It is not surprising, throughout its long history, surfing has been a subject of many books. You can actually find a wide variety of books about this amazing sport, however, just like it is with any other literature, not all of them are equally good. If you are looking for the ones that are really worth your time and money and especially if you would like to give a book to entertain your surfing friend, this short guide will give you valuable suggestions.
The History of Surfing by Matt Warshaw
According to the rating of this book released in 2010, it is definitely a good read. This book celebrates all five starts as it rating on Amazon and there is nothing strange about it since it is the result of five years of meticulous research and probably surfing of its author who finally presented this work to the public.
The book is filled with curious information as well as 250 rare photos. The total of 500 pages of this book will reveal the truth about surfing and its development and you certainly should use your chance to read it.
The California Surf Project by Eric Soderquist and Chris Burkard
The California Surf Project describes the dream of the most passionate surfers who are ready to quit their jobs and turn into surfing nomads. This is exactly what happened to the authors of this book who have decided to change their lives dramatically and set on a life-long journey.
This book has not only 200 wonderful photos but also a thirty-minute DVD in package.
Surf Craft: Design and the Culture of Board Riding by Richard Kenvin
Another amazing reading for all of the fans of surfing is Surf Craft: Design and the Culture of Board Riding written by Richard Kenvin. As the title suggests, the book will take you on a journey through the generations of surfers showing you how the essence of this sport, which is undeniably a surfboard has been changing. The book is a collection of very curious information and 150 beautiful pictures illustrating the concepts described in the book.
Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die: Surfing Experts Share the World’s Greatest Destinations by Chris Santella
If you are looking for some inspiration for your journeys which you would like to be filled with your surfing experience, you will hardly find any better guide than the book by Chris Santella. The number of places described in this book is enormous and they are either unearthly beautiful or connected to certain important events of the history of surfing. In any case, they are absolutely worth visiting.