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From the Back Cover... Surfing is an exhilarating sport, but it's difficult and dangerous to learn, unless you're well-informed, prepared, and respectful of the ocean's powers. Learn to Surf is a rambunctious introductory guide to the sport that teaches the fundamentals of surfing with detailed, step-by-step instructions for the complete beginner. Covering three types of surfing - traditional surfing, bodyboarding, and body surfing - James MacLaren provides vital information on equipment, techniques, wave and wind dynamics, and safety. Also included are a chapter on surfing etiquette and even a glossary of surfing lingo - everything required to get you out in the water and up on a surfboard and back to the beach in one piece. (6 X 9, 144 pages, b&w photos, diagrams)