Surfing

In Search of the Perfect Wave
Author: Peter Diel,Eric Menges
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1841262412
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 200
View: 6944

Continue Reading →

A guide to surfing offers information on the origins of the sport, essential equipment, techniques, and the best surfing locations in the United States, Hawaii, Australia, and Europe.

Finding the Perfect Wave


Author: Cheri H. Miklich
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1616638737
Category: Fiction
Page: 331
View: 7212

Continue Reading →

'Alli...there's been an accident.' Her voice grew silent. 'What?' I began to hear sobbing coming from the other end of the line. A sick feeling overtook my whole body. The fear of what I was about to hear became a stronger reality with each of Sara's sobs. 'There was a really bad car accident, and Alli...' She paused and began to cry louder. 'H-He's...gone. He's dead.'Seventeen-year-old Alli Whitton's life just can't get any better. She's one of the best surfers in Huntington Beach, spending every day side by side with her boyfriend, Todd, and just days away from entering the halls of her senior year in high school. Then her dad is transferred miles away from her beloved ocean to the middle of the sweltering Arizona desert, and Alli's perfect life is threatened. It takes an uphill turn, however, when she meets Jake, the school's handsome soccer star, whose sandy blond hair and sharp green eyes remind her how to smile once again. All she needs to do is make it ten long months; then she's free to return to California. But when an unthinkable tragedy occurs, Alli is forced into mourning the loss of a dear loved one, leaving her suffering through the grieving process in a new school with none of her best friends to comfort her. Cheri Miklich'sFinding the Perfect Waveis a romantic coming-of-age drama where readers will learn, along with Alli, to smile and laugh even amidst life's darkest hours. A new romance blooms, hope and faith fight to prevail, and a strong realization of passion for her dreams surfaces as she discovers who she is meant to be. Join Alli as she enters the waters of life and seeks to find the perfect wave!

The Perfect Wave


Author: Heinrich Päs
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674726197
Category: Science
Page: 312
View: 5315

Continue Reading →

Almost weightless and able to pass through the densest materials with ease, neutrinos may offer answers to questions ranging from relativity and quantum mechanics to more radical theories about dark energy and supersymmetry. Heinrich Päs serves as our fluent guide to a particle world that tests the boundaries of space, time, and human knowledge.

Love and the Perfect Wave


Author: Pearl Howie
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1326766864
Category: Fiction
Page: 212
View: 2816

Continue Reading →

Rachel doesn't really care about perfect waves, she cares about the perfect man. Her only reason for learning to surf is to impress Steve, the guy she has had a crush on for years and has finally managed to get into bed. Now she's trying to cover up the fact that she's been a desperate workaholic for the last ten years, before he notices. Gym work outs, lingerie shopping trips and a serious spring clean are on the cards, but will it all be enough to keep him interested?

Catching the perfect wave

adaptive optics and interferometry in the 21st century : proceedings of a symposium held as a part of the 110th Annual Meeting of the ASP, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 28 June-1 July 1998
Author: Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Annual Meeting
Publisher: Astronomical Society of the pacific
ISBN: 9781886733961
Category: Science
Page: 256
View: 4192

Continue Reading →

SurfRiders

In Search of the Perfect Wave
Author: Matt Warshaw
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781887656108
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 132
View: 3582

Continue Reading →

How does it feel to be in the mouth of a 50-foot tube? To carve a perfect 200-degree turn? To get plowed under a thundering mountain of whitewater? SurfRiders puts readers in the curl with 100 vivid full-color photographs and more than 20 stories by the greatest names in surfing. Chasing the swells from Waimea Bay to South Africa's Cape St. Francis, it brings to life the near-mystical allure of riding the big wave, the rush of shooting the tube, the draw of the pipeline. Along the way, it shows readers the pivotal points of surfing's development, explores the unique beach boy culture its spawned, provides a fascinating look at the evolution of the surfboard (or "gun" as its called) and recounts some of the most outrageous sets ever ridden. In the tradition of Ski Fever! and The Olympic Spirit, this visually stunning book also features tons of sidebars, historic photos and incredible images of today's greatest champions. Designed for both die-hard surfers and landlocked dreamers alike, it is as close to hanging ten in big wave heaven as you can get without getting wet.

SurfRiders

In Search of the Perfect Wave
Author: Ed M. Warshaw
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780006491798
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 128
View: 8223

Continue Reading →

How does it feel to be in the mouth of a 50-foot tube? To carve a perfect 200-degree turn? To get plowed under a thundering mountain of whitewater? SurfRiders puts readers in the curl with 100 vivid full-color photographs and more than 20 stories by the greatest names in surfing. Chasing the swells from Waimea Bay to South Africa's Cape St. Francis, it brings to life the near-mystical allure of riding the big wave, the rush of shooting the tube, the draw of the pipeline. Along the way, it shows readers the pivotal points of surfing's development, explores the unique beach boy culture its spawned, provides a fascinating look at the evolution of the surfboard (or "gun" as its called) and recounts some of the most outrageous sets ever ridden. In the tradition of Ski Fever! and The Olympic Spirit, this visually stunning book also features tons of sidebars, historic photos and incredible images of today's greatest champions. Designed for both die-hard surfers and landlocked dreamers alike, it is as close to hanging ten in big wave heaven as you can get without getting wet.

Surf Mama

One Woman's Search for Love, Happiness and the Perfect Wave
Author: Wilma Johnson
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 1783720603
Category: Travel
Page: 320
View: 1713

Continue Reading →

Wilma Johnson was living on the west coast of Ireland with her family, balancing the challenges of being an artist, wife and mother, until, in her forties, she was gripped by a deep desire to seize the day, and moved to Biarritz to become a surfer. The plan hits troubled waters as she arrives in France with her marriage on the rocks and three children who speak no French. Her first attempts at surfing are disastrous; resulting in bruises, broken bones and a damaged ego, but when she experiences the euphoric feeling of catching her first wave and sets up the Mamas Surf Club, it’s all worth it.

Riding the Perfect Wave

Part Two
Author: Cheri H Miklich
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781795829762
Category:
Page: 328
View: 3955

Continue Reading →

Just one day after her high-school graduation, eighteen-year-old Alli Whitton flies across the Pacific Ocean to Oahu to pursue her dream of becoming a professional surfer. While leaving her boyfriend, Jake, behind was one of the hardest things she's ever done, she knows she can't pass up this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.Alli soon gets a job as a surfing instructor's assistant at a prominent island resort. There she meets the handsome Tim Bently, a fellow instructor. The two get off to a rocky start but soon strike up an unlikely friendship. As Alli's long-distance relationship grows strained and she begins spending more time with Tim, things between them start to heat up. But when Alli finally gets the chance to try out for a professional surfing team and asks Tim to be her coach, she knows they need to keep their relationship strictly professional.After weeks of training, Alli lands a coveted spot on the surfing team. Her dream has finally come true! But life has different plans for Alli, as she suffers a devastating injury during her first surfing competition and is out of the race to become the region's best surfer.On top of her shattered surfing dreams, when the strain of a relationship across the ocean proves too much to handle, Alli and Jake call it quits for good. Tim consoles Alli during her time of need, but when they begin to explore their feelings for each other, Tim believes Alli is simply on the rebound. Will Alli convince Tim that her feelings are real? Will she eventually find herself Riding the Perfect Wave?Cheri Miklich resides in Arizona with her husband, Mark, and their four children. Riding the Perfect Wave is her sophomore novel, the sequel to Finding the Perfect Wave.

Search for the Perfect Wave

The Surf-Travel-Misadventures of Kevin Naughton and Craig Peterson
Author: Kevin Naughton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996509916
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 841

Continue Reading →

In 1973, young Kevin Naughton and Craig Peterson took to the road with surfboards, camera gear and an untameable desire for adventure. For ten years they scoured the planet in search of perfect waves and the experiences only a traveler on the road encounters. "Kevin Naughton and Craig Peterson are two surfers who defined surf travel in the early 1970's. They set off with a board each and rough maps, heading for the most remote possible places in West Africa and beyond, all for the quest of undiscovered surf spots. They felt the flow of travel, and they breathed in the air of the countries they visited, writing the odd mystical surf story for SURFER magazine, sending down the occasional alluring image of a wave breaking off a shipwreck, in front of a mile high sand dune, or at the bottom of a sheer cliff." Craig Jarvis, Tracks magazineThis series of books chronicles their journey. Featuring original photos and text from California, Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, West Africa, Sahara Desert, Morocco, Ireland, France, Fiji, South Africa and beyond.

Koni Waves

The Perfect Wave
Author: Mark Poulton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781897548196
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 200
View: 9072

Continue Reading →

Meet Koni Kanawai and friends as they take on killer Tiki monsters, surf vampires, alien jewel thieves, and armies of the undead! Koni Waves: The Perfect Wave introduces private detective Koni Kanawai, an ex-cop in Honolulu, Hawaii who worked her way through college as a dancer at the Apanapana Ballroom. When a drinking problem gets her booted from the force, Koni starts her own detective agency. With the aid of Pete, her surf buddy, Krystal, a colleague from her dancing days, and Huko, the owner of her favorite watering hole, Koni encounters a series of supernatural events that leads her to discover a dark side of her island not seen in the usual tourist spots.

Surfing

auf der Suche nach der perfekten Welle
Author: Peter Diel,Eric Menges
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783898994705
Category:
Page: 202
View: 6006

Continue Reading →

Riding the Magic Carpet

A Surfer's Odyssey in Search of the Perfect Wave
Author: Tom Anderson
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 0857654217
Category: Travel
Page: 304
View: 6631

Continue Reading →

The right-hand point at Jeffreys Bay is one of the surfing world’s most exciting finds, and from the age of twelve it had been my life’s purpose to surf there. J-Bay, South Africa – the fantasy, the almost mythical waves every surfer dreams of riding once in their lifetime.' But Tom wouldn’t go until he was ready. He would seek out surf-spots from the virgin reef-breaks of the Outer Orkneys to the temple point-breaks of Indonesia, from the beautiful beaches of France to the wilds of Sri Lanka, on his quest to ride the waves of his dreams. Riding the Magic Carpet will do for surfing what Fever Pitch did for football. Get on the road. Get in the water. Get stoked.

Conquering the Perfect Wave: Part Three


Author: Cheri H. Miklich
Publisher: Finding the Perfect Wave
ISBN: 9781797654393
Category: Fiction
Page: 258
View: 1374

Continue Reading →

With the official debut of TODDALLI Surfboards, the future looks bright for Alli Whitton and her business partner Tim Bentley. But all too soon they begin to fear that they have bitten off a little more than they can chew. Before long an opportunity arises for Alli to be part of a cast for a reality TV show, right there on the island of Oahu, which could potentially bring awareness and business to their struggling surfboard company. Will Tim's hesitation for Alli to star in the TV show change Alli's mind about the show or will it change her feelings for Tim?As Alli's stalker is sentenced to a term in prison, she is finally able to move on and think about her future plans. TODDALLI takes front and center stage as she and Tim do everything they can to ensure the success of their young company. As Alli joins the cast of a reality TV show, she and Tim's relationship begins to suffer the consequences of their different opinions regarding the show. As the couple try to figure out their feelings for one another, an old flame, Jake Hampton returns with an apology that will burn in Alli's heart as she considers if she can ever forgive Jake for his betrayal.Can Alli make sense of things and everything that she knows and loves changes all around her? Can she learn to stand on her own two feet amidst the changing tides? Can Alli finally find a way to conquer the perfect wave?Cheri H. Miklich resides in Arizona with her husband Mark and their four children. She and her family recently moved back to Arizona from living a year on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. During that year she spent countless days at the beach watching her four children surf, making a dream come true. They enjoyed hiking as a family and loved being locals on the north shore of the island, where they embraced the beautiful Hawaiian culture. Conquering the Perfect Wave is Cheri's third novel and is the final book in the Finding the Perfect Wave Series.

Endless Summer

In Search of the Perfect Wave
Author: Laura McLeod,Logan Sekulow
Publisher: Clovercroft Publishing
ISBN: 9781942557425
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
View: 3114

Continue Reading →

The movie, The Endless Summer was the ultimate surfing adventure, crossing the globe in search of the perfect wave. Teaching kids to search for the perfect wave in life and never be content with the common, should be every parent s goal. The Endless Summer kid's book will tie to the 60th anniversary of the movie/documentary, The Endless Summer. In addition to the kid's book, there will be a limited edition book with art and photos from the movie. Logan Sekulow is in negotiation with Switchfoot (music group) to write the book with him and they would promote at their concerts nationally. (confidential as of this date) The book (24pp full-color) will remind parents of their youth and the search for the Endless Summer and The Perfect Wave. While the essence of the book is surfing, the message to adults (now sharing and reading to their kids) is that you're constantly looking for the good in life and one should not be content until they find that "wave." The illustrations will be similar in color and style to the best-selling Endless Summer art, which has filled college dorm rooms for the past 50 years. Market is young adults 25-40, with kids 5-8. The campaign will be national with the Endless Summer promotion on social media and live events."

All For A Few Perfect Waves

The Audacious Life and Legend of Rebel Surfer Miki Dora
Author: David Rensin
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 140907983X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 496
View: 6606

Continue Reading →

There will never be another surfer like Miki 'Da Cat' Dora. For twenty years the dashing and enigmatic dark prince of California surfing dominated the Malibu waves and his peers' imaginations, blazing a trail that would inspire generations to come. But when the sport exploded into the mainstream and surfing changed for ever, Dora's paradise was lost. Outraged at gridlocked swells and a scene that had grown ever more commodified, Dora eventually fled Malibu, seeking empty waves - and anonymity - beyond America. He'd also run afoul of the law, and he led the authorities on a seven-year chase around the globe. Yet, Dora would never give up searching for the spirit of the Malibu he'd lost. Wherever he made his home - New Zealand, South Africa, France - he personified the rebel heart of surfing and became a legend in his own time. This brilliant biography, based on interviews with more than three hundred people who knew Dora, finally uncovers the truth about surfing's most seductive and complicated icon.

Surfing Life

Surface, Substructure and the Commodification of the Sublime
Author: Mark Stranger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351896830
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 300
View: 6397

Continue Reading →

Surfing Life is a study of surfing and social change that also provides insights into other experience-based contemporary subcultures and the nature of the self and social formations in contemporary society. Making use of extensive empirical material to support innovative theoretical approaches to social change, this book offers an analysis of the relationship between embodied experience, culture and the economy. With its ground breaking theoretical contributions, and its foundation in an ethnographic study of surfing culture in locations across Australia, this volume will appeal not only to those interested in the social and cultural phenomenon of surfing, but also to anyone interested in the sociology of sport and leisure, the sociology of culture and consumption, risk-taking, subcultures and theories of contemporary social change.

Kook

What Surfing Taught Me About Love, Life, and Catching the Perfect Wave
Author: Peter Heller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439171815
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
View: 1020

Continue Reading →

Author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Dog Stars With grit, poetry, and humor, Peter Heller, acclaimed author of The Whale Warriors recounts his remarkable journey of discovery—of surfing, an entirely new challenge; of the ocean’s beauty and power; of the strange surf subculture; of love; and, most of all, of how to seek adventure while crafting a meaningful life. Having resolved to master a big-hollow wave— that is, to go from kook (surfese for beginner) to shredder—in a single year, Heller travels from Southern California down the coast of Mexico in the company of his girlfriend and the eccentric surfers they meet. Exuberant and fearless, Heller explores the technique and science of surfing the secrets of its culture, and the environmental ravages to the stunning coastline he visits. As Heller plumbs the working of his own heart and finds joy in both love and surfing, he affords readers vivid insight into this fascinating world, with all of its perils and pleasures, its absurdity and wonder. Exhilarating, entertaining, and moving, Kook is a love story between a man and his surfboard, a man and his girlfriend, a not-so-old man and the sea.

Why Now Is The Perfect Time to Wave a Friendly Goodbye to Quebec


Author: Lowell Green
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456620673
Category: Political Science
Page: 244
View: 7016

Continue Reading →

Few Canadians have fought harder or longer for national unity and bilingualism than Lowell Green. "That was then," says Green. "I have come full circle and am now convinced that it would be best for all concerned if Quebecers were to buck up their courage, cut the cord and, just as many other countries have done, become master in their own house." As is his style, Green, with humour, insight and well-researched facts, pulls no punches in making very powerful and persuasive arguments for what he calls a "velvet divorce" from Quebec. Includes the opinions of 90 different Canadians!

What? Is! the Meaning of Life


Author: Dream Catcher Paul Fisette
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557029228
Category:
Page: 363
View: 7071

Continue Reading →

Synchronicity! "You leave on a Journey to write a book and you end up living the answer to the question you thought you were asking."How do you go about documenting YOUR "Journey of Discovery"? Paul Fisette left on an eight month tour around Canada and the United States living in his RV and came home with the answer to that age-old question, "What is the meaning of life?"But he didn't "just" find an answer; he actually "lived" the answer!His story, documented here, is three parts travelogue, two parts autobiography, one part storytelling, and one part theorizing. This recipe for arriving at an answer that has baffled the minds of many great thinkers from Plato to Einstein leaves us with a question that we must all be wondering.Can it be true?The only way to decide is to read this informative, witty, inquiring, emotionally charged, and inspirational story!