryan7

    Ryan7 Well-Known Member

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    Jun 1, 2011
    2nd that. A great read; Couldn't put it down.

    Daring The Sea

    Surfing's Greatest Misadventures

    Tom Blake, The Uncommon Journey of a Pioneer Waterman

    Isaac's Storm

    Surfing The Great Lakes, P.L. Strazz

    Some Like It Cold
     
  19. Erock

    Erock Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    Pipe Dreams: Jimmy Slade
     
  20. Loggerhead

    Loggerhead Active Member

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    Oct 29, 2011
    all for a few perfect waves, great stories about Dora. cant you get along with anyone, is weisbeckers' follow up to, in search of captain zero, great read, another by weisbecker is cosmic banditos.The crossing, is relatively new, the big drop, big wave stories. inside mavericks, history of mavs. surfing brilliant corners by sam bleakley. elmore leonard isnt surf related but his short stories are classic. that should get you started.