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Kayak Surfing (How to Paddle Series)

By Bill Mattos
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Book Details
  • Author: Bill Mattos
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Falcon Guides
  • Published: 2009-05-05
  • Edition: First
One of the most up-to-date, inspiring, and helpful guides to kayak surfing ever published, Kayak Surfing is a modern and visually dynamic resource by a leading expert in the sport. From basic principles to surfing etiquette, advanced technique, and the psychology and philosophy of ocean wave riding, this book covers it all.Throughout the book are stunning photos of author Bill Mattos and other top kayak surfers in action, many from pioneering surfing ventures across the globe--from Cornwall in the United Kingdom, to South Africa, to Tahiti. Mattos's conversational style and clear explanations further ensure that Kayak Surfing is a must--whether you're an experienced surfer or have yet to make the leap. It will have you pushing the boundaries, pulling off the latest moves, towing into ever more implausible wave faces . . . and traveling to ever more remote reaches of the earth insearch of adventure. This book covers- What you'll need- Where to start- Getting to the wave (before it gets to you)- Taking off- Ride direction- Simple turns- Controlling speed- The kayak surfer's Ten Commandments - Core moves- Racing ahead- Carving around- Tucking under- Workin' it- Surviving- Rip till you die- Radical moves- The mystical stuff- Training & fitness- Preparation- Competition- Gear and clothing

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