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Author: Stephen J. McParland
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Release: 2001
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:664460234

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* Covers gear, fitness, safety, lingo, and rules of the water * Includes basic to intermediate techniques, surf culture, and competitive surfing * Author is an award-winning journalist and life-long surfer Surfing's not just for rebels anymore: anyone with the desire to ride a wave is grabbing a board and heading to the beach. Each year, this artform-cum-sport gains popularity as business executives, grandmas, teenagers, coastal dwellers, and adventure travelers get stoked to catch swells. This new guidebook by sports writer and waterman Elliott Almond is a primer for the uninitiated as well as a handbook for the experienced ready to build on their fundamental skills. Covering topics ranging from basic techniques to fitness prep (including exercises to get your arms ready for all that paddling and stretches to keep you limber) and from history, surf culture, and a complete explanation of gear, to how to find the right board for you, this book also features insights from industry leaders, pro surfers, and instructors. With more than three decades of surfing experience to share, Almond offers clear, authoritative guidance to help those venturing into uncharted waters find their way safely and confidently.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Elliott Almond
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Release: 2012-04-02
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 1594853649

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**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography** *Included in President Obama’s 2016 Summer Reading List* A deeply rendered self-portrait of a lifelong surfer by the acclaimed New Yorker writer Barbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter. Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our noses—off the coasts of New York and San Francisco. It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships annealed in challenging waves. Finnegan shares stories of life in a whitesonly gang in a tough school in Honolulu even while his closest friend was a Hawaiian surfer. He shows us a world turned upside down for kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s. He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them. Youthful folly—he drops LSD while riding huge Honolua Bay, on Maui—is served up with rueful humor. He and a buddy, their knapsacks crammed with reef charts, bushwhack through Polynesia. They discover, while camping on an uninhabited island in Fiji, one of the world’s greatest waves. As Finnegan’s travels take him ever farther afield, he becomes an improbable anthropologist: unpicking the picturesque simplicity of a Samoan fishing village, dissecting the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese, navigating the Indonesian black market while nearly succumbing to malaria. Throughout, he surfs, carrying readers with him on rides of harrowing, unprecedented lucidity. Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, an intellectual autobiography, a social history, a literary road movie, and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting, little understood art. Today, Finnegan’s surfing life is undiminished. Frantically juggling work and family, he chases his enchantment through Long Island ice storms and obscure corners of Madagascar.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: William Finnegan
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2015-07-21
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780698163744

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Genre: Children's libraries
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Release: 2000
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015043368441

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Examines the history of the rock instrumental, popular from 1956 to 1966, by such artists as Dick Dale, Booker T. & the MG's, and the Ventures

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Genre: Music
Author: Steven Otfinoski
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Release: 1997
File: 213 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105023129344

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From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Gale Cengage
Release: 2007-10
File: 4000 Pages
ISBN-13: 1414400993

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Containing the most extensive listing of movies available on video and a multitude of cross-referencing within its 10 primary indexes, this new edition includes 1,000 new movies (23,000 in all), expanded indexing, a fresh new introduction and more of the beloved categories.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Visible Ink Pr
Release: 2000-08-01
File: 1800 Pages
ISBN-13: 1578591201

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Genre: College students
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Release: 2007
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X030297687

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Genre: Audio-visual materials
Author: C. Edward Wall
Publisher:
Release: 2006
File: Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105025914875

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Describes and rates more than twenty thousand videos, and provides indexes by theme, awards, actors, actresses, and directors.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Jim Craddock
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Release: 2006
File: 1742 Pages
ISBN-13: 0787689807

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