This comprehensive handbook covers the basics of surfing gear, conditions, safety, etiquette and history. Moreover, it teaches the novice how to cope: not only with waves and learning frustrations, but with crowds and (gulp!) locals, too. Fun, informative and paked with over 100 photos, Surfer's Start-Up is an insider's guide to learning one of the world's most thrilling sports.
"If you want to learn how to surf, read this book." - Steve hawk, Surfer Magazine.